COREPER stands for 'Committee to Reflect on our Potential in European Research'. It provides a regular forum for staff and PhD students with an interest in the EU at the six Schools participating in the Jean Monnet Centre. It allows commenting on our research, discussing selected readings and debating EU and research issues in an informal way. Although the Brussels' COREPER is traditionally known for its 'closed door policy', our Cardiff COREPER is open to all staff and PhD students with an interest in the EU.
If you would like to be informed and participate in our regular meetings, please contact Rachel Minto (MintoR@cardiff.ac.uk).
Forthcoming COREPER sessions
- Tuesday, 15 March 2016 at 1pm
- Paper for discussion: Please contact Dr Sara Drake
Previous COREPER sessions
- Monday, 28th September 2015 at 1pm (Law School Room 1.02)
- Paper for discussion: "Too good to be true? A quick assessment of the European Commission’s new Better Regulation Package", CEPS Special Report by Andrea Renda No. 108 / May 2015
- The paper is available here.
- 10th February 2015 (Law School Room 3.16)
- Chapter for discussion: Schrefler, L. (2014) "Reflections on the different roles of expertise in regulatory policy making", pp. 63-81, in Ambrus,M., Arts, K., Hey, E. and Raulus, H., The Role of ‘Experts' in International and European Decision-Making Processes Advisors, Decision Makers or Irrelevant Actors?, Cambridge University Press, Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139871365
- Tuesday, 19th November at 1pm (Law School Room 1.28)
- Article for discussion: Van Waarden, F., 'Power to the legal professionals: is there an Americanization of European law?' Regulation & Governance (2009) 3, 197-216.
- Tuesday, 14th October at 1pm (Law School Room 3.17)
- Article for discussion: Page, E.C., Bureaucrats and expertise: Elucidating a problematic relationship in three tableaux and six jurisdictions. Sociol. trav. (Paris) (2010), doi:10.1016/j.soctra.2010.03.021
- Wednesday, 19th March at 1pm (Law School Room 1.28)
- Discussion: The US-EU trade negotiations: a full frontal assault on democracy?
- Tuesday, 11th March at 1pm (Law School Room 3.16)
- Article for discussion: Julia Hertin, Klaus Jacob, Udo Pesch and Carolina Pacchi (2009) "The production and use of knowledge in regulatory impact assessment – An empirical analysis", Forest Policy and Economics 11, 413–421
- Wednesday, 11th December at 1pm (Law School Room 3.16)
- Article for discussion: Eric Barbier De la Serre and Anne-Lise Sibony (2008), "Expert advice before the EC Courts", Common Market Law Review, 941-985.
- Thursday, 21st November at 1pm (Law School Room 3.16)
- Article for discussion: Yannis Karagiannis (2013), "The Causes and Consequences of the Collegial Implementation of European Competition Law", European Law Journal, 19(5), 682-704.
- Tuesday, 12th November at 1pm (Law School Room 1.28)
- Article for discussion: Clause Offe (2013), "Europe Entrapped. Does the EU have the political capacity to overcome its current crisis?", European Law Journal, 13(5), 595-611.
- Thursday, 7th November at 1pm (Law School Room 3.17)
- Discussion question: Is policy evaluation the next big thing for EU studies?
- Discussion was based around the European Commission's recent Communication, dated 2 October 2013: "Strengthening the foundations of Smart Regulation – improving evaluation"
- The text is available here.