About this course
Decision-making procedures for the adoption of EU law
This module explores the roles and competences of the institutions (European Commission, Council of the EU, European Parliament) in the preparation and negotiation of legal instruments which will become binding EU law. It also describes in detail the interaction of these three institutions in the formal procedures for the adoption of EU law (legislative procedures, and procedures for the adoption of delegated and implementing acts). Finally, it also casts light on the informal negotiations in the procedures and on the variety strategies that non-institutional actors (i.e. interest representation, NGOs, professional federations) can resort to in order to present their own interests throughout the procedures.
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 1 The EU legal system and the relations between EU law and national 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 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.
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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|Decision-making procedures for the adoption of EU law|
|9.15||EU policy cycle: Powers and roles of EU institutions
This presentation will provide an introduction to the different stages of the EU policymaking process. The main focus will be on the role of the European Commission at the stage of the preparation of legislative acts as well as on the internal workings of the Council and the European Parliament at the stage of the adoption of these acts. In addition, the interaction between the three institutions will be presented to emphasise their roles and powers in negotiating legislation.
Clara Cotroneo, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|10.15||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|11.00||EU procedures for the preparation and adoption of legislative acts
This session will deal with the typology of EU legislative procedures: the ordinary and the special legislative procedures. The ordinary procedure, which is the usual one to enact legislation, will be presented in more detail. Participants will also learn more about the negotiation and the interaction between different institutions at the different phases of these procedures. This session will also explain the European Citizens Initiative procedure and comment on the role of national parliaments in the adoption of EU legislation.
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|12.00||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|13.30||EU procedures for the preparation and adoption of delegated and implementing acts
This session will make a clear differentiation between the two types of EU executive acts (delegated and implementing acts) and place them within the system of hierarchy of norms of the EU. It will also illustrate, by means of examples, in which situations it is best to use each of them. Finally, it will comment on the particular decision-making procedures which are followed to adopt delegated and implementing acts, respectively.
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
|14.30||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|15.15||Workshop: Identifying and analysing delegated and implementing acts
Participants and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
|16.15||Conclusions/End of day|