January 20
Trajan Shipley
8th January 2021
Banking & Finance

ECB announces Legal Research Programme 2021

The European Central Bank has issued a call for papers for its Legal Research Programme 2021, an annual scholarship programme launched in 2008 to foster analysis of areas of law relevant to the ECB’s statutory tasks, and to establish closer contacts with scholars.

Applicants must be doctoral candidates or recently graduated from their doctoral studies (Junior Scholars), or well-established academics (Senior Scholars). Research groups may also submit applications, with a maximum of three scholars per group. Each scholarship is endowed with a grant of 6 000 and 8 000 euros, respectively. Applicants who are awarded a scholarship are required to write a paper during 2021 on one of the following research topics:

  1. Hierarchy among the ECB’s secondary objectives, what about environmental protection?;
  2. International representation of the Eurosystem;
  3. Limits for the ECB when adopting soft law instruments in the field of banking supervision;
  4. The right to good administration – lessons for the ECB and the SSM from the work of the Commission;
  5. Personal liability of servants towards the Union;
  6. The notion of “market neutrality” from a legal standpoint;
  7. Securities account segregation models and practices in the EU: is there a ‘right’ and a ‘wrong’ approach for Europe’s CSDs to follow?

The deadline to submit applications is 10 February 2021 at 10 PM CET. Applications must include a CV and a proposal for one of the research topics.

Read further details of the programme here.


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