The Economic Constitution of the European Union


This project seeks to promote the research lines and provide unique teaching opportunities for a young scholar who is in the beginning of his academic career. The proposal intends to implement an academic and research program dealing with an emerging issue on EU legal studies, the Economic Constitution of the European Union. As a result, the applicant will conduct two intensive courses on advanced EU legal studies, publish several scientific articles and one monograph on the topic and will participate in short seminars, single lectures and conferences, particularly in candidate countries (Turkey and Serbia), fostering the dissemination of the results. The issue of the Economic Constitution of the EU is a relatively known theoretical field, but until know scholarship has not devoted much time to it. The interordinal instability which suffers from the European area (coexistence of National Constitutional Law, EU Law, ECHR, International Law with numerous conflicting issues, particularly in the field of human rights) has been busted by the anti-crisis measures and the results of the lack or a truly Economic governance of the EU. Indeed, besides the complexity of the co-habitation of the different legal orders that coexist within the European area, different actors (companies, international organizations, private institutions…) are emerging as law-makers within the transnational context. The current economic crisis has, at least, affected some founding principles of the European Union. The ordoliberal principles of the European Economic Constitution seem to be struggling with the increasing intervention mechanisms that the EU is setting up in order to control the economic crisis. Those mechanisms, which are really complex, sometimes are implemented circumventing the ordinary institutional decision making process, with the subsequently lack of transparency of those procedures, also affects the legitimacy of the EU itself.