CEDU – Studies in European Union Law
The Group of Studies in EU Law (CEDU) continues the work conducted by its predecessor, the Centre for Studies in EU Law. It focuses on innovative research methods to deliver research outputs that are of interest to not only the academic community but also to society at large. This is done through a direct involvement with stakeholders and policymakers at both the national and EU level.
CEDU will implement the recovery plan which was designed following the 2013 FCT evaluation exercise. For that purpose, it will conduct research (basic and applied), dissemination, advanced training and outreach activities on three major thematic foci under the overall heading of inter-constitutionality:
- Fundamental Rights and Citizenship;
- Internal Market and Competition;
- EU Effective Judicial Protection;
To foster discussion and participation by young researchers, CEDU organizes regular workshops, mobilizing Masters students enrolled in the Master Program in EU Law (directed by IR A. Silveira) as well as PhD students and Post-Doc researchers who are part of the group. The group is very active and has an impressive record of research outputs, consisting of edited volumes (in hard copy and e-book formats), the online journal UNIO, and regular posts in CEDU’s official blog.
CEDU is also very active in organizing international conferences at UM and in participating in international conferences abroad (in Europe, but also notably in Latin America).
CEDU’s research has a clear impact on policy making and judicial practice in Portugal and in the EU, as attested by the group’s ongoing collaborations with the Portuguese Training Centre for Magistrates (CEJ), the Portuguese Court on Regulation, Competition and Supervision, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for advice on written observations in preliminary reference cases before the CJEU), the frequent involvement of the group in studies commissioned by the EC and the European Parliament, and references of CEDU publications in rulings by the CJEU.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit Hold a PhD
Pedro Madeira Froufe (Principal Investigator), Alessandra Silveira, Alexandra Maria Rodrigues Araujo, André Paulino Piton, Cláudia Viana, Fernando de Gravato Morais, Francielle Vieira Oliveira, Gema Perez Souto, Gonçalo Nicolau Cerqueira Sopas de Melo Bandeira, Isa António, Joana Rita de Sousa Covelo de Abreu, João Sérgio Ribeiro, Luís Manuel Couto Gonçalves, Marco Gonçalves, Maria de Fátima Pacheco, Maria João Machado, Patrícia Jerónimo, Sérgio Tenreiro Tomás and Sophie Perez Fernandes.
Integrated Researchers of the R&D Unit Not Holding a PhD
Alexandra Cristina Barbosa da Cruz, Ana Maria Coelho dos Santos Pereira Rodrigues, Andreia Isabel Dias Barbosa, Ângela Barbosa Franco, Helena do Passo Neves, João Diogo Ferreira, Larissa Araújo Coelho and Maria Angelina Ferreira Teixeira.
Collaborator Researchers of the R&D Unit
Regular participation, on a monthly basis, at the Radio Programme “O Estado da União”
JusGov’s researcher Alessandra Silveira is a resident commentator at the radio programme “O Estado da União” (a partnership between Centro de Informação Europe Direct Minho, Antena Minho and Correio do Minho), in which other JusGov’s researchers often participate, in particular Pedro Froufe.
The radio programme “O Estado da União” is broadcast by Antena Minho (106.0 FM), on the last Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm, and aims to discuss the current European situation. The conversation is usually chaired by Alzira Costa, coordinator of the Centro de Informação Europe Direct Minho, and by Paulo Monteiro, Rádio Antena Minho Director. Episodes are available on the following pages: Rádio Antena Minho and Spotify.
November 25th 2020– Freedom of expression
October 28th 2020 – Geopolitics and foreign affairs
June 24th 2020 – What about the future of Europe after the pandemic crisis? (Citizenship and Finance)
May 27th 2020 – How did the pandemic impact democracy and justice in the European Union? What about the future of Europe after the pandemic crisis?
March 6th 2020 – Coronavírus – Debating Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission) measures.
Webinar European Union in times of Pandemic | May 12-14, 2020
INTEROP – Final Conference | May 2-3, 2019
International Seminar on Democracy and Constitutionalism (Jurisdictional Issues) | October 22-23, 2018
CEDU promotes visit to CJEU |June 18-19, 2018
Seminar INTEROP – Interoperability in the Security Union | June 1st 2018
Open Lecture on Judicial cooperation in criminal matters | March 14th 2018
Course – Protection of Personal Data in the European Union | From February 26th until March 2nd 2018
Open Lecture – Multilingualism and the law: a professional opportunity | February 19th 2018