Make your national administration a winner in EU infringement procedures: respond persuasively to Commission allegations, avoid the risk of a court case, a condemnatory ruling and potential financial sanctions for your national administration.
This summer school’s primary objective is to address the major issues discussed in the frame of the ‘Conference on the Future of Europe’, such as making the EU more democratic, incorporating climate change and green economy, digital transformation, migration and security.
In this module you will be introduced to the intrinsic nature of the EU, the motivations behind treaty modifications, the structure of the debate and the methodology of the conference, and eventually have an in-depth discussion on the context of changing MEP electoral laws.
This module will provide an in-depth discussion of what is at stake when the principle of the rule of law is under stress. It includes what enormous risks rule of law backsliding really entails, what are the tools currently available for the EU to monitor its Member States and how it can intervene where there is a serious risk or persistent breach of rule of law in the latter.
This module will identify what are the key regulatory matters behind the Green Deal, the circular economy (waste management), plastic reduction and biodiversity and will also discuss the EU’s climate targets and establish the link between environmental protection, combating climate change and energy.
In the context of digital transformation, issues concerning EU data policy and AI will be revisited. In this context, personal data protection, big data and data sharing will be specifically discussed. Corresponding EU policies will be identified with a view of what social-economic developments digital transformation and especially AI could entail.
This module discusses the security issues which are currently present and shape home affairs cooperation among EU Member States. In this vein, EU’s New Pact on Migration will be specifically discussed as containing key areas in which future consensus needs to be found to preserve the current intensity of the internal security cooperation among EU Member States.
The course provides a practical insight into the EU action for annulment and equips legal representatives and agents before the EU courts with the professional skills required to navigate successfully through the written and oral phases of annulment proceedings.
This course charts the position of local authorities and administrations in the EU legal system. It analyses their responsibilities in the application of EU law and describes their intervention on EU policy-making and legal standing before the EU courts.