RGSL signs a grant agreement with the European Commission in carrying out a research project on EU external relations.
For the coming three years Riga Graduate School of Law will be a leading partner in the project DelExPol: ‘Evaluating the Post-Lisbon Effects of Delegation in the EU External Relations’ that is funded by the FP7 Marie Curie Grant. The project proposal was submitted by RGSL faculty member Dr. Ilze Rūse for PEOPLE Programme of the PF7. It is supervised by Prof. George Ulrich, Rector of RGSL.
The research project aims to analyse the coherence of the EU’s external action under the Lisbon Treaty by using innovative political science theoretical tools, i.e. principal-agent model that so far has not be applied to the research of the EU’s institutional actors in foreign policy. Empirically the research will focus on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Development Aid, by creating an interdisciplinary link between the political science, human rights and legal approaches.
The research on the EU external policy in RGSL opens up for further academic collaboration with the partner institutions and will engage RGSL students in carrying out their research projects in the field of the European Politics. The project aims also in creating synergies between the policy-makers and academia by organizing workshops and discussions.