Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN)

Technological innovations and EU law enforcement

The combined effect of digitalization, artificial intelligence, and the decreasing cost of computing is transforming the manner in which EU and national – both judicial and administrative – authorities enforce EU law. This horizontal stream will explore the following three developments in view of the results of the sectoral WP, where these transformations are particularly visible.

First, technological innovations are changing management and exchange of information tools used by public authorities entrusted with EU law enforcement – ranging from co-operation between judges and prosecutors, to access to data-bases and exchange of administrative information.

Secondly, since they rationalize the use of enforcement discretion while reducing transaction costs of judicial and administrative co-operation, these technological innovations may have an effect on the three strategies of EU law enforcement that lay on the core of this proposal – centralized, transnational and indirect enforcement.

Finally, big data, machine learning and other technological innovations may also influence the behaviour of general principles of EU law enforcement, such as effectiveness, democracy, rule of law, subsidiarity, cooperation, etc.

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Advisory Board

The network also has an advisory board with internationally recognised experts in the field of enforcement:

General coordination
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. dr. Michiel Luchtman and dr. Mira Scholten)
Summer School 2022
Utrecht University, the Netherlands (prof. Judith van Erp)
OECD (dr. Florentin Blanc)
EU competition law
The University of Warsaw, Poland
(dr. hab. Maciej Bernatt and dr. Laura Zoboli)

Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
(prof. Federico Ghezzi and prof. Mariateresa Maggiolino)

EU banking and financial services
King’s College London, the United Kingdom
(prof. Alexander H. Türk and dr. Oana Stefan)
Fight against EU financial fraud
The University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(prof. Katalin Ligeti and mr. Fabio Giuffrida)