What is SoLaR?


The Soft Law Research Network (SoLaR) aims to promote multi- and interdisciplinary research about use of EU soft law by national administrations and courts and to encourage a dialogue between academia and practitioners.

It brings together lawyers and political scientists in order to study EU soft law and its operation at national level.

Our publications

One of the objectives of SoLaR is to publish working papers as well as to blog about recent developments in relation to soft law both at EU and national levels.

Who are the people behind SoLaR?


SoLaR is a network of academics from Dutch, English, Finnish, German, French, Italian, and Slovenian institutions. The Network has five Academic Coordinators and more than 20 members, divided by policy teams.

Our activities


We organize several activities related to our research. Four workshops where the results of the investigation in four selected policy fields will be compared and discussed are already planned. There will also be a final event to launch a book produced from these findings and discuss follow-up activities.

Furthermore, we foresee teaching across the participating universities and a series of training sessions for national judges as well as European and national administrations.

Contact us


If you wish to contact us, please make use of the links here below.

Co-founded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union as part of the Jean Monnet Networks. Link to project card: Show project card.

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