FullCompensation at the European Researchers’ Night in Groningen

by: in Law

The EU-funded project FullCompensation aims to make the compensation of pain and suffering damages more equitable and efficient. To this end, the project led to the development of a model legislative proposal and guidelines, based on comparative and empirical evidence. These results were presented to the participants of the European Researchers’ Night on 29th September 2023 organised by the University of Groningen.

The EU-funded project FullCompensation aimed to develop tools to make the compensation of pain and suffering damages more equitable and efficient in the EU. This is to tackle the widespread perception that the awarding of pain and suffering damages is so variable and unpredictable that it resembles a lottery.

The tools developed to this end include a model legislative proposal and guidelines. These are intended to provide a source of inspiration to EU Member States and adjudicators.

These documents are quite technical, but its potential impact could go beyond policymakers and legal professionals.

Participating in science festivals was a great way to reach non-experts and make them aware of the issues addressed by research projects - and their proposed solutions.

This is why I am glad to share that I have joined the European Researchers’ Night on 29th September in Groningen. The European Researchers’ Night is a science festival that takes place simultaneously in different locations across Europe.

In Groningen, I presented the results of my research to the local population, competing in a silent disco battle with other researchers from different background.

After this presentation, I had the chance of hearing from the participants about their personal experiences related to the topic of the project. Hearing their words of encouragement was really rewarding!

Do you want to learn more about FullCompensation? Then have a look at its outputs here.

A. Parziale

Andrea Parziale is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO), Maastricht University, where he is implementing his EU-funded individual fellowship "FullCompensation - Rationalising Full Compensation of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Reconcile Equal Treatment and Personalisation" (Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101028723).