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Module 2. Decision-making procedures for the adoption of EU law
This module explores the roles and competences of the institutions (European Commission, Council of the EU and the European Parliament) in the preparation and negotiation of legal instruments which will become binding EU law. It also describes in detail the interaction of these three institutions in the formal procedures for the adoption of EU law (legislative procedures and procedures for the adoption of delegated and implementing acts). Finally, it also sheds light on the informal negotiations in the procedures and on the variety of strategies that non-institutional actors (e.g. interest representation, NGOs, professional federations) can resort to in order to present their own interests throughout the procedures.
What will you learn:
Private individuals, professionals of companies and the non-governmental sector, and civil servants (of both Member States and candidate countries) deal with various entities or organs of the EU administration and go through a plethora of EU documents in the accomplishment of their routine professional tasks (legal approximation efforts, participation in EU projects, EU funding, litigation, etc.). This course aims at providing these professionals with a clear overview of the EU, its structure, regulatory competences and internal procedures. It will also help them navigate through the jungle of various legal acts that are adopted at the EU level and to gain confidence when reading and analysing EU law-related documents. In addition, they will receive a systematised knowledge of the EU decision-making process and become familiar with different ways of challenging breaches of EU law before the Court of Justice of the EU.
The course will be delivered in face to face format. Each of the three modules of the tutorial feature a number of sessions where an EIPA expert will analyse key legal topics illustrated with examples. Participants will be able to interact with experts throughout the day and especially at the various Q&A periods following each respective content session.
Moreover, in order to ensure an enhanced learning outcome for participants, the programme of each of the modules in the course proposes various practical exercises and group discussions, resulting in a high level of dynamism, the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, address practical legal problems, etc.
This module is part of a three-day tutorial divided into three one-day modules to offer flexibility in adapting the tutorial to individual needs. It is possible to attend the full three-day tutorial or individual day modules.
If you prefer to attend one of the other modules, please click Module 1, or Module 3. Should you wish to participate in the full course, please click ‘full three-day course’. If you are interested in a combination of modules, please register separately for these modules and your invoice will be adjusted in line with the stated registration fees.
- Public sector employees from Member States and Candidates and pre-Candidates administrations \in charge of, or involved in, the transposition of EU law and in the administrative application of EU legal requirements;
- Elected officials from the above-mentioned entities, holding a political mandate and responsible for conceiving and devising public policy on the basis of EU demands and requirements;
- Civil servant and personnel from EU institutions, offices and agencies
- Personnel from offices in Brussels in charge of the representation and advocacy of professional and territorial interests vis-à-vis EU institutions and in formal and informal negotiation fora
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.
Dietary preferences can be indicated on the registration form.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).
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|Module 2 – Decision-making procedures for the adoption of EU law|
|9.15||EU policy cycle: Powers and roles of EU institutions
This presentation will provide an introduction to different stages of the EU policymaking process. The main focus will be on the role of the European Commission at the stage of the preparation of legislative acts as well as on the internal workings of the Council and the European Parliament at the stage of the adoption of these acts. In addition, the interaction between the three institutions will be presented to emphasise their roles and powers in negotiating legislation.
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|11.00||EU procedures for the preparation and adoption of legislative acts
This session will deal with the typology of EU legislative procedures: the ordinary and the special legislative procedures. The ordinary procedure, which is the usual one to enact legislation, will be presented in more detail. Participants will also learn more about the negotiation and the interaction between different institutions at the different phases of these procedures. This session will also explain the European Citizens Initiative procedure and comment on the role of national parliaments in the adoption of EU legislation.
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
|13.30||EU procedures for the preparation and adoption of delegated and implementing acts
This session will make a clear differentiation between the two types of EU executive acts (delegated and implementing acts) and place them within the system of hierarchy of norms of the EU. It will also illustrate, by means of examples, in which situations it is best to use each of them. Finally, it will comment on the particular decision-making procedures which are followed to adopt delegated and implementing acts, respectively.
Sabina Lange, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Maastricht
|15.15||Workshop: Identifying and analysing delegated and implementing acts
|16.15||Conclusions/End of Module|
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