About CEI @ UCC
The Centre for European Integration (CEI) at UCC (CEI @UCC) provides a platform for research in EU law, business, politics and societies. Its initial research programme relates to renewing European integration through citizens’ rights. The core argument is that the EU – in contrast to other international organisations – guarantees rights enforceable in national law. The EU thus only succeeds if citizens can be confident that rights guaranteed have substance and are enforced efficiently. Next to the EU itself, CEI@UCC also researches EU derived rights in its Western and Eastern neighbourhood (the UK and Ukraine) and its global relations, presently with a focus on China.