European Administrative Networks
The European Commission has limited competences and resources for steering the implementation of
The Role of Administrative Networks in European Union Implementation was launched in autumn 2017 and is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The project is dedicated to gain understanding
Most of the literature relies on a positive narrative of EANs’ problem-solving abilities, finding they fulfill an important role in facilitating the implementation and enforcement of EU policies. However, their actual and independent role in EU implementation is not yet well understood nor explained.
This project addresses a three-fold research gap in the literature, by asking: How do the functions, interaction modes, and impact of European Administrative Networks differ across policy areas? The role of EANs in EU implementation will be examined and compared for five policy areas: 1) health and 2) social welfare, 3) environment, 4) immigration and asylum and 5) internal market.
Ellen Mastenbroek and Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen (2017) 'Filling the gap in the European administrative space: the role of administrative networks in EU implementation and enforcement'. In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3, 8, 2017, p. 422-435
Martinsen, D. S., Schrama, R., & Mastenbroek, E. (Forthcoming). 'Who interacts with whom? Drivers of networked welfare governance in Europe'. In: British Journal of Political Science.
Martinsen, D.S. & Schrama, R. (Forthcoming). 'Networked Healthcare Governance in the European Union'. In: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.
Invited talk on the enforcement of EU legislation:
“Håndhævelse af EU’s lovgivning: Udfordringer og nyere tiltag”
25 May 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Dorte Martinsen gave a talk on the enforcement of EU legislation to a working group for stakeholders at the Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen) in Copenhagen.