Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER)

Research network

Coordinator: Dr Eva Kassoti

The project website can be found here

Since 2008, the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) aims at providing the tools to understand the multi-faced and intra-disciplinary reality of the law and policy of EU external action. CLEER is a unique repository of legal expertise bridging practitioners with academia, and merging practice with theory. As a network, it is an academic platform for research coordination and cooperation between its members in view of joint events, joint publications, and funding opportunities. CLEER links world-leading EU external relations experts from distinguished universities and institutions in the Netherlands and in Europe.

In December 2018, CLEER celebrated its 10th anniversary at the CLEER Conference 'EU External Relations: Tackling Global Challenges?'.

The activities of CLEER fall within the strand Transnational public interests: constituting public interest beyond and below the state.