European Constitution Network

A Study Group bringing together distinguished academics from all over the world.

European Constitution

We in Europe are facing a critical period in the process of closer unification.

We claim a revision of the EU treaties toward a Constitution of Europe.

About our network

The Study Group in a nutshell

The study groups forms a transnational group of Jean Monnet Chairholders and other distinguished academics throughout the world who have contributed to the study of European Union politics.

The study group envisages discussing its findings with EU representatives of the European civil society. The main aim of this endeavour is to promote debate among its members and the public at large on crucial issues for the future of European Union framework.

Members of the study-group will be asked to produce essays and documents, according to their specialization and competence, on the historical, economic, juridical, political and sociological aspects of the Constitution which the European Union needs to complete the process of European unification.

A TRANSNATIONAL ACADEMIC NETWORK

+160 Jean Monnet Professors and other distinguished academics from 22 EU member States and 17 non-EU States

THEMATIC DEBATE AND POLICY PAPERS

16 Study Group’s working committees debate the hot topics of EU affairs and plan to publish policy papers aimed at stimulating debate on European Constituon process

STUDYING eu POLITICS AND SOCIETY

The study group analyses the history and current evolution of European Union framework, its positioning in world politics, and the relationship between EU citizens and public institutions

dialogue between academia and eu institutions

The proceedings of the study-group aim therefore to help fill the existing gap between the academic community and the European decision-making process.

Read the policy papers

DIGITALISATION AND ROBOTISATION

Working Group 15
Chair: Rotating amongst members
Coordinator: Samuele NANNONI

FEDERAL TAXATION

Working Group 11
Chair: Prof. Ana I. GONZÁLEZ
Coordinator: Samuele NANNONI

STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION, PARTICIPATION AND OUTCOMES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Working Group 04
Chair: Prof. Peter SCHIFFAUER
Coordinator: Prof. Cristina MATIUTA

SOVEREIGNTY AND CONSTITUENT POWER

Working Group 02
Chair: Prof. Andrea BOSCO
Coordinator: Prof. Miroslava SCHOLTEN

HISTORICAL META-ANALYSIS OF THE MAIN DRIVING FORCES FOR EUROPEAN UNIFICATION

Working Group 01
Chair: Prof. Klemens H. FISCHER
Coordinator: Dorian JANO

Research proposal

The European Constitution Process

as a Model for Global Governance

Our vision

A united and democratic

future for Europe

The present European Union does not constitute a real state. However, EU might and should become a federated union of free states. The European institutions offer the most advanced example of functional supranational constitutionalism.

In the process of European integration, constitutionalism and democracy as empirical ideas and normative ideals have become synonymous with legitimate governance.

The final goal of the European constitutional process is to create a new model of international democracy, promoting democracy and cooperation beyond the borders of the nation-state.

The Study Group is carrying out research on the following main fields:

history of the driving forces for European unification

A constituent body's powers, methods and proceedings

A comparative analysis of federal constitutions and EU institutions

democratic representation and participation and the EU

Evolution of awareness in the citizenry

Evolution and democratic reform of social policy

The role of communication in democratizating EU policy

Common economic policy

Common foreign policy

Common Security and Defence policy

federal taxation

Constitutional aspects of a concentric circles Europe

Education, transportation, communication

Education, transportation, communication

Digitalisation and robotization in future functioning of the EU

Energy Policy and Sustainability

Our ears are wide open.

We are eager to discuss with scholars, private stakeholders and policymakers

An open forum of ideas

We foster dialogue between our members, EU policymakers and civil society.

 

We would be grateful to receive feedback on our projects.

Please contact us also if you have readings or ideas to suggest.

 

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