Revisiting EU Coordination: The Member States and Beyond

Member states of the European Union (EU) and closely associated neighbouring states are deeply integrated, accordingly the coordination of EU policy-making has become a crucial element of domestic politics and policy-making. How EU coordination is managed varies across EU member states and has been confronted with severe new challenges due to deep-cutting crises that had to be dealt with in the framework of a new Treaty that took effect in 2009. Both for the functioning of the EU and for the legitimacy of shaping policies questions about EU policy coordination are crucial. The only comprehensive comparative study on these questions dates back to early 2000s. Together with the co-editor of this first volume, Professor Hussein Kassim (Warwick University), Eva Heidbreder coordinates the collaborative project that covers coordination in all 27 EU member states, the relevant affiliated states UK, Switzerland and Norway, as well as cross-country analyses on how coordination demands in EU governance have changed since the enforcement of the Treaty of Lisbon. 

The project is led by Eva Heidbreder (OVGU) and Hussein Kassim (University of East Anglia, UK). To launch the comprehensive project, a first author workshop with high-level EU experts from across the EU was held as part of the Jean Monnet activities in the Wallonen Kirche in Magdeburg in November 2023.


A second workshop took place in December 2023 at the Villa Vigoni (IT). This workshop was made possible by the support of the BMBF-funded IMPACT programme and the support of the Villa Vigoni.

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