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Sustainability Through Participation: The European Union Perspective

About the Book

The edited volume “Sustainability through Participation? – Legal Perspectives“ aims to answer the question whether and how participation can or should be a means of achieving sustainability. In view of the current state of sustainability and participation in international, European and national law, the immediate answer to the question posed by the book may be positive. However, there are still several unanswered questions concerning both sustainability and participation, that invite legal inquiry such as: which sustainability? Which kinds of participation? Participation by whom? How are the two concepts of sustainability and participation effectively interlinked in legal provisions?

The book approaches the interconnection between sustainability and participation inductively, precisely in areas of law which are commonly associated with the concept of sustainability or sustainable development (i.e. national, European and international environmental and economic law).

Call for Book Chapters

Chapter contributions are invited on the European Union perspective towards the question of “sustainability through participation”. They are especially invited in the fields of EU Agriculture Law , EU Procurement Law and EU Competition Law . Contributions should deal with the following questions:

  • Why is the question of sustainability through participation relevant in your individual issue area?
  • (How) have sustainability and participation been legally recognized in this area?
  • What is sustainability and how would you describe the concept of sustainability in your issue area?
  • What is participation and how would you describe the concept of participation in your issue area?
  • Is participation used as a means to achieve sustainability in your issue area? If so, explain the connections between the two concepts.

About the Editors

Prof. Dr. Eva Lohse, LL.M. (Kent) is full professor of public, European and comparative law at the University of Bayreuth. Prof. Dr. Birgit Peters, LL.M. (London) is full professor of public, European and international law at Trier University.

Submission Details

Proposals should be between 500-700 words and provide an overview of the proposed chapter’s structure. Please include your CV in the submission and send it to the editors Prof. Dr. Eva Lohse (email: ) and Prof. Dr. Birgit Peters(email:


  • Proposal submission deadline: 15.01.2022
  • Proposal acceptance: 01.02.2022
  • Chapter submission deadline: 01.04.2022
Organisation: University of Bayreuth and University of Trier
Deadline: 15/01/2022
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