The constitutional identity of the EU

Project: Dissertation

Project Details


The thesis engages with the current debate about constitutional tendencies in the EU and aims to determine whether the EU could plausibly claim a constitutional identity? Today there are opposite claims of constitutional capabilities of the EU and a rising trend by the Member State courts to refer to national or constitutional identity in their rulings along with bolder claims in their judgments concerning fundamental questions about the nature of the EU and its values. Constitutional identity and national identity are used in the same contexts without a clear argumentation or distinction between them; this project intends to detach those two concepts, explore if there is a difference between them, and understand why they are increasingly used interchangeably.
Effective start/end date2020/09/01 → …

Free keywords

  • Constitutional law
  • EU Law
  • Constitutional identity