Tutorial: EU Law For Non-Lawyers – Full Course

Project number: 1950401

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

11/02/2019 - 13/02/2019
Register before: 21/01/2019

€ 1.420,00 per attendee

€ 1.275,00 for EIPA members*

Tutorial: EU Law For Non-Lawyers – Full Course

From:  1.275,00

This three-day seminar will provide you with a concentrated, in-depth introduction to the legal system of the EU and the most important principles governing the adoption and enforcement of EU law.

About this course

This three-day seminar will provide you with a concentrated, in-depth introduction to the legal system of the EU and the most important principles governing the adoption and enforcement of EU law. While the first module concentrates on the system of legal acts adopted at the EU level as well as the decision-making process for the adoption of EU law, the second module focusses on various procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

This seminar will help you to 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.

The seminar will also offer networking and exchange opportunities between participants. Various small group exercises and discussions will promote a very high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

The programme is divided into two modules to offer you flexibility in adapting the course to your needs. You can either attend the full course, or only the individual modules. If you prefer to attend only one of the modules, please click on Module 1 or Module 2.

Practical information

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

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

Fee
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.

Discounts
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.

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.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lucityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

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 €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.).

The programme

Module 2: Legal actions before the Court of Justice of the EU
2.1 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH EU LAW BY MEMBER STATES
09.00 The European Commission’s role as ‘the guardian of the EU Treaty’: enforcement actions brought against Member States before the Court of Justice of the European Union

Minas Konstantinidis, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels

10.15 Coffee break
10.45 Recent cases of non-compliance with EU law: problems in practice

Minas Konstantinidis

12.30 Lunch
2.2 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGING EU LAW
13.30 Challenging EU Law: procedures before the Court of Justice of the EU and national courts from the perspective of individuals

Gabriela Ivan-Cucu, LLB & BA in Law and Psychology, Bucharest

LLM UCL, London & Luxembourg, PhD Research Candidate, University of Nottingham, UK

14.45 Coffee break
15.15 Case study

Gabriela Ivan-Cucu

16.30 End of the seminar
1.3 EU DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
09.00 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (I)

Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (II)

Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

12.15 Lunch
1.4 EU LAW IN RELATION TO NATIONAL LEGAL ORDERS
13.45 Overview of the fundamental freedoms under Internal Market acquis

Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Case study: Cases of prohibited or justified practices restricting free movement between the Member States

Igor Dizdarevic

17.00 End of day two
Module 2: Legal actions before the Court of Justice of the EU
2.1 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH EU LAW BY MEMBER STATES
09.00 The European Commission’s role as ‘the guardian of the EU Treaty’: enforcement actions brought against Member States before the Court of Justice of the European Union

Minas Konstantinidis, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels

10.15 Coffee break
10.45 Recent cases of non-compliance with EU law: problems in practice

Minas Konstantinidis

12.30 Lunch
2.2 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGING EU LAW
13.30 Challenging EU Law: procedures before the Court of Justice of the EU and national courts from the perspective of individuals

Gabriela Ivan-Cucu, LLB & BA in Law and Psychology, Bucharest

LLM UCL, London & Luxembourg, PhD Research Candidate, University of Nottingham, UK

14.45 Coffee break
15.15 Case study

Gabriela Ivan-Cucu

16.30 End of the seminar
MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2019
 
08.30 Registration of participants
   
09.00 Welcome and mutual introduction
Alina Domaradzka, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
   
Module 1: EU legal system, EU law implementation at EU level, and the relationship between EU law and national laws
   
1.1 EU LEGISLATION
   
09.30 Principles founding European Union’s legal system
Alina Domaradzka
   
10.30 Coffee break
   
10.45 System of legal acts in the European Union
Alina Domaradzka
   
12.15 Lunch break
   
13.30 Workshop: Recognising different types of legal acts
Alina Domaradzka
   
14.30 Coffee break
   
1.2 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EU LAW AND NATIONAL LAWS
   
15.00 The effect of EU law in relation to national laws
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
   
16.15 Coffee break
   
16.30 Case study: Applying EU law to a factual scenario
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
   
17.30 Cocktail and end of day one
   
   
TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2019
   
1.3 EU DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
   
09.00 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (I)
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
   
10.30 Coffee break
   
10.45 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (II)
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
12.15 Lunch
   
1.4 EU LAW IN RELATION TO NATIONAL LEGAL ORDERS
   
13.45 Overview of the fundamental freedoms under Internal Market acquis
Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
   
15.00 Coffee break
   
15.15 Case study: Cases of prohibited or justified practices restricting free movement between Member States
Igor Dizdarevic
   
17.00 End of day two
   
   
WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2019
   
Module 2: Legal actions before the Court of Justice of the EU
   
2.1 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH EU LAW BY MEMBER STATES
   
09.00 The European Commission’s role as ‘the guardian of the EU Treaty’: enforcement actions brought against Member States before the Court of Justice of the European Union
Minas Konstantinidis, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
   
10.15 Coffee break
   
10.45 Recent cases of non-compliance with EU law: problems in practice
Minas Konstantinidis
   
12.30 Lunch
   
2.2 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGING EU LAW
   
13.30 Challenging EU Law: procedures before the Court of Justice of the EU and national courts from the perspective of individuals
Gabriela Ivan-Cucu, LLB & BA in Law and Psychology, Bucharest
LLM UCL, London & Luxembourg, PhD Research Candidate, University of Nottingham, UK
   
14.45 Coffee break
   
15.15 Case study
Gabriela Ivan-Cucu
   
16.30 End of the seminar

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

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

Fee
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.

Discounts
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.

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.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.

Kirchberg

City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

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 €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.).