The organisers of the conference welcome abstract submissions for the event which will be held on June 8, 2018 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy under the auspices of the Max Weber Programme.


The conference will examine to what extent the EU is being politicised and its law challenged in the Member States. The focus will not only be on Member States that are known to be highly critical of the EU; for a complete picture, the aim is rather to find out whether challenges to EU law and governance are frequent occurrences or merely highly visible exceptions. The conference has two objectives. The first is to establish whether Euroscepticism takes the form of specific criticism of EU legislation and case law. Do governments and/or political parties criticise particular pieces of EU law and policy, and do they propose, or take, initiatives that are incompatible with those of the Union? Second, the conference will explore to what extent criticism of the EU is translated into actual changes in national law. Is Eurosceptic rhetoric made manifest in the domestic legislation or case law of the Member States?


Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 18, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2018. Full drafts of papers are due by May 15, 2018.

For more information, see the official call for papers.

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