Mapping the institutional consolidation of EU human health expertise

Anniek de Ruijter*

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The EU’s role in the field of human health is solidifying in terms of law and policy, but also with respect to the institutional organisation of human health expertise. In light of the emerging health-care union and questions regarding the nature and scope of a European health law, the institutional organisation deserves attention as it may effect the nature of the policy and law in this field. Looking back in history, this article maps the consolidation of human health expertise in the main legislative and policy-making institutional actors in the European Union: The European Commission; the European Parliament; the Council of the European Union; and the European Agencies and committees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-393
Number of pages24
JournalComparative European Politics
Issue number3
Early online date27 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


  • European institutions
  • European union law
  • expertise
  • health law


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