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.
For more information on the project and a discussion of its recent findings see the LSE Blogpost by Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Reini Schrama and Ellen Mastenbroek.
Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Reini Schrama and Ellen Mastenbroek (2020) 'Differences between national institutions condition who interacts with whom on European Administrative Networks'. Future of Europe Blog.
Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Reini Schrama and Ellen Mastenbroek (2020) 'Experimenting European healthcare forward. Do institutional differences condition networked governance?'. Journal of European Public Policy.
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.
Copenhagen Workshop on European Administrative Networks
5-6 November 2020
The Copenhagen Workshop on European Administrative Networks organized by Dorte Martinsen (University of Copenhagen) and Ellen Mastenbroek (Radboud University) will be held digitally on 5-6 November 2020. The workshop has invited international scholars from the field to discuss their most recent work on
Enforcement Networks (Laurens van Kreij and Michael Fauré & An Stas)
EAN Development (Martino Magetti and Francesca Vantagettiato)
Transnational Network Architectures (Woojeong Jang & Abraham Newman and Joseph Corkin)
Functioning of EANs (Sandra Eckert and Ellen Mastenbroek, Reini Schrama & Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen)
Independent Regulatory Agencies (Eva Ruffing and Kutsal Yesilkagit & Jacint Jordana)
Networked Governance (Jarle Trondal)