MAXCAP: Maximizing the integration capacity of the European Union: Lessons and prospects for enlargement and beyond

Duration: 
April, 2013 to March, 2016
Funding: 
EU FP7 - Collaborative Project

The 'big bang enlargement' of the European Union (EU) has nurtured vivid debates among both academics and practitioners about the consequences of 'an ever larger Union' for the EU's integration capacity. The research project MAXCAP will start with a critical analysis of the effects of the 2004- 2007 enlargement on stability, democracy and prosperity of candidate countries, on the one hand, and the EU's institutions, on the other.