Citizen and stakeholder consultation is gaining attention in EU policy and law-making at both the national and EU-level. And while the spotlight is increasingly being directed at stakeholder participation in EU legislative processes, legal considerations relevant to stakeholder consultation remain murky.
This research project seeks to generate new knowledge on EU law-making at both the EU and the national level in Sweden, and offer analytical tools for assessing the quality of participation in this process. It asks the questions; what legal principles and rules govern the EU commission’s open consultations and the Swedish consultation procedure (Remissväsendet) as they relate to EU law-making? E.g. what rights and obligations rest with the facilitators of the consultation processes as well as potential participants? To what degree are these two consultative legislative processes legally coherent, and how can they advance in coherence? The research approach encompasses mapping applicable regulation activated by consultation while disentangling soft-law instruments and common practice from binding law. It introduces a legally significant comparative framework for coherence which includes empirical research and sampling EU-legislation.
Speaker: Gloria Golmohammadi, Doctoral Candidate in EU law, Stockholm University
Time: 3 December 2015, Thursday, 12.00 - 13.30
Location: Fakultetsrummet, plan 8, Juridicum, SU