The IEE-ULB is at the heart of international research networks. It cooperates (via its numerous projects and activities) with over 130 universities throughout the world and coordinates three specialised networks:
- ECLAN - The academic network in European criminal law
- ODYSSEUS – The academic network of experts in European immigration and asylum law
- GEM – A global PhD network dealing with the European Union faced with multilateralism and globalization.
ECLAN - The academic network in European criminal law.
The academic network in European criminal law ECLAN was set up by the Institut d'Etudes Européennes of the ULB in December 2004. It benefits from European Commission funding (AGIS Programme) and from funding from the Luxembourgish and Belgian Ministries of Justice. The network is coordinated by Ms Anne Weyembergh and Mr Serge de Biolley. Its objective is to facilitate and to strengthen academic research and teaching in the area of European criminal law. It also aims to put academics and researchers specialising in the area in contact in order to facilitate cooperation and synergies between universities and research centres.
Having gradually developed, ECLAN has, since November 2006, 32 contact points (27 EU member states + Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and over 100 members coming from several EU member states. The network has developed a website containing, in addition to a directory of members of the network, relevant information relating to the European criminal law sector: legislative texts, publications, academic articles, case law, events etc. The network organises different activities (meeting of contact points, colloquia, summer schools etc.) and carries out, in partnership with other institutions, various projects covering the area in question.
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ODYSSEUS – The academic network of experts in European immigration and asylum law.
The academic network of legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe ODYSSEUS was set up in 1998 with financial support for the programme from the European Commission at the initiative of Philippe De Bruycker, a professor and researcher at the Centre of Public Law and at the Institut d'Etudes Européennes of the ULB. It brings together experts from each of the EU’s member states. The network’s vocation is to offer expertise on the internal law of EU member states and EU law in the areas of immigration and asylum. The objective is to provide members of universities, political decision-makers, practitioners and NGOs high quality legal information from a European perspective. The results of the work are addressed to European institutions in order to contribute to the legislative work that they must complete on the basis of the new provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam. The working languages are French and English.
GEM – A global PhD network dealing with the European Union faced with multilateralism and globalization.
GEM is one of the joint international PhD programmes selected in the context of the European Commission’s 2009-2013 Erasmus Mundus (EM) programme. Its objective is to formulate a European response to the challenges which the global system faces; a response that is open to; and fed by the progress and opinions coming from other regions of the globe. Coordinated by the IEE-ULB, it is based on a consortium of ten partners: Warwick University (UK); the LUISS Guido Carli (Italy); Geneva University (Switzerland); Fudan University in Shanghai (China); Waseda University in Tokyo (Japan); Boston University (US); ITAM in Mexico (Mexico); the United Nations University - CRIS (Belgium) and Bielefeld University (Germany).