Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

ACELG research projects completed

  • Citizens and EU Administration: Direct and Indirect Links

    This report, commissioned by the European Parliament, focused on the legal and non-legal avenues by which transparency and participation have been ensured in EU law and practice, and assessed their strengths and weaknesses post - Lisbon. The ...

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  • Defending European values in the World Trade Organisation?

    Funded by the NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, this two-year research project explored, if and to what extent WTO trade rules give WTO members, especially the EU, the leeway to consider ethical, socio-economic, cultural, ...

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  • EU Powers under External Pressure

    Funded by the NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, this research project (2012 - 2015) aimed to identify and discuss the implication of the Union's external actions for its devised internal constitutional structures.

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  • Integration Act and consequences for immigration status

    In this 2014, project financed by the City of Amsterdam, Professor of European Migration Law Betty de Hart studied the possible consequences of the Integration Act (Wet Inburgering) on the legal residence of migrants.

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  • National Constitutional Avenues for Further EU Integration

    In this research project, commissioned by the European Parliament, Leonard Besselink in cooperation with other researchers from UvA and Maastricht University, investigated national constitutional limits to further EU integration and explored ways ...

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  • The EU Internal Security Strategy, the EU Policy Cycle and the Role of (AFSJ) Agencies

    Requested and funded by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the briefing note prepared by ACELG researchers Madalina Busuioc and Deirdre Curtin, reflected on the EU policy cycle, identified some key ...

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  • The implementation of EU framework directives into the Dutch legal system

    In this research project, commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Justice, the question was explored whether framework directives fundamentally impact the Dutch legal system. The project was carried out in 2010 by researchers from ACELG in ...

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  • Unveiling EU Administrative Discretion

    Funded by the NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, this research project (2013 - 2016) examined the role of law in controlling discretion of EU administrative actors – Commission, Council, comitology committees, agencies – ...

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