Tutorial: EU Law For Non-Lawyers (Full Course)

Project number: 2150401

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Date & pricing

08/02/2021 - 10/02/2021
Register before: 04/02/2021

€ 900,00 per attendee

€ 810,00 for EIPA members*

Tutorial: EU Law For Non-Lawyers (Full Course)

From:  810,00

This three-day course 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.

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About this online course

This three-day course 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 course 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 course 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. Each module can be attended separately. If you prefer to attend only one of the modules, please click on Module 1 or Module 2.

How it will help you

  • You will acquire in-depth knowledge of the fundamental concepts of EU law and the EU law-making process.
  • You will deepen your understanding of the relevance of EU legislation for your daily work and of the obligations imposed by EU law to which you might be subject.
  • This tutorial will provide a platform for information sharing and the exchange of experiences.
Tomasz Kramer

Tomasz Kramer

EU Law / Internal Market

Clara Cotroneo

Clara Cotroneo

EU Internal and External Security / EU Public Sector Management

Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney

Freedom Security and Justice

Practical information

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 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
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.

 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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The programme

09.00 Welcome and mutual introduction
Tomasz Kramer, 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
09.15 Principles founding the European Union’s legal system
Tomasz Kramer
10.00 Break
10.15 System of legal acts in the European Union
Tomasz Kramer
11.15 Workshop: Recognising different types of legal acts
Tomasz Kramer & participants
12.30 Lunch break
1.2 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EU LAW AND NATIONAL LAWS
13.30 The effect of EU law in relation to national laws
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
14.15 Break
14.30 Case study: Applying EU law to a factual scenario
Tomasz Kramer, Clara Cotroneo & participants
15.15 Q&A session
15.30 End of Day
1.3 EU DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
09.00 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (I) – EU policy cycle (Better Regulation, Refit, Impact Assessment) Right of initiative
Clara Cotroneo, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
09.45 Break
10.00 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (II) – ordinary legislative procedure & special legislative procedures
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
10.45 Break
11.00 Procedures for the preparation and adoption of legal instruments at EU level (III) – delegated and implementing acts other intergovernmental procedures (Art 7 TEU, appointments, treaty modification)
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
12.15 Q&A session
12.30 Lunch break
1.4 EU INTERNAL MARKET
13.30 Overview of the fundamental freedoms under Internal Market acquis
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
14.15 Break
14.30 Case study: Cases of prohibited or justified practices restricting free movement between the Member States (workshop in breakout rooms)
Tomasz Kramer & participants
15.00 Case study: debriefing session
15.30 End of day
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 Court of Justice of the EU and its dialogue with the national courts
– preliminary reference procedure
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
09.45 Break
10.00 Enforcement of EU law before the national courts and the CJEU – from the individuals’ perspective (private enforcement)
Petra Jeney
10.45 Break
11.00 Enforcement of EU law before the CJEU – infringement procedure
(public enforcement)
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
12.30 Lunch
2.2 LEGAL PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGING EU LAW
13.30 Challenging lawfulness of secondary EU Law – procedures before the Court of Justice of the EU and national courts from the perspective of individuals
 Tomasz Kramer
14.15 Break
14.30 Case study: litigation as a contribution to the quality of the EU’s  legal system (workshop in breakout rooms)
Tomasz Kramer & participants
15.00 Case study: debriefing session
15.30 End of day