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EU Law for Non-Lawyers – Advanced (Module 3: The EU Judicial System and Enforcement of EU Law)

This module depicts the organisation of the judicial space in the EU, describes the structure and competences of the CJEU, and provides a detailed and practical account of the various procedures which may be brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union by EU institutions, Member States, and natural and legal persons.

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Module 3. The EU judicial system and enforcement of EU law

This module firstly depicts the organisation of the judicial space in the EU, clarifying the respective role of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) and the national jurisdictions in the enforcement of EU legality. Secondly, it describes the structure and competences of the CJEU. Finally, it provides a detailed and practical account of the various procedures which may be brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union by EU institutions, Member States, and natural and legal persons to contest the legality of EU action to prosecute an alleged breach of EU law by a Member State, or to interrogate the Court about the meaning of an EU law provision.

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.

Course methodology/highlights:

The course will be delivered online (synchronous training via ZOOM). It features a number of sessions where an EIPA expert will analyse key legal topics illustrated with examples. Participants will be able to interact with experts through the chat functionality of the ZOOM platform, or 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 online 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 2. Should you wish to participate in the full online 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.

This course will help you navigate through the ‘jungle’ of various legal acts that are adopted at the EU level, and you will gain confidence in reading and analysing documents related to EU law. In addition, you will acquire 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.

  • 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

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Discounts
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.

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.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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Programme

Module 3 – The EU judicial system and enforcement of EU law
09.00Welcome
09.15The actors in the EU judicial system: The Court of Justice of the EU, and national courts and tribunals
This session will first present the organisational structure of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU): its two jurisdictions (Court of Justice and General Court), then the appointment and duties of judges and advocates general, the competence of the judicial chambers, etc. Finally, the respective and complementary jurisdictional competences of the CJEU, and national courts and tribunals for the enforcement of EU law will be studied.
Catherine Warin
10.15Q&A session
10.45Break
11.00Key proceedings to enforce EU law (I): Annulment actions and the preliminary rulings procedure
After enumerating all the proceedings which can be brought before the CJEU, this session will then discuss the actions that natural and legal persons can bring before the CJEU to contest the legality of EU acts which are addressed to them. The session will then analyse how national courts interact and conduct dialogue with the CJEU through the preliminary ruling procedure.
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
12.00Q&A session
12.30Lunch break
13.30Key proceedings to enforce EU law (II): The infringement procedures
The Commission initiates an infringement procedure against a Member State whenever it is persuaded that the latter is in breach of its obligations under EU law. This session will provide participants with a commented overview of the phases and the role of the Commission and the Member States in the procedure, and its various potential outcomes such as condemnatory ruling and imposition of economic sanctions.
Catherine Warin
14.30Q&A session
15.00Break
15.15Practical exercise: how to read and interpret decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Catherine Warin
16.15Conclusions/End of Module

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EU Law for Non-Lawyers – Advanced (Module 3: The EU Judicial System and Enforcement of EU Law)

5 Oct 2022
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 22504023
Register before: 27 Sep 2022
 390 per attendee
 350 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

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

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 22504023
Register before: 27 Sep 2022

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