Noting the fact that the major European debates of recent years have amplified institutional themes that are rather far removed from the concerns of citizens and actors in society, the originality of the Chair is to focus on so-called material, concrete European law (what does Europe do?) rather than on institutional law (who makes Europe?).
The Chair of European Law must meet the needs of the future. These needs are many and varied, so it will be marked by interdisciplinarity: commercial law, family law, criminal law, fundamental rights. In various fields, from business services to the migration of foreigners, Europe is building a common law.
The Chair of European Law will focus on the study, in various disciplines, of European law as an instrument of integration, as a means of bringing people and actors in society closer together, whether political or economic.