Global law and policy

The World is facing a new global order. New international institutions and new roles for existing institutions are being put into place. EU Law and International Law are becoming global, and International Law is being transformed to a certain extent as a consequence of European law.

The aim of this research area is to foster knowledge in the most important areas of global interaction and interdependencies.

Attention will also be devoted to the European experience and to its contribution to global governance. In this new shaping of a multi-polar world: What contributions can the European Model of Governance offer?

To what extent can our institutional experience be exported to the global scene? What can we learn regarding majority voting, consensus building or the Role of Court of Justice?

Concerning European policies: what lessons can be drawn from the European experience - with its successes and certainly with its limits- ? Is the European acquis becoming global regarding human rights, financial supervision, competence law, trade…?

In this framework, the University Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, has initiated a project titled “Contributions of the European Model of Governance to global law and policies”, with the cooperation of the European Commission´s Lifelong Learning Programme .

With this project it will try to create knowledge and promote an open debate with civil society and the academic community on the topic and to incorporate transatlantic perspectives, through the participation of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School.

The research project will develop during three years.

"Contributions of the European model of governance to global law and policies" has been selected as a SUCCESS STORY by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.