Healthcare and Social Policy Regulation in the European Union; A study of policy-making and implementation. The project examines the policy-making process establishing the EU patients' rights directive and its subsequent transposition in selected member states. The project combines a focus on the inter-institutional and political dynamics of EU policy-making with comparative research on national implementation processes. Furthermore, the policy-making study compares the institutional and political dynamics of negotiating the patients' rights directive with the policy processes of the EU posting of workers regulation and the working time directive, thus investigating more current dynamics of social Europe.
The project aims to contribute to our empirical and theoretical knowledge on the complex interplay between judicial and political policy-making and the impact of national institutions in subsequent processes of Europeanisation.