What is this course on EU Civil Service Law about?
For seven consecutive years, EIPA’s European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL) in Luxembourg has held a conference on the theme ‘European Union Civil Service Law’. These 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 8th 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 staff and/or legal services and deal with issues relating to public administration; members of trade unions and professional organisations of the EU; lawyers specialised in public administration litigation in the EU; national experts of public administration; 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.
Confirmed speakers include:
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
Giacomo Gattinara, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Laure Levi, Avocat at the Brussels Bar, Lallemand & Legros Lawyers, scientific associate at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels
Emmanuel Maurage, Head of Human Resources Unit, European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Malta
Gergo Poszler, Legal Advisor, Fusion for Energy (F4E), Barcelona
Haris Tagaras, Professor of European Law at the Panteion University of Athens, Lawyer, Former Judge at the European Union Civil Service Tribunal, Luxembourg
Parc-Hotel Alvisse – Hollenfels room
120, route d’Echternach, L-1453 Luxembourg
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 10 October 2019.
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.
The European Institute of Public Administration has negotiated special price with the Parc-Hotel Alvisse. The rate includes breakfast and the city tax. Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations: http://www.parc-hotel.lu/prebooking/
Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please use the link above. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel on checking out. Arrival date (14 November 2019) and departure date (15 November 2019) and the following code (EIPA-2019) are mandatory to get the special price and the booking should be done before 01 November 2019.
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.).
Topics, subject to change, to be addressed include:
- Overview of substantive and procedural EU civil service law developments
- Taking decisions in the field of civil service law: selected questions to ask oneself before signing
- Access to documents
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Collective rights
- Interest of the service
- Pensions – transfers of pension rights
- Annulment decisions affecting the rights of third parties
- Other topics to be determined
A detailed conference programme should be available in September 2019