Call for Expressions of Interest:The shared management of EU funds in comparative perspective, Brussels, 28–29 April 2022

This exploratory workshop, to be held in hybrid format in Brussels (Maastricht University), seeks to bring together scholars researching (or interested in conducting research in) the shared management of EU funds.

This is a topic which has received limited scholarly attention, particularly in law. For this reason, the aim of the workshop is to enable the building of a community of scholars interested in EU funds management and to foster academic exchange and research collaboration in this area.

We welcome abstracts, ideas or even expressions of interest to undertake research in one (or more) of the following three themes, in particular:

  • Socio-legal (including empirical) work at the domestic level: contributions focusing on one (or more) specific Member States that will explore national governance of EU funds
  • Comparative contributions that seek to analyse or systematise different rules and decision-making procedures that apply across the different funding schemes
  • Work that aims to shed light on accountability challenges in shared management – be they judicial or non-judicial.

Although we are keen to include contributions addressing EU funds management from a legal perspective, the workshop and the ‘community in the making’ are open to scholars from other disciplines as well, such as political science and public administration.

After the workshop, the selected speakers will be invited to work further on their contributions with a view to developing a full article for a special issue.

We are happy to answer any questions or provide further information, including a more developed explanatory statement. Please send your abstracts, ideas or expressions of interest to all three signatories below by 30 November 2021. We will respond to all abstracts, ideas and expressions by the end of December 2021.

Funding for the workshop (accommodation and travel costs for the selected participants) is provided by Maastricht University and a YERUN Research Mobility Award 2021.

Mariolina Eliantonio (m.eliantonio[@]

Emilia Korkea-aho (emilia.korkea-aho[@]

Nikos Vogiatzis (n.vogiatzis[@]