The Workshop on “The New Frontiers of EU Administrative Law: Is There an Accountability Gap in EU External Relations?” will take place at the Faculy of Law of the University of Helsinki, on 19 and 20 June 2017, and is organized by Marise Cremona and Päivi Leino-Sandberg.
The traditional functions of administrative law are two-fold: controlling the administration and regulating the relationship of government with its citizens. Key issues of administrative law therefore relate to accountability and control. EU administrative law can be defined as “the rules and principles which govern the functional, organizational, and procedural elements of the administration of the Union” (H.C.H. Hofmann, G.C. Rowe, A.H. Türk). The Workshop is designed to focus on these functions of administrative law, as they apply within EU external relations. Although EU administrative law scholars have not traditionally concerned themselves much with external relations or foreign policy our research, and that of our collaborators, demonstrates not only that there is in fact a great deal to engage administrative law but also that external relations presents us with some of the most interesting problems in current administrative law. It raises questions, for example, of how we identify those whose interests administrative law is designed to protect, how accountability operates in transnational contexts, and how we define the boundaries of executive discretion.
Workshop organized by: Marise Cremona (Professor of European Law, European University Institute; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Päivi Leino-Sandberg (Professor of International and EU law, UEF Law School; Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Visiting Fellow at the EUI Law Department; email@example.com)
Venue: Helsinki (Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, Faculty Room P 545, 5th floor)
For more info and registration: Päivi Leino-Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).