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NIG Annual Conference

1 - 2 November 2018

EU_RICA team attended the NIG Annual Conference, held in The Hague. Dovile Rimkute presented a paper co-authored with Madalina Busuioc on “The Promise of Bureaucratic Reputation Approaches for the EU Regulatory State.”

ECPR Panel "So what? Why should political scientists care about bureaucratic reputation?"

22 - 25 August 2018

EU_RICA principal investigator Madalina Busuioc, and Sharon Gilad (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) organised a joint panel at the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg.

The panel welcomed empirical, theoretical/conceptual as well as normative papers that focus on the political outcomes and effects of bureaucratic reputation/reputation management. In this context, Madalina Busuioc presented a paper co-authored with Anthony Bertelli (NYU) on “Reputation-Sourced Authority and the Prospect of Unchecked Bureaucratic Power.”

More details HERE.

Presentation at the European Parliament

7 June 2018

EU_RICA project team member Dovilė Rimkutė together with the European Parliamentary Research Service presented a joint report on pesticide risk regulation in the EU. The report was presented in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety meeting at the European Parliament. The Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission engaged in the debate regarding the findings of the study. The recording of the committee meeting can be accessed on the European Parliament’s website.

We're Hiring!

Closing Date: 29th April 2018

We are looking for a motivated Postdoctoral candidate to join the project.

See full vacancy HERE

Study for the European Parliament

24 April 2018

Dovilė Rimkutė has completed a study for the European Parliament titled "Mapping the practices of scientific (risk assessment) evaluation of active substances used in plant protection products". The study was carried out at the request of the European Parliamentary Research Service, Ex-Post Evaluation Unit of the European Parliament. +

The results of the study will be presented at the European Parliament on the 7th of June 2018.

The study can be accessed on the European Parliament's website. Please see p. 455-588

Workshop "Accountability and Reputation", ECPR Joint Sessions

10 - 14 April 2018

EU_RICA project lead Madalina Busuioc together with Sjors Overman (Utrecht University), Thomas Schillemans (Utrecht University) and Matt Wood (University of Sheffield) co-directed a 5-day workshop at ECPR Joint Sessions, Nicosia. This workshop brought together an international group of 20 scholars to discuss the relationship between accountability and reputation in the public sector.

For the workshop programme HERE.

For more details click HERE.

Study for the European Parliament

1 October 2017

Madalina Busuioc has completed a study for the European Parliament titled "EU Justice Home Affairs Agencies: Securing Good Governance". The study was carried out at the request of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament. The study examines the governance structure of EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies with a focus on their core reporting and scrutiny mechanisms and makes key recommendations in this respect. The report draws on interviews with the heads of five Justice and Home Affairs agencies (Europol, Eurojust, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the European Asylum Support Office and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) and key staff.

The study can be accessed on the European Parliament's website.