Legislating after Lisbon. New Opportunities for the European Parliament
DE WITTE, Bruno; TRECHSEL, Alexander H.; DAMJANOVIĆ, Dragana; HELLQUIST, Elin; HIEN, Josef; PONZANO, Paolo
Title: Legislating after Lisbon. New Opportunities for the European Parliament
Author: DE WITTE, Bruno; TRECHSEL, Alexander H.; DAMJANOVIĆ, Dragana; HELLQUIST, Elin; HIEN, Josef; PONZANO, Paolo
Series/Report no.: EUDO Report; 2010/01; EUDO Institutions
External link: http://www.eui.eu/Projects/EUDO/Documents/EUDO1web.pdf
This study was prepared by a research team of the European Union Democracy Observatory (EUDO) upon a request of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament. The object of the study was described as follows in the commissioning contract: “How to maximise the influence of the European Parliament in light of the Lisbon Treaty, in order to implement the Social Agenda and get the citizens closer to the EU.” The title of the study is a short rendering of that description. EUDO is an independent and interdisciplinary academic organization, fully integrated within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Its declared goals are: to produce a permanent and periodic assessment of democratic practices within the EU; to serve as a forum to exchange ideas and good practices; and to be a resource for policy-makers, academics and EU citizen. To reach these goals, the EUDO platform consists of four components, the four EUDO observatories, one of which has, as its central theme of interest, institutional change and reform in the European Union. The EUDO Observatory on Institutional Change and Reforms recently organised, in February 2010, a workshop on the institutional implementation (la mise en oeuvre institutionnelle) of the Lisbon Treaty. The workshop was convened by Paolo Ponzano and Bruno de Witte and brought together practitioners of the EU institutions with a selected group of academics for a thorough discussion of the ongoing ‘implementation’ of the Lisbon Treaty.
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