About this course
The EU legal system and the relations between EU law and national law
This module studies the repartition of competences of the EU and Member States in the regulation of policy sectors, analyses in detail the typology of EU legal acts adopted at the EU level, and comments on their respective legal force and their impact on state authorities and individuals. Finally, it evokes the fundamental concepts (primacy, direct effect, state liability, etc.) governing the relations between EU and national law, and their practical consequences on the daily work of national magistrates, law enforcers, members of the legislative authorities, etc.
Course methodology and enrolment modalities
The tutorial will be delivered online (synchronous training via ZOOM). Participants will be able to interact with experts through the chat functionality of the ZOOM platform, or at the various Q&A periods following each respective content session.
This module is part of a three-day tutorial. The tutorial is divided into modules to offer you flexibility in adapting it to your needs. If you prefer to attend one of the other modules, you can click on Module 2 Decision-making procedures for the adoption of EU law or Module 3 The EU judicial system and enforcement of EU law, or you can attend the full three-day tutorial.
If you are interested in a combination of modules, please register separately for these modules and your invoice will be adjusted in line with the stated registration fees.
What you will learn in this course
Private individuals, professionals of companies and the non-governmental sector, and civil servants (of both Member States and candidate countries) are obliged to deal with various entities or organs of the EU administration and go through a plethora of EU documents in the accomplishment of their routine professional tasks (legal approximation efforts, participation in EU projects, EU funding, litigation, etc.).
This online tutorial aims at providing these professional with a clear overview of the EU, its structure, regulatory competences and internal procedures. It will also help them to navigate through the jungle of various legal acts that are adopted at the EU level and to gain confidence when reading and analysing EU law-related documents. In addition, they will receive 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.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
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, United Kingdom.
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.
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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|EU legal system and the relationship between EU law and national law|
|9.15||European Union’s legal nature and founding principles
This first session will attempt to describe the legal nature of the EU as well as analyse the values and principles distinguishing the EU from other international organisations. Furthermore, during this session participants will also learn more about the delimitation of competences between the EU and the Member States, and the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality whenever the EU exerts one of its competences.
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|10.15||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|11.00||European Union’s system of legal instruments: EU law sources
This session will present the sources of EU law and various methods for classification of the EU legal instruments: primary vs. secondary law, legal binding vs. non-binding acts and legislative vs. non-legislative acts. Through this, participants will have an opportunity to understand the respective legal force of each of these instruments and their impact on state authorities and individuals.
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|12.00||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|13.30||Main characteristics of EU law: The effect/impact of EU law on national legal systems
The fundamental legal concepts of primacy, direct and indirect effect and the state liability govern the relationship between EU law and the domestic law of the Member States. Their practical application imposes upon state authorities (national magistrates, law enforcers, members of the legislative authorities, etc.) a number of obligations such as the necessity to interpret national law in conformity with EU law, or disapply the national provisions contradicting EU law.
Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|14.30||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|15.15||Case study: Applying EU law to the resolution of a case brought before a competent national jurisdiction
Participants and Igor Dizdarevic
|16.15||Conclusions/End of day|