Call for papers - vol. 7 no. 1 (2023)


Main theme: Legal framework for the implementation of European Union funds in the Member States. Challenges and development perspectives

Editors of the Volume: Rafał Poździk, Marek Martyniuk

Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations is pleased to announce our upcoming issue: “Legal framework for the implementation of European Union funds in the Member States” to be published in the summer as Volume 7, Number 1.

European Union funds are an important factor in the socio-economic development of the Member States. The financial means spent under these funds are mainly used to provide support to projects that have a direct or indirect impact on strengthening the single market by equalising the level of development of regions in individual EU countries.

In accordance with the principle of shared management expressed in Art. 7(1) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021, the EU budget allocated to European funds is implemented by both the Member States and the Commission. However, it is solely the responsibility of the Member States to prepare and implement programmes at the appropriate territorial level, in accordance with the institutional, legal and financial frameworks of these countries. This means that within the scope of the granted autonomy the authorities of the Member States have discretionary powers to independently determine the competences of the relevant institutions and procedures regulating the issues of distribution of EU funds.

The multiplicity of national legal systems under which EU funds are implemented makes this subject matter very complex and interesting. This issue has both universal and interdisciplinary values. Despite the diversity of legal systems and norms in individual Member States, they must account for the funds received before the EU authorities. Implementation of specific projects under operational programmes requires knowledge of provisions in various areas of national law. In addition, the legal situation is complicated by changes introduced at the EU and national level in the procedures for the implementation and settlement of projects with EU funding related to the extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This diversity of normative regulations means that many legal issues have not yet been thoroughly investigated and science still has a wide field of research in this area.


Paper themes:

We invite authors to consider and tackle the broad and complex topic from various angles, and consider some of the issues, which include, but are not limited to:


  • European Union funds in financing regional development
  • Protection of the rights of entities applying for funds from the EU budget
  • Procedures for applying for funding and human rights protection systems
  • Linking EU funds to rule of law
  • Appeal procedure in in Member States' systems of EU cohesion policy implementation
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on redistribution of EU funds
  • Political considerations of EU funds redistribution systems
  • Resolving disputes related to the implementation and settlement of EU projects


We welcome submissions inspired by these issues, as well as those that interpret this volume’s theme differently. We strongly encourage an interdisciplinary review and commentaries that facilitate international dialogue in the realm of European Union funds.


Submission Details:

To apply, please send your paper to: Rafał Poździk (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin): and Marek Martyniuk (County Office in Bielsk Podlaski): by 30 March 2023.

Initial acceptance decision: 14 April 2023

Reviews: 20 May 2023

Submission of revised papers: 30 May 2023

Volume Publication: 30 July 2023


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We are looking forward to your submissions.


Category: European Union Law, Administrative Law, Civil Law, Financial Law