The research network is set in motion with a workshop, titled, ‘Understanding EU legal integration/disintegration: in search of new perspectives’.

By City Press Office (City Press Office), Published


The EUFutures network was launched at The City Law School on 4th November 2022, with the workshop, Understanding EU legal integration/disintegration: in search of new perspectives.

EUFutures is a new research network sponsored by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and the James Madison Charitable Trust (from 2022-2025), and is led by Professor Elaine Fahey, Professor Fabian Terpan (Sciences Po, Grenoble), and Dr Rebecca Zahn (University of Strathclyde).


The network provides an opportunity for its members to come together to reflect on the future methodological direction(s) of EU law and EU integration; to identify training needs for EU lawyers interested in interdisciplinary study; and to consider both how law could open itself up to methodologies from other disciplines and what legal analysis could offer to political, economic and historical approaches.

The keynote was delivered by Professor Mikael Rask Madsen (iCourts University of Copenhagen), on Researching the European Court of Justice. There were 18 speakers (in-person from the UK and Europe), including many leading senior and midcareer scholars and early career researchers and many online attendees, with speakers including Dr Adrienne Yong, (The City Law School and network member) and Giulio Kowalski, (Jean Monnet Chair-funded PhD candidate at The City Law School).

A series of events, training and further conferences at UACES and in Grenoble are planned for the future.

To follow EUFutures, check out its website and Twitter account, including upcoming outputs.