RP3-Governance & Institutional Change

Objectives - Impact:

Main aim of this research pillar is to examine how and to which extent the EMU has stimulated change in Government Structures & Institutions instigating a more efficient, effective and transparent administration and governance either on EU level or on certain countries. It will be contemplated how the EMU has served as a regime builder for the EU and its constituent parts and how it influences the regulatory and institutional  environment of aspiring member states. Aspects of Economic Governance are addressed as well.

Sub-Activities/Topics Covered:

a) EMU’s impact on Governance & Institutional Change: West European member states

b) EMU’s impact on Governance & Institutional Change: East European member states (new member states)

        c) EMU’s impact on Governance & Institutional Change: states aspiring to EU membership
        d) EMU Economic Governance

Benefits for Participants & Linkage to LLP Goals:

1)      Dissemination of specialized knowledge to Civil Society and furnishing its members with understanding of the significance of the European Integration project, thus enhancing the sense of European identity,

2)      Enhancing education at all levels (academic, intermediaries, civil society) thus serving the objectives of Europe 2020 regarding incentives for increasing third level education,

3)      Promoting academic research of high caliber and the involvement of young researchers and distinguished academics, thus facilitating the goal of a European Research Area.

Impact on the Field of Research: to determine the political and institutional spill-over effect of the EMU on old, new and aspiring member states, to reinvigorate academic research and to stimulate public debate and awareness on the political/institutional impact of EU Integration.