TARN launches a call for papers for two events to be held from 11-13 April in Brussels.

On 12-13 April, a Conference on Performance, Operability and the Accountability Overload of EU Agencies aims to take a closer look at the current challenges which EU agencies are facing in their operations and to ask the complementary question of whether we must modify the legitimating concept of ‘agency accountability’ in order to facilitate complex agency operations.

On 11 April, the TARN workshop on Agencification of EU executive governance, is designed to showcase the work of young researchers (PhD researchers and researchers who have recently defended their PhD). At the workshop, young researchers will present their research which will be commented upon by senior academics.

Abstracts for the TARN conference are welcomed in four broad areas:

1. Input v output legitimacy

2. Contemporary problems of agency operation

3. New notions of accountability of expertise?

4. New models of institutional design

The TARN workshop (11 April) on Agencification of EU executive governance, is designed to showcase the work of young researchers (PhD researchers and researchers who have recently defended their PhD). At the workshop, young researchers will present their research which will be commented upon by senior academics. Abstracts will be welcomed that relate to EU agencies or agency-like bodies and/or agencification of EU executive governance more generally.

Please send your abstract to tarn@maastrichtuniversity.nl by Friday 9 February 2018. This deadline applies for both events.

The full call for papers can be found here

Call for Papers: 11-13 April 2018 two TARN events in Brussels