The 14th edition of the Summer School “EU and Legal Reform” was held in Herceg Novi, Montenegro from 10-14 July this year with participation of four TARN scholars – prof Ellen Vos, prof Christian Joerges, prof Michelle Everson and Dr Marko Milenkovic (member of the TARN young researchers platform who was the summer school coordinator). The school was jointly organized by the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) and Institute of Social Sciences Belgrade. CCSDD is the research partnership between Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Bologna Center and Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna. Wednesday 12 July was a special day dedicated to challenging issues of EU agency governance with two lectures by prof Ellen Vos and prof Michelle Everson. The questions of the institutional balance and the role of expertise in the EU agencies were passionately debated by participants, who were not only the citizens of the European Union but also came from candidate countries, European neighborhood and beyond. The summer school also featured lectures and debates on the multiple European crises, the role of human rights in the EU and the transformative power of EU to Western Balkans and the considered the different scenarios for the future of the European project. Thirty one students attended the school with the generous aid from the Robert J. Abernethy Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Central European Initiative and TARN network.
Four students who received full scholarship from the TARN were: Vanessa Davaroukas (Germany/Greece), Julie Mae Gabato (Philipines), Lluis Dalamu (Spain) and Kristina Trokhanenko (Ukraine).