Book up until 4 August 2021 to get a 20% early bird discount
About this course
Module 1. 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 course will be delivered online (synchronous training via ZOOM). Module 1 of the tutorial features a number of sessions where an EIPA expert will analyse key legal topics illustrated with examples. 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.
Moreover, in order to ensure an enhanced learning outcome for participants, the programme of module 1 in the online course proposes various practical exercises and group discussions, resulting in a high level of dynamism, the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, address practical legal problems, etc.
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 the one of the other modules, you can click on Module 2, Module 3 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.
How it will help you
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 course aims at providing these professionals 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.
- Public sector employees from Member States and Candidates and pre-Candidates administrations \in charge of, or involved in, the transposition of EU law and in the administrative application of EU legal requirements;
- Elected officials from the above-mentioned entities, holding a political mandate and responsible for conceiving and devising public policy on the basis of EU demands and requirements;
- Civil servant and personnel from EU institutions, offices and agencies
- Personnel from offices in Brussels in charge of the representation and advocacy of professional and territorial interests vis-à-vis EU institutions and in formal and informal negotiation fora
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
EIPA member fee
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.
Early bird discount
Book up until 4 August 2021 to get a 20% early bird discount
Please note that the early bird discount will be applied at a later stage, when you receive the final invoice. The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.
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. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
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.
I have a question
|Module 1 – 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.
Godefroy de Moncuit, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|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.
Martina Anzini, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|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 – 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.
Tomasz Kramer, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|Case study: Applying EU law to the resolution of a case brought before a competent national jurisdiction
Participants and Tomasz Kramer
|16.15||Conclusions/End of Module 1|