The organisers of the conference together with the hosting hotel will ensure that proportionate precautionary measures are in place to safeguard the safety and comfort of all attendees
What is this course about?
Since 2012, EIPA’s European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in Luxembourg has held annual conferences on the theme ‘European Union Civil Service Law’. These events have been a great success and attracted the enthusiasm of many participants, including judges from the European Union Civil Service Tribunal (now defunct) and General Court, legal representatives of the European institutions, university professors and lawyers specialised in this field. In light of this, EIPA wishes to repeat the experience by organising the 9th Annual Conference. This will be an occasion to explore some of the recent developments in both substantive and procedural law.
The conference is geared towards civil servants and officials of the EU institutions and agencies who are responsible for legal aspects of human resources management; members of trade unions of the EU institutions; lawyers specialised in EU civil service litigation; national experts of civil service law; as well as officials of international, non-EU organisations who are responsible for staff matters.
The aim of the conference is twofold: first, to inform participants about recent developments in the case law of the General Court and to look in more detail at specific issues regarding civil service litigation in the EU, including those which are currently on the agenda; and secondly, to provide scope for a debate and a critical assessment of this case law among the key actors concerned, namely judges, lawyers and staff of the institutions.
In addition to traditional presentations, this year’s conference will focus on discussions between the experts and participants.
Julian Currall, Barrister, Alber & Geiger, Brussels, former Principal Legal Adviser – Legal Service and Director of the ECS Team, European Commission, Brussels
Anna Duron, Avocat at the Paris Bar, Ashurst, Brussels
Stéphane Gervasoni, Judge at the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg
Laure Levi, Avocat at the Brussels Bar, Lallemand & Legros Lawyers, scientific associate at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels
Thomas Livolsi, Lawyer linguist at the French language translation unit of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Emmanuel Maurage, Head of Human Resources Unit, European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Malta
Philippe Singer, Avocat at the Strasbourg and Luxembourg Bars, Honorary Director at the European Court of Justice, chief editor of JurisNews European Civil Service, Luxembourg
Haris Tagaras, Professor of European Law at the Panteion University of Athens, Lawyer, Former Judge at the European Union Civil Service Tribunal, Luxembourg
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics, subject to change, to be addressed include:
- General overview of substantive and procedural EU civil service law developments
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the EU Civil Service – a panel discussion on selected themes
- Misuse of power
- Conflicts of interests
- Selected distinctive features of the status of contractual agents and temporary agents
- Review of legal aspects related to internships
- Other topics to be determined
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19 – Ballroom 1+2
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 offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Early bird discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 15 October 2020.
We offer this course with French simultaneous interpretation, if at least six participants indicate their interest in advance. Please indicate your interest under ‘additional information’ when registering.
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, United Kingdom.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.
Reservation link you can use to make online reservations: Book your group rate for EIPA – European Institute for Public
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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A detailed conference programme should be available in September 2020