Recommended reading: “Facilitating Cross-Border Family Life – Towards a Common European Understanding” (2021)


The volume constitutes the final study within the research project EUFams II: Facilitating Cross-Border Family Life – Towards a Common European Understanding and entails papers presented at the online final conference held on 30 October 2020. EUFams II was a project on European private international law in family and succession matters conducted between September 2018 and December 2020 and funded by the European Commission. The project built on the predecessor study Planning the future of cross-border families: a path through coordination (EUFam’s) initiated by the University of Milan.

The book contains the papers presented at the project’s Final Conference. The contributors were invited to present historical developments, discuss the status quo, and draw the lines along which European family and succession law may develop. The authors hope to inspire the readership and the scientific community at large to engage in further research along and across these lines.

The EUFams II project was coordinated by the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law of Heidelberg University in cooperation with the Universities of Lund (Ulf Maunsbach and Michael Bogdan), Milan (Ilaria Viarengo and Francesca Villata), Osijek (Mirela Župan), Valencia (Rosario Espinosa Calabuig), Verona (Maria Caterina Baruffi), and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (Burkhard Hess).

The book is available both online (open access) as well as in print by Heidelberg University Publishing.