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Fernando Losada obtained the PhD degree in European Studies (Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset - Universidad Complutense de Madrid) with a thesis dealing with governance and democratic legitimacy in the EU context (awarded as Best thesis on Political Sciences and Sociology of 2009 by the Spanish Congress). As a researcher at the University of León, he has been attached to a couple of research projects ('RECON - Reconstituting Democracy in Europe' and 'Building European Union's Social Constituency'). He has studied Community Law at the Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and Universidad Complutense (Madrid). Losada Fraga also holds a 'DESUP en Études juridiques, politiques et économiques de l’Union Européenne' from Université Paris I – Pantéon Sorbonne.


His postdoctoral research focuses on the institutional experimentalism and administrative integration tendencies as an explanation of recent institutional and legal developments in the EU. In addition to European governance issues and EU law and institutions, further research interests are the constitutionalisation of the EU, the creation of a European public sphere and the free movement of capital regime.

At the University of Helsinki he has taught a seminar on "Institutional consequences of diversity and coherence in the European Union" and another one on "The relationship between national courts and the European Court of Justice" (2010-2011). For the 2011-2012 academic year he is in charge of the course "Introduction to EU Law" (together with Massimo Fichera) and the seminar "The relationship between national courts and the European Court of Justice".

Further information on UH affiliationCenter of Excellence on Foundations of European Law and Polity Research

Latest publications

  1. A Democratic Legitimacy Assessment of Recent Governance Mechanisms in Economic and Monetary Union

    Losada Fraga, F. 12.2013 In : COLLeGIUM Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. 14, p. 26-60 35 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. One in a Million: Why constitutional synthesis is as normatively viable as extremely difficult to achieve

    Losada Fraga, F. 2012 A Multitude of Constitutions?: European Constitutional Pluralism in Question. Fossum, J. E. & Menéndez, A. J. (eds.). Oslo: Arena -Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, p. 83-89 6 p. (ARENA Report Series; no. No 4/12)(RECON Report Series; no. No 20)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyB2 Contribution to book/other compilations (non-refereed)

  3. Property and European Integration: Dimensions of Article 345 TFEU

    Losada Fraga, F., Juutilainen, T., Havu, K. & Vesala, J. 2012 In : Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska föreningen i Finland. 148, 3, p. 203-224 22 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Member of the executive committee of the journal "El Cronista del Estado Social y Democrático de Derecho"

    Fernando Losada Fraga (Member of editorial board), 01.01.2013

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewEditor of research journal

  2. Europe in crises, Europe as the crisis?

    Fernando Losada Fraga (Speaker: Opponent/discussant), 14.03.201315.03.2013

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Coherence and Fragmentation - 5th Annual Conference CoE Foundations European Law and Polity

    Fernando Losada Fraga (Speaker: Presenter), 19.09.201320.09.2013

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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