The TARN conference that was held in Luxembourg has resulted in a book titled The External Dimension of EU Agencies and Bodies, Law and Policy (Edward Edgar Publishing) edited by Herwig C.H. Hofmann, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Ellen Vos, Maastricht University and Maastricht Centre for European Law, the Netherlands and Merijn Chamon, Ghent University, Belgium 

Contributors: C. Brière, M. Chamon, S. Chatzopoulou, F. Coman-Kund, M. De Bellis, V. Demedts, H. Ekelund, H. Hofmann, M. Inglese, M.-L. Öberg, D. Rimkutė, K. Shyrokykh, P. Van Cleynenbreugel, E. Vos 

This timely book addresses urgent questions about the external actions of the EU’s decentralized agencies and their effects, such as how they should be conceptualized and assessed, and how these agencies can and should be governed in the future. Bringing together pioneering interdisciplinary work from European legal and political scholars, the book combines theory with empirical case studies to explore an underdeveloped field and identify a future research agenda.

Scholars in law, political science, economics and public administration will find this book invaluable, particularly those working on external relations, agencification or institutional innovation. It will also prove useful to policymakers at EU and national level, as well as other stakeholders such as non-EU countries and international organizations. 

More information about the book and how to order it can be found at:



TARN Book Launch: “The External Dimension of EU Agencies and Bodies”