Conference EU Agencies as ‘Inbetweeners’? The Relationship between EU Agencies and Member States

Datum en tijd:
4 december 2019 (09:30 - 17:30 uur) tot 5 december 2019 (09:30 - 16:30 uur)

4 december 2019 tot 5 december 2019

Crowne Plaza Maastricht

Ruiterij 1

6221 EW Maastricht

Over the years EU agencies have acquired an important place within the EU’s institutional landscape. They are part of a process of functional decentralisation within the EU executive, with agencies being seated all over the EU. They assist in the implementation of EU law and policy, provide scientific advice for both legislation and implementation, collect information, provide specific services and fulfil central roles in the coordination of national authorities in many policy fields, such as food and air safety, medicines, environment, telecommunications, disease prevention, border control, trademarks and banking. They may adopt legally binding and non-binding acts. Agencification of EU executive governance has thus become a fundamental feature of the EU’s institutional structure. Today the total number of EU decentralised agencies amounts to 37.

This two-day conference discusses the relationship between EU agencies and Member States. EU agencies are by their very nature, ‘interesting hybrids’, as they are institutionally, linked both with the EU institutions and the Member States and substantively, in their multiple tasks. The conference is divided in six panels dealing with more conceptual understandings of the relationship between EU agencies and Member States, their relation in practice in the fields, of migration & data protection, banking & energy, aviation & fisheries, and issues of political and judicial accountability.

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