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Reflexive governance in the public interest

Objective

This proposal will focus on emerging institutional mechanisms which seek to answer the question of market failures by means other than command-and-control regulation imposed in the name of the public interest. It will seek to identify these new mechanism s, to evaluate them and to make institutional proposals for an improved form of governance. It proposes to ground its empirical work in five material fields: services of general interest, global public services and common goods, institutional frames for markets, corporate governance, and fundamental rights governance. These laboratories of new forms of governance in the public interest have been chosen because a wide perspective must, be adopted to define the preconditionsof public interest, especially i n the provision of public services. Indeed, this question can only be approached adequately by also investigating the institutional frames required for an efficient regulation of competitive activities, as the borders between the sectors of competitive a ctivities and traditional public services become still more indistinct; any answer to this question must also take into account the international context in which the EU has to regulate economic activities and in particular the services of general economi c interest; it must build on the evolutions of corporate governance as it is increasingly being recognized that, in relation to the enterprises which supply services of general interest, how companies are owned and controlled has a vital impact on the w ay they respond to regulatory interventions; and, finally, it must seek inspiration from the common values on which the Union is built - indeed, fundamental rights may have a decisive role in the future in contributing to social and territorial cohesion in the Union. One of the outcomes of our research will be a Public Interest Assessment protocol. Such a protocol woud favor a better evaluation of services of general interest.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Address

Place De L'Universite, 1
Louvain-La-Neuve

Belgium

Participants (30)

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YORK UNIVERSITY

Canada

CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE, CERGE

Czechia

CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY BUDAPEST FOUNDATION

Hungary

EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

Italy

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN, FACULTEIT DER RECHTSGELEERDHEID [UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, FACULTY OF LAW]

Netherlands

INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DE PARIS LA DEFENSE

France

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAT

Germany

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT - INSTITUT FUR MENSCHENRECHTE

Austria

CARL-VON-OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAT OLDENBURG

Germany

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain

UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA

Spain

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

UNIVERSITE PARIS X

France

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

JUSTUS-LIEBIG UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

ECONOMICS INSTITUTE, ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

FONDATION DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 513420

  • Start date

    1 June 2005

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 229 139

  • EU contribution

    € 3 900 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium