About this online course
A sophisticated understanding of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) procedures, practices and case law is quintessential to litigate successfully before the Court. During this online course, you will learn the insights and practical skills related to one of the key procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union: the action for annulment.
Enhance your knowledge on the actions of annulment to know which EU acts can be challenged before the Court of Justice of the European Union!
What will you learn?
This online course will focus on the annulment actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the only procedure where natural and legal persons are parties before the CJEU and can directly challenge EU acts.
Thanks to this online course, you will learn about:
- The standing rules applicable for private individuals to become parties of the proceeding. Due account will be taken of which EU acts can be challenged before the CJEU;
- How to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through a detailed discussion of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court, answers will be given to various procedural matters, i.e. submissions, interim measures and appeals that may be relevant during the action;
- How to prepare written materials to be submitted to the CJEU and plead orally in a hearing before the CJEU;
- How to appeal decisions rendered by the General Court before the Court of Justice.
The online course will be delivered through live streaming via ZOOM.
The online course sessions will be conducted by experts providing a presentation on key topics illustrated with examples and cases from litigation practice. All sessions will be followed by Q&A periods allowing for the exchange of ideas and discussion periods where participants will have the possibility to share professional experiences.
Moreover, the online course will feature a virtual visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union and a talk with one of the members of the General Court.
How will it help you?
By the end of the online course, you will have obtained professional knowledge of the purpose, object, and admissibility matters concerning the action for annulment. You will have also been provided with an insight into the procedural tools and strategies to litigate successfully before the CJEU in annulment procedures.
Who will benefit most?
This online course is specifically addressed to:
- Agents acting before the CJEU
- National civil servants working in departments representing the government before the CJEU
- EU civil servants representing EU Institutions, bodies and agencies before the CJEU
- Legal practitioners representing their clients before the CJEU
- Translators / interpreters who need to acquaint themselves with the legal terminology used in annulment procedures.
Although it is not a fundamental prerequisite, this online course will be especially beneficial to legal professionals who are already familiar with the CJEU and have some acquaintance with the jurisdictional powers of the CJEU.
For this online course we make use of Webex
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
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.
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 € 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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|08.45||Registration of participants|
|09.15||Welcome and introduction to the online course
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|INTRODUCING THE ACTION FOR ANNULMENT. QUESTIONS OF ADMISSIBILITY|
|09.30||Introducing the action for annulment. Crucial questions of admissibility in annulment actions: reviewability of the challenged acts and the standing of the applicants
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz & Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturers, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|10.30||Q & A session|
|11.00||Workshop on admissibility matters in specific policy area
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz & Petra Jeney
|12.00||Q & A session|
|13.15||Virtual visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union and talk by a member of the General Court|
|THE PROCEDURE IN ANNULMENT ACTIONS. APPEALS AGAINTS THE DECISION OF THE GENERAL COURT|
|14.30||Selected procedural issues of annulment actions
Dr. Silvère Lefèvre, law clerk (référendaire) at the General Court of the European Union, chambers of Judge I. Nõmm
|15.15||Q & A session|
|15.15||Urgent procedures in annulment actions
Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau, law clerk (référendaire) at the General Court of the European Union, chambers of Judge V. Valančius
|16.00||Q & A session|
|16.15||End of 1st day|
|09.30||Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against
an interim order
|10.15||Q & A session|
|PROCEDURAL STRATEGIES AND TOOLS|
|10.45||Practical insights for litigating in annulment actions before the General Court (I)
Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau
|11.30||Q & A session|
|12.00||Practical insights for litigating in annulment actions before the General Court (II)
Dr. Ludovic Bernardeau
|12.45||Q & A session|
|13.00||Conclusions and end of the seminar|