1516 Oct 12:00
- 17:30
Sustainable Europe and its global reach

3rd Jean Monnet NOVA EU workshop



The Maastricht Centre for European Law is launching a call for papers for a workshop on Migration and EU Borders. This workshop forms part of a series of four workshops within the Jean Monnet NOVA-EU project. NOVA-EU aims to stimulate discussion and enhance research into four key challenges:

  1. Digitalisation, Ethics and EU Fundamental Rights;
  2. Migration and EU Borders;
  4. EU Rule of Law and Democracy.


The workshop Sustainable Europe and its global reach intends to contribute to the academic and policy debate by discussing the aspects of “Sustainable Europe” in its external dimension in an interdisciplinary setting. It aims to include speakers from law, political science and social science. We expressly encourage junior (PhD or PostDoc level) and senior researchers to apply. Given the applied nature of the NOVA-EU project, we strongly encourage participants to reflect on the problems also from a policy perspective with the view of offering policy recommendations during the workshop. The latter will form as a springboard for two policy briefs to be presented to the European Commission as one of the outputs of the project.


If you are interested to participate as a speaker and deliver a paper, please upload a 300-500 words abstract of your paper at the latest on 31 May 2020, together with a short bio, through the online system (click on the green Call for Papers button). We specifically encourage papers analysing the following topics and questions from the perspective of sustainable development:

  • How is sustainable development reflected in EU law and policies and what is its impact on the EU’s external policies?
  • What impact does the sharp focus on environmental aims, and the use of inter alia market-based instruments to achieve does aims, have on human rights? How does the EU succeed in striking a balance between ambitious environmental policies and human rights, including economic and social rights, particularly in its external actions?
  • How can the EU ensure coherence between its internal and external policies in light of the fact that these policies are embedded in institutions and structures while the understanding of how to achieve sustainability is a dynamic process with potentially many different understandings across the world?
  • How does the EU impact activities in third countries through EU legislation promoting non-trade values with extraterritorial reach? What new EU legislation can be thought of to increase this impact?
  • What is the extraterritorial reach of EU non-trade values legislation and is it in line with international law?
  • In which manner does the EU tackle the external sustainable development aspects of global supply chains?
  • What are the legal mechanisms (monitoring of compliance, due diligence, enforcement etc.) with which the EU pursues trade and non-trade values in its bilateral and multilateral relations; how effective are they and what are their deficiencies?
  • What is the impact of the EU’s regulatory approach on non-trade values and in bilateral and multilateral fora?
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