CONNOR 2030 - Constitutionalism in the Nordics

Description

CONNOR 2030 - Constitutionalism in the Nordics
Denmark, Finland, and Sweden were exposed to increased migration of ideas, culture, and people, resulting in dramatic demographic changes. The three countries also continue to compete for leadership in Europe and the world on climate research and the digitalisation. Nordic countries are considered to be pioneers in migration law, climate change, and the development of legal tech. There is a pressing need, however, to better understand how these phenomena affect the understanding and interpretation of old concepts and categories of thought in constitutional law. Not one university or a researcher will be able to address these complex issues alone. The proposed workshops aids this understanding by bringing together a diverse set of scholars in a new network focused on constitutionalism, that has been lacking in the Nordic region.
The proposed workshop series is the first joint research project between the leading Nordic law schools at the universities in Lund, Helsinki, and Copenhagen. The three universities organise thematic workshops on climate change, migration, and digitalisation, to understand the changes these developments, external to law, prompt in traditional constitutional thinking. Each one-day workshop brings together prominent scholars, experienced practitioners and early career researchers to discuss:
1.Climate Change and Constitutional Law – workshop at Lund University, 4 June 2020
2.International Encounters and Constitutional Law – workshop at the University of Helsinki, 10 December 2020 3.Digitalisation and Constitutional Law – workshop at the University of Copenhagen, 20 May 2021
An expert panel opens each event to set the agenda for the meeting and young scholars follow, presenting innovative research to receive feedback from both academics and professionals. The overall objective of the collaboration is to identify and match-make strong research projects in the Nordics working on the cutting edge of transformation of constitutional law in the upcoming decade. The network combines the expertise of established scholars and up-and-coming researchers to create a basis for joint applications to European and Nordic funding bodies after the workshop series is over. The next step for the CONNOR 2030 project will be to secure funding for joint postdocs and shared fellowships between the three universities.

Layman's description

CONNOR 2030 - Constitutionalism in the Nordics
Denmark, Finland, and Sweden were exposed to increased migration of ideas, culture, and people, resulting in dramatic demographic changes. The three countries also continue to compete for leadership in Europe and the world on climate research and the digitalisation. Nordic countries are considered to be pioneers in migration law, climate change, and the development of legal tech. There is a pressing need, however, to better understand how these phenomena affect the understanding and interpretation of old concepts and categories of thought in constitutional law. Not one university or a researcher will be able to address these complex issues alone. The proposed workshops aids this understanding by bringing together a diverse set of scholars in a new network focused on constitutionalism, that has been lacking in the Nordic region.
The proposed workshop series is the first joint research project between the leading Nordic law schools at the universities in Lund, Helsinki, and Copenhagen. The three universities organise thematic workshops on climate change, migration, and digitalisation, to understand the changes these developments, external to law, prompt in traditional constitutional thinking. Each one-day workshop brings together prominent scholars, experienced practitioners and early career researchers to discuss:
1.Climate Change and Constitutional Law – workshop at Lund University, 4 June 2020
2.International Encounters and Constitutional Law – workshop at the University of Helsinki, 10 December 2020 3.Digitalisation and Constitutional Law – workshop at the University of Copenhagen, 20 May 2021
An expert panel opens each event to set the agenda for the meeting and young scholars follow, presenting innovative research to receive feedback from both academics and professionals. The overall objective of the collaboration is to identify and match-make strong research projects in the Nordics working on the cutting edge of transformation of constitutional law in the upcoming decade. The network combines the expertise of established scholars and up-and-coming researchers to create a basis for joint applications to European and Nordic funding bodies after the workshop series is over. The next step for the CONNOR 2030 project will be to secure funding for joint postdocs and shared fellowships between the three universities.
Short titleCONNOR 2030 - Constitutionalism in the Nordics
AcronymCONNOR 2030
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2021

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law