Jean Monnet Chair on Rule of law in the EU and national legal orders (EURoLNAT)

1 October 2022 until 1 September 2025
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EURoLNAT aims to contribute to the protection of the values of the rule of law in the EU and national legal order by engaging, educating and stimulating a dialogue among students, scholars, stakeholders and the public. This Chair can be considered timely in light of the various contemporary pressures on, and challenges for, the rule of law within the EU. The Chair adopts an innovative interdisciplinary and integrated approach towards the concept of rule of law by fostering teaching and research of national public law in the light of EU law (bottom-up) as well as EU law and its consequences for national legal orders (top-down).

The project pursues four objectives:

  • Strengthening and promoting teaching in relation to the rule of law from an integrated EU law and (national) public law perspective. The Chair and his team will offer new (summer) courses, master classes as well as guest lectures. The teaching and students are a way to generate wider societal impact, especially via blog posts written by students.
  • Strengthening and promoting research in relation to the rule of law from an integrated EU law and (national) public law perspective. The Chair aims to connect research on national public law and EU law as well as contributing to research excellence and new international research networks via a lecture series, an international conference and an edited volume.
  • Fostering a dialogue between scholars, policy-makers, civil society actors, judges and lawyers about the rule of law. The Chair makes teaching and research outputs available to a wide group of societal stakeholders and decision-makers. This dialogue is also a way to generate new knowledge.
  • Educating the wider public about the relevance of rule of law in the Netherlands and Europe and the EU’s contribution to it. EURoLNAT has the ambition to pursue an active outreach and educational strategy beyond academia and specialised audiences. The teaching of the new generations of EU citizens at primary and secondary schools is particularly innovative.


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