The European Union as a regulatory power

The role of the European Union was on the agenda on a conference supported by the Dreyer Foundation

On 13-14 October 2011 academics and practitioners met on the University of Copenhagen to reflect on the future of the European Union (EU) in shaping emerging new regimes of governance regulating economics, environmental, and security aspects of global life.

At the conferences some of the following research question were discussed: To which extent will the EU be capable of influencing the ongoing reorientation of the legal structures and substance of global governance regimes in a re-configured multi-polar world?  Does the EU have the capacity to shape the global system to match its regulatory ambitions - or is that even desirable? Has the EU already missed the opportunity to place its mark on the shaping of global governance regimes?

The outcome of the conference will be published in an edited volume with Oxford University Press in 2012.

You can read a summery of the conference here.

December 2011