Ellen’s main areas of interest are EU constituional and institutional law, competence, delegation of powers, comitology and agencies, internal market, differentiated integration, EU risk regulation (precautionary principle, food safety, pharmaceuticals nanotechnology).
She has published extensively in these areas. She supervises (and has supervised) numerous master and PhD theses in these areas.
Ellen Vos has been awarded several peer reviewed research project grants in the field of European integration. In 1996 she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Commission under the EU 4th Framework programme which she carried out at the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP) in Bremen (1996-1998).
In 2002 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded her a career grant under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme to fund a 5-year research project on risk regulation (VIDI grant).
Ellen Vos participated in various EU Projects; 1) Promoting Food Safety through a New Integrated Risk Analysis Approach for Foods (SAFE FOODS) (www.safefoods.nl) (2004-2008); 2) Trustnet-in-Action (www.trustnetinaction.com) (2005-2007) and 3) Network of Excellence CONNEX, Connecting Excellence and European Governance, co-ordinated by the University of Mannheim (www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/projekte/connex/) (2004-2008); 4) INPROFOOD, towards sustainable food research (http://www.inprofood.eu) (2011-2014).
Currently she is the coordinator of a large EU Horizon2020 project: REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders (RECIPES) (https://recipes-project.eu/) (2019-2022).
Most recent publications:
de Smedt, K., & Vos, E. (2022). The application of the precautionary principle in the EU. In H. A. Mieg (Ed.), The Responsibility of Science (pp. 163-186). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Vol. 57 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91597-1_8
Everson, M., & Vos, E. (2021). European Union Agencies. In M. Riddervold, J. Trondal, & A. Newsome (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of EU Crises (pp. 315-337). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51791-5_17
Athanasiadou, N., Vos, E., & Dohmen, L. (2020). EU agencies and conflicts of interests. European Parliament. https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2020/621934/IPOL_STU(2020)621934_EN.pdf
Vos, E., & de Smedt, K. (2020). Taking stock as a basis for the effect of the precautionary principle since 2000. European Commission.
Volpato, A., & Vos, E. (2020). The institutional architecture of EU environmental governance: the role of EU agencies. In M. Peeters, & M. Eliantonio (Eds.), Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788970679.00011
Smith, A., Parrino, L., Vrbos, D., Nicolini, G., Bucchi, M., Carr, M., Chen, J. S., Dendler, L., Krishnaswamy, K., Lecchini, D., Lofstedt, R., Patel, M., Reisch, L., Verloo, D., Vos, E., Zollo, F., & Gallani, B. (2019). Communicating to and engaging with the public in regulatory science. Efsa journal, 17(S1), [e170717]. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.e170717
Chamon, M., Hoffman, H., & Vos, E. (2019). Introduction: EU agencies going global. In H. C. H. Hofmann, E. Vos, & M. Chamon (Eds.), The external dimension of EU agencies and bodies - Law and policy (pp. 1-10). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788973755.00006
Peeters, M., & Vos, E. (2019). Judges should remain judges and should not become scientists or policymakers. In M. Hulme (Ed.), Contemporary Climate Change Debates: A student primer (pp. 197-206)
Hofmann, H., Vos, E., & Chamon, M. (Eds.) (2019). The external dimension of EU bodies and agencies: Law and policy. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Vos, E. (2018). EU agencies on the move: challenges ahead. (1 ed.) SIEPS. SIEPS No. 2018:1 http://www.sieps.se/globalassets/publikationer/sieps-2018_1-web.pdf