How to make directives work? Learning from best practices of implementation
PhD student: Mrs J.J.C. Polak
Promotors: Prof Ch.W. Backes, E. Versluis, Mrs Prof M. Eliantonio
Duration: 1/1/2010 - 31/12/2014
PhD defence: Maastricht, 16/10/2015
The application of directives throughout the EU often lacks the degree of uniformity needed for ensuring that the harmonising effect that the directives were drafted for is achieved. This interdisciplinary research explores the field of practical implementation and compliance and asks which legal and institutional mechanisms are effective for ensuring a uniform application of directives. By analysing the mechanisms in place for best practice cases of application, the research aims at developing recommendations as to which mechanisms should be in place to prevent too large differences in concerning application and to make directives work in practice.