MCEL launches the MCEL Master Thesis Project 2020-2021: Greening Europe
Greening Europe is this year’s MCEL master thesis project which brings together students and staff members of MCEL who are interested in the study of EU environmental law. Where our society faces ever increasing complex issues in relation to the protection of the environment, the need to study EU environmental law needs hardly to be underlined.
While, on the one hand, the EU is often perceived as a global green standard-setter because of its ambitious environmental policies, the content and implementation of these environmental standards – which in fact should lead to a transition of our society to a more sustainable one – comes along with many legal questions and disputes.
About MCEL’s Thesis Project Greening Europe
Within the framework of this project you will write an individual thesis on a topic of your choice related to the overall theme: Greening Europe. You will regularly meet with your fellow students who write also on this theme and MCEL’s staff members. You will get individual guidance and feedback on your research question and (parts of) your thesis by our expert staff members and your fellow students. You will have one formal supervisor.
Meetings around your thesis project
You will meet three times with your fellow students and an MCEL staff member to present your research and the progress that you have made. MCEL staff members will give two lectures on Greening Europe and How to write a thesis. Throughout the project you will have individual contact with your own supervisor.
Timeframe of the thesis project
In June 2021 you will submit a good draft version of your whole thesis for feedback. At the end of June/beginning of July 2021 you will present your draft thesis to fellow students and MCEL staff members. With the feedback that you will receive you can finalise your thesis and submit it through the Academic Paper dossier; the deadline for this is 31 August 2021; surely you may submit also earlier.
You will write your own thesis but be part of an inspiring research team and work closely together with other fellow students who will work on the theme Greening Europe as well as MCEL staff. You will meet and get supervision of MCEL’s experts who will give additional two lectures. You will also become an MCEL student member and be welcome at MCEL’s monthly research seminars. You will be part of a research team to contribute to a further understanding of how law can help to protect the European environment.
In addition to the meetings and lectures, you will have individual contact with your supervisor. In addition to the ECs you will get a certificate that will enrich your CV. Conducting research in the dynamic field of EU environmental law will not only give you an opportunity to learn how general concepts of EU law turn out in this specific policy field, but will also enable you to contribute to a further understanding of this truly complex branch of law that aims to provide a safe and healthy living environment.
Our MCEL experts are looking forward to working with you!
Download the Greening Europe flyer