The constitutional place of expertise

CONPLEX – the constitutional place of expertise explores how constitutional principles can enhance the democratic legitimacy of expert-based decision-making in the European Union (EU). It does so by focusing on participation, transparency and administrative rationality, as interpreted by European Courts when reviewing expert-based decisions, and as incorporated into institutional practices involving both scientific and economic expertise. In particular, CONPLEX aims at detecting links and influences between Courts activity and decision-making processes, capable of leading to a deeper integration of expertise within the constitutional discourse.

The research is run by Dr. Marta Morvillo (University of Amsterdam) and will be hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance between September 2018 and August 2020.


CONPLEX – The Constitutional Place of Expertise has received funding from the European Union Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 748463.