Network of Excellence of Training on HATE (NETHATE)
The Network of Excellence of Training on HATE (NETHATE) consortium, which was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks grant in 2020, brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars of hatred from a dozen European universities and cooperates with governmental agencies, as well as non-academic private partners, including Google and a number of NGOs and civil society partners.
Project leader for Erasmus School of Law: Prof. Jeroen Temperman.
Building EU Civil Justice (EU-JUSTICE)
Access to civil justice is of paramount importance for enforcing the rights of consumers and businesses and protecting fundamental rights. Key issues in the current efforts to improve access to justice at the EU and national level are the digitisation of procedures and decision making, the privatisation of justice (ADR), increasing self-representation, and court specialisation. We investigate how these trends develop and how these influence access to justice in selected Member States and at the EU level, and how these influence the emerging EU civil justice system.
Project leader: Prof. Xandra Kramer.
Towards sustainable cost and funding mechanisms for civil litigation in Europe (NWO-Vici)
At the heart of effective access to civil justice lies litigation funding and cost management. Access to civil justice has been under pressure due to retrenching governments, high costs, and procedural inefficiency. The Vici project will assess new pathways to civil justice funding and cost schemes, with a view to developing a balanced financing system, thereby securing access to justice in Europe.
Project leader: Prof. Xandra Kramer.
Digital Governance (DIGOV)
The Digital Governance project (DIGOV) asks which rules and norms are needed to enable Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to fully support our individual and societal interests. To that aim DIGOV organises international conferences, a visiting scholar programme, policy consultations and builds up an open teaching platform. DIGOV is also the name of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that has been awarded by the European Commission to Erasmus School of Law, in conjunction with the Law School of the University of Leeds (UK) and the Law School of Bar-Ilan University (Israel).
Transfer of Criminal Proceedings (TROP)
This research project will provide policy makers and legislators with a clear view and an in depth analysis of the current practice of the transfer of criminal proceedings in the EU, as an essential instrument for cooperation in criminal matters. In addition it will provide shared, cross checked (by scholars and policy makers) proposals for improvement, based on the experience and visions of practitioners.
Project leader: Prof. P.A.M. (Pieter) Verrest.
Working, Yet Poor (WorkYP)
The project Working and Yet Poor (WorkYP) is focused on the increasing social trend of working people at risk or below the poverty line. The Consortium will devote its research to explore the reasons of such phenomenon and elaborate recommendations to the EU and MSs legislators, to enhance the goals proclaimed in the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Project leader for Erasmus School of Law: Prof. Ruben Houweling.
EU-China Legal and Judicial Cooperation (EUPLANT)
The Jean Monnet Network ‘EU-China Legal and Judicial Cooperation’ (EUPLANT) investigates the interactions between the Chinese and the European Union (EU) legal and judicial systems and promotes excellence in teaching and research on EU-China legal and judicial cooperation. Through a set of research, policy and outreach activities, EUPLANT creates new avenues for enhanced academic and policy cooperation between the EU and China and engenders a better understanding of each other’s legal systems.