Annual Report 2015

The annual report 2015 on MCEL members' activities is now available.

In 2015, as in previous years, MCEL organised a series of workshops and research seminars, both in Maastricht and in the UM’s Brussels Campus, and the publications produced by its members continue to cover a broad range of questions of EU law. Two new full professors joined the Centre on a part-time basis, namely Phedon Nicolaides and Oswald Jansen. Two new collective research projects were started in 2015: the international research network on agencification of EU executive governance (TARN), led by Ellen Vos, and the ‘Judging in Europe’ project led by Monica Claes together with appeals judge Marc de Werd.

The most important institutional development in 2015 was the creation of CERiM, the Centre for European Research in Maastricht: MCEL decided to join forces with colleagues from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as with the Montesquieu Institute Maastricht in creating this new interdisciplinary centre for research on European integration, covering the disciplines of law, political science and history. The creation of CERiM will give a new impetus to the work of MCEL and will reinforce the interdisciplinary character of its research. It has already allowed for the recruitment of two postdoc researchers, one of whom (Vigjilenca Abazi) is based at MCEL.

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