The European Administrative Space programme focuses on the institutional and material prerequisites for political and administrative leeway in the member states of the European Union, both
- from the member states’ perspective (enforcement of national policy preferences while preserving those national legal and administrative cultures that are worth preserving)
- from that of the European Union (ensuring effective and uniform implementation of Union law within the European Administrative Space).
From this, the programme has derived the following more concrete research fields, which will be prioritised within the framework of the European Administrative Space programme.
- Research field 1: European Administrative Space, European administrative networks and comparison of European (legal) administrations: the fundamentals
- Research field 2: Best and worst practices of responsibility sharing in the European multi-level system: division of responsibility, shifting of responsibility and irresponsibility
- Research field 3: National political and administrative diversity in Union unity: recognising leeway and limits
- Research field 4: Assertiveness of member state administrations in formal and informal European negotiation arenas and in the European Administrative Network: prerequisites, opportunities, strategies
- Research field 5: The common rule of law and democratic standards of "good administration" as the basis of the European Administrative Space
You can find a state of research summary for the research fields and context here.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stelkens
Prof. Dr. Cristina Fraenkel-Haeberle