Who we are

MAGELS is a research project financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the period 2013-2016. The project is entitled “The challenge of the European Agencies map on the area of freedom, security and justice”.

The interest of the project lies in the multiple questions raised by the proliferation, over the last few years, of organs, agencies and organisms specialized in the area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ).

The goal is to analyze the potentiality of this new legal-institutional framework in terms of efficiency and its contribution to the goals of the AFSJ:

  • Is there a risk of duplication of structures, both within the EU and outside?
  • Are there enough mechanisms of coordination, both between the different organisms, as well as between the organisms and the member States?
  • What democratic and jurisdictional controls are provided?