In the last decades, many research groups have been established to support—although through different means—the Europanization of private law. Some of these initiatives are, to use Schlesinger’s terminology, ‘integrative’, that is, they are engaged in ascertaining which solutions may best regulate legal problems in a common way. Other enterprises aim to deepen the knowledge and dialogue between European legal cultures. This is particularly the case with ‘The Common Core of European Private Law’ project, which was launched in 1994 by Ugo Mattei and the author of this article to develop a better knowledge of private law rules within the European landscape. This paper presents the main features of the project, describing its immediate and long-term goals, the methodology it relies on, as well as the organizational, structural and cultural differences that distinguish the Common Core project from the approach taken by its ‘integrative’ counterparts.
- Common Core Approach
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