Research Group for European Law

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The members of Bergen European law Research Group (BERG) conduct legal research within several legal fields within EU and EEA law, such as the four freedoms, competition law, public procurement law and state aid law. BERG is situated at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen.

BERG is affiliated to Bergen Centre for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE) and to Centre on the Europeanization of Norwegian Law (CENTENOL)  In addition to teaching and research, various research and scholarly activities such as seminars and workshops are arranged, which are open to both students, colleagues and other interested. 

The Research Group is led by Associate Professor Melanie Regine Hack and Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø

Depicted: Øyvind Villanger, Kristian Wederhus, Håvard Olai Holsen, Malgorzata Agnieska Cyndecka, Linda Midtun, Liliia Oprysk, Ronny Gjendemsjø, Chiara Morfea, Tore Lunde, Melanie Hack, Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund, Christian Franklin, Marte Dahl Reisæter, Tollef Otterdal Heggen. Not present: Eivind Helland Marienborg, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, Kristian Strømsnes og Thomas Vinje.

Bergen European Law Research Group (BERG) consists of researchers working on various legal issues within general market law, competition law, state aid law, public procurement law, and other connected areas. BERG functions primarily as a forum for academic discussions. On this site, the research group will report and publish updates on current topical events and activities. 

Several of the researchers are also affiliated with BECCLE and CENTENOL, and most of the activities take place at the centres. BECCLE and CENTENOL are located on the third floor of the JUS II-building, next to the main building of the Faculty of Law. Most of BERG's members have their offices here.

Vacant positions
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Vacant postdoctor and PhD positions

Do you want to take part in shaping the future? The Faculty of Law offers a PhD position and a postdoctor position. They are both connected to the project ‘Life and Work in Balance: Legal responses to working life in times of change and crisis’ (LaW-BALANCE).


UiB establishes Centre for EU and EEA law

The Faculty of Law receives around NOK 21 million from the Research Council of Norway to establish the CENTENOL-centre. The center will strengthen knowledge of the relationship between European and Norwegian law.

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Master of Law in EU and EEA Law to UiB

The Faculty of Law at University of Bergen will establish a Master of Law in EU and EEA Law (LLM).

Are you interested in writing a master thesis within the areas of BERG?

The Research Group also offers the opportunity to write a large (60 ECTS) master thesis in affiliation with the Research Group. To read more about these possibilities, follow this link.