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Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

ACELG is a Faculty Centre of Excellence. It makes high level contributions to the academic and policy debate on legal and governance processes in Europe.
European Constitutionalism, Crisis and the Security of the European Project
25 Feb 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Massimo Fichera (University of Helsinki) will present his book 'The Foundations of the EU as a Polity' in which he provides an account of European integration as a process shaped by security and fundamental rights as ...
The Widening Use of State of Emergency
11 Mar 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Public unrest, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and events of equal severity have in recent years prompted states to declare state of emergency. The permissibility of state of emergency under human rights law is ...
Justice, Legitimacy, and the Authority of Legislation within the European Union
1 Apr 2019 15:30 - 17:00
EU lawyers have questioned the significance of legislative decision-making within the EU. Martijn van den Brink (Max Planck Institute Göttingen) challenges these views and argues that the EU legislature must enjoy ...


European Law Clinic

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Women's rights in NL - build on what's been achieved so far
18 February 2019
Dutch feminist magazine Opzij published an interview with Anniek de Ruijter, ACELG associate professor and director of Bureau Clara Wichmann. De Ruijter: there has been progress on women's rights in the Netherlands ...
Apply for Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship with ACELG
13 February 2019
Have you recently finished your PhD? Are you interested in a postdoc position to further pursue your research in European law and governance? We would like to invite you to apply for a Marie Curie grant together with ...
Call for papers: Summer School on European and Transnational Rulemaking
6 February 2019
Researchers interested in participating in this summer school can submit papers until 28 February 2019. The summer school will bring together PhD candidates, advanced master students, and postdoctoral researchers (<3 ...

PhD research

Are you looking to pursue a PhD research project in European public law? Look at the possibilities within ACELG. is initiated and driven by members of ACELG. It checks claims about the EU against the legal facts.

The ACELG Blog

On the ACELG Blog, researchers of the centre comment on recent developments in the European Union.
Master's programmes
Master's programmes are one-year programmes leading to a Master of Laws (LLM) degree. For European Law there are the tracks European Competition Law and Regulation and European Union Law.