European scientific organizations develop common rules designed to the needs of scientific cooperation in Europe. After the Cold War they started to enlarge membership with Central and Eastern Europe with various pre-accession strategies. The world-leader in particle physics, CERN, opened membership to non-European countries in 2010. The relationship with the European Union is under appraisal in ESA. However, the European scientific organizations seek to continue developing their own rules based on international law and their establishing treaties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-179
Number of pages34
JournalInternational Organizations Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

    Research areas

  • Europe, science, intergovernmental cooperation, membership

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