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Project "The customization of European Union directives: an international comparative inquiry" funded by Swiss National Science Foundation

posted May 8, 2015, 6:19 AM by Eva Thomann   [ updated Jul 22, 2015, 12:44 PM ]
My research on the customization of EU directives has been awarded an 18-months postdoctoral career grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project explores the distinct causes and consequences of the customization of European Union directives during transposition in four EU member states and Switzerland. The focus is on food safety policies as a particularly illustrative and salient example of border-crossing market-correcting policies aimed at economic integration. The project adds to a better understanding of how multi-level implementation affects the practical solution of common problems, such as food safety, in multi-level systems, and links the usually separate insights from Europeanization, member-state implementation and frontline implementation.
The project involves a six-months stay as a postdoctoral visiting scholar at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research. A twelve-months stay as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Heidelberg University goes along with a collaboration with Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun.