To address law enforcement challenges in a world without territorial borders, the Jean Monnet Network on EU law Enforcement (EULEN) has been recently established.
EULEN is an initiative of nine European universities from eight different countries: Utrecht University, Bocconi University, King’s College London, University of Bonn, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of Deusto, University of Luxembourg, University of Warsaw and University of Zurich.
It focusses on the challenges of EU law enforcement integration and aims to:
- promote academic cooperation and identify the common trends and best practices, as well as develop new insights and models to meet the identified challenges,
- commit today’s practitioners to the network’s approach and goals, as well as develop trainings to help them to adjust to the quickly changing enforcement landscape,
- educate tomorrow’s practitioners and academics to take up leading roles in EU law enforcement structures, and to
- inform societies on the importance of law enforcement in an increasingly borderless world.
The network will focus on at least four policy areas – competition law, banking and financial supervision, migration and asylum, and PIF – and three perspectives, roughly put, “effectiveness vs. the rule of law”, “uniformity vs. diversity”, and “law enforcement in the era of technological innovations”.
The opening of the network will take place on 16 and 17 January 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.