Policy Paper 31
 

Revising the European treaties : the Convention moment

Notre Europe here defends the Convention method, both as the fundamental step towards democratising the revision of Europe’s treaties and for its numerous advantages over classic intergovernmental conferences. However, taking into account criticisms of the Convention, this study suggests ways to improve its functioning in terms of both democracy and efficiency.

|   09/11/2007             |   Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul             |   Law and institutions
Policy Paper

Notre Europe here defends the Convention method, both as the fundamental step towards democratising the revision of Europe’s treaties and for its numerous advantages over classic intergovernmental conferences. However, taking into account criticisms of the Convention, this study suggests ways to improve its functioning in terms of both democracy and efficiency.




From the ideas of a working group comprising: Hervé Bribosa, Alain Dauvergne, Renaud Dehousse, Florence Deloche-Gaudez, Clemens Ladenburger, Elise Launay-Rencki, Lukas Macek, Peter Norman, Alessandra Schiavo.