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Joint network on european private law

Objective

The objectives of this proposal are: 1. Delivery of a "Common Frame of Reference" The Network will deliver a proposal for the "Common Frame of Reference" for European contract law as de-scribed in the Commission's Action Plan (COM [2003] 68 final). The proposal will be presented in the form of principles ("Common Principles of European Contract Law" = CoPECL), including definitions, general concepts and legal rules. They will be supplemented by comments, comparative notes and by evaluative analysis. The CoPECL will be published in as many languages as possi-ble. At the same time, a database will facilitate the access to the relevant legal sources. The researchers will take into account national laws, including case-law of national courts and established contractual practice, and also the existing EC acquis and relevant international instruments. During the whole process of research, practitioners will be involved in order to ensure that the results meet their needs. 2. Overcoming Research Fragmentation in the European Research Area The European research landscape is currently fragmented into different international groups which carry out their research independently. The Network will overcome this fragmentation by integrating these groups in order to pursue the common objective of developing the CoPECL as a proposal for a Common Frame of Reference. 3. Guidance to Legislators, Legal Practice and Academics The CoPECL will benefit legislators, legal practitioners and academics. They will especially smooth the planned revision of the acquis communautaire and secure more coherency of future EC legislation. Furthermore they may inspire further reflection on an optional new Community instrument. 4. Durable Research Integration and Dissemination of Knowledge The Network will not only lead to a functional co-operation of leading European research groups; it will furthermore create the framework for continuing and durable research.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-3
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BIELEFELD
Address
Universitätsstraße 25
Bielefeld
Germany

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
Amsterdam
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Address
Muséplass 1
Bergen
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Universitätsplatz 3
Graz
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstr. 8
München
UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Innrain 52
Innsbruck
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
Address
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
ASSOCIATION HENRI CAPITANT DES AMIS DE LA CULTURE JURIDIQUE FRANÇAISE
France
Address
10, Place Du Panthéon
Paris
EUROPÄISCHE RECHTSAKADEMIE TRIER
Germany
Address
Metzer Allee 4
Trier
GÖTEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
Göteborg
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITÄT SALZBURG
Austria
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
Salzburg
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Via Verdi 8
Torino
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Europa N. 1
Trieste
UNIVERSITÄT OSNABRÜCK
Germany
Address
Neuer Graben/schloss
Osnabrück
UNIVERSITÉ PARIS SUD - PARIS XI
France
Address
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
Orsay Cedex