Daniela Obradovic is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. She is also associated with the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the same university. Her main research interest concerns the participation of interests groups in decision-making in the European Union.
Currently, she is teaching the following courses: European Union Law: An Introduction; The European Union and its Citizens; Introduction to European Integration and Public International Law.
Research areas include: the public European Union (EU) law, the social dialogue, and lobbying and interest intermediation in the EU.
She has published many articles in the leading journals of European law and integration and edited several books (see a list of her key publications below).
She conducted as well as participated in many research projects. For instance, she directed the project 24: Accountability/Participation of Civil Society in New Modes of Governance" which formed a part of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Integrated Project called "New Modes of Governance" coordinated by the European University Institute, Florence. This project as a whole was evaluated as an excellent project.
Furthermore, she participated in " Project IG3T 2010: Internet Governance : Truth, Trust and Tools" under the leadership of Professor Philippe Goujon, Faculté d'informatique-Computer Science Department Cellule Interfacultaire de Technology Assessment FUNDP, Namur , Belgium .
She is also a member in the Ius Commune Research School Programme "Integration, Differentiation and Flexibility: New Perspectives on EU Law and Policy".
The presentation of the paper "The Representativeness requirement concerning the participation of interest groups in EU consultations", at the international conference "Bringing Civil Society in: The European Union and the Rise of Representative Democracy" in Florence, 13-14 March, 2009.
The presentation of the paper "The future of European level collective bargaining" at the 9th European Sociological Associations Conference ESA 2009, Lisbon, 2-5 September, 2009 (forthcoming).
The contribution entitled "Regulating lobbying in the European Union" to the book " Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Issues ", edited by David Coen, Jeremy Richardson, Oxford University Press, 2009. See the review of this book by Holly Jarman in the Journal of Common Market Studies, 2010, Volume 48, number 1. p. 187-188.
Obradovic, Daniela and Lavranos, Nikolaos, eds., (2007) Interface between EU Law and National Law , Groningen : Europa Law Publishing.
The book is aimed at examining the interface or interaction between European Union (EU) law and national law, in particular at assessing the delineation of competences between the EU and its member states regarding various policy areas. The book is intended not only to investigate the controversial aspects of the EU-national law relationship, but it should result into the presentation of recommendations for guiding the interface between EU and national rules in specific domains. Consequently, its objective is the production of guidelines for governing not yet clearly defined interactive correlations between EU and national legal norms in particular fields. More specifically, the following questions will be dealt with:Are there some policy areas lacking any interaction between EU and national rules? What are the remaining or residual competences left to the member states/national law? If there are remaining powers for the member states, are they actually exercised and if so in accordance with which principles? Thecontributions do not intend to take stock of the current doctrine and jurisprudence on those matters, but rather to use them as a starting point for an innovative analysis that will lead to new insights.
The integration of ten Central and East European countries (CEEC) into the EU as part of the 2004 and 2007 enlargements poses new challenges to EU governance, as the number of countries involved has thereby increased dramatically. However, the actors coming from the new member states also face challenges as they attempt to integrate themselves into EU decisionmaking processes. This book analyses the attempts of of civil society organisations from the Czech Republic and Poland to engage in EU governance in four policy fields. The guiding question is whether civil society organisations from the Central and East European member states have (or can gain) the capacity for meaningful participation in EU governance.