Seminar on Researching the European Union


Welcome to the first Researching the European Union seminar!

Power and expertise in the institutions of the European Union: Perspectives from law and politics

1 February 2023, 10.00-11.30

Location: Unioninkatu 33, 247 (meeting room, 2nd floor), Centre for European Studies (CES)


Milka Sormunen (University of Helsinki): Assessing the practical implications of informalisation of EU external migration policy on separation of powers

Päivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki): Transparency and trilogues? Real legislative work for grown ups

Johanna Kantola (University of Helsinki): The politics of national delegations in the European Parliament (co-authored with Anna Elomäki, Petra Ahrens, Valentine Berthet, Barbara Gaweda and Cherry Miller)

Anna Elomäki (Tampere University): Constructing expertise in the European Parliament: Democratic legitimacy and political actors (with Taru Haapala)

The aim of the Researching the European Union seminar is to present and debate recent research on the EU from the University of Helsinki and beyond. This first seminar brings together researchers from the Centre of European Studies (CES) and Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights in the University of Helsinki. The papers come from two internationally funded research projects, the ERC funded EUGenDem, and the Norface-funded SEPAROPE as well as the STN project Legitimacy2035. To participate, please email:


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