European Law

European law includes issues that fall within the application of European law, but also issues connected to the European Convention on Human Rights and comparative national law.

The research in European law at the faculty is extensive and a large number of projects are in progress, where the interaction between European and Swedish law is studied in different fields of the law.

In 2010 the faculty began to build a specific research environment for European law, and especially EU law. Currently research within three extensive themes is carried out here: EU constitutional law, EU criminal law, and EU market law. Our aim is that it will be a leading research environment nationally with broad international research collaboration.

To develop the research collaboration and to strengthen the dialogue with our society, we regularly arrange colloquia or work shops on each theme. We also have special seminars where we present and discuss issues of common importance for the faculty’s research in European law.

Current research

During 2010 the European Union’s new Lisbon Treaty got particular attention in research and seminar activity. A previously started project on the Lisbon treaty and its constitutional consequences was finished and several new projects were initiated. One of these projects concerns how the Lisbon treaty gives national parliaments the possibility to follow and participate in the decision process in the EU.

Since 2011 EU’s criminal law collaboration has had a major role. We have initiated a project about the tension between new EU legislation and the citizens of the Union’s protection of personal integrity. More projects will be initiated.

Since February 2015, the research group on European law has been involved as partner in a European Commission - DG Justice project named CharterClick!.

Starting from November 2015, the Research Group on European Law is involved as partner in the European Commission supported project “ACTIONES” under the “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship” Programme.


Carl Fredrik Bergström


European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN)
European Constitutional Law Network (ECLN)
Research Network on EU Administrative Law (ReNEUAL)
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at EUI (RSCAS)
Swedish Network for European Legal Studies (SNELS)

Research Projects

Last modified: 2022-09-08