Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP)

Fresko von Ambrogio Lorenzetti im Rathaus von Siena
Fresko von Ambrogio Lorenzetti im Rathaus von Siena

The Centre of European Law and Politics, University of Bremen (ZERP), is an interdisciplinary research institute which was established as a foundation in 1982 by the Senate of the “Freie Hansestadt Bremen”. Its specific feature is an interdisciplinary approach, involving Law, Political and Social Sciences and encompassing political theory, international relations, gender studies, legal theory and sociology, as well as European and international constitutional law, business law and private law.

ZERP is currently in a phase of programmatic realignment. Prof. Dr. Pia Lange and Prof. Dr. Lars Viellechner joined Prof. Dr. Christian Joerges and Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmid on the ZERP directorate on 1 December 2022. Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer-Lescano has resigned as of 30 September 2022.

Hans AlexyAndreas AnterGert Brüggemeier
Benedikt BuchnerSonja BuckelSebastian Eickenjäger
Michelle EversonHeiner FechnerAndreas Fischer-Lescano
Carola GlinskiChristine GodtUlrich Mückenberger
Marta Santos SilvaKlaus SievekingAlex Valle'
Chenguo Zhang (Coco)Jochen Zimmermann 


Head of Department

Christoph Schmid
Managing Director

Pia Lange

Lars Viellechner

Christian Joerges


Antje Kautz

Emmanuelle Goodwin


You can travel to the campus from the airport and from Bremen central station by public transport (tram line 6, direction: Universität).
Public parking facilities are available next to the faculty (chargeable).



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