This event is upon personal invitation only
The Clingendael Institute organises, together with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), an expert lunch workshop 'From Broadening to Managing the Rule of Law Agenda' in Brussels on Tuesday December 6.
The EU is currently attempting to get a better grip on the rule of law with various initiatives. The latest is the European Parliament’s proposal of a Union Pact for Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights. This expert discussion aims to explore a different, complementary, approach: the relevance of a management perspective related to multilevel capacity-building (national, network, and European levels). Central in our discussion are questions such as: does the EU actually have the management capacities and willingness to improve national rule of law institutions? Does the EU have the instruments to discuss the quality of the many national institutions that, together, define the quality of rule of law in member states. Is the rule of law agenda failing where the eurozone agenda is starting to succeed – and if so, why? Which national institutions need to be targeted? What role does this demand from the Commission and the European Parliament?