About this course
The EU judicial system and enforcement of EU law
This module firstly depicts the organisation of the judicial space in the EU, clarifying the respective role of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) and the national jurisdictions in the enforcement of EU legality. Secondly, it describes the structure and competences of the CJEU. Finally, it provides a detailed and practical account of the various procedures which may be brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union by EU institutions, Member States, and natural and legal persons to contest the legality of EU action, to prosecute an alleged breach of EU law by a Member State or to interrogate the Court about the meaning of an EU law provision.
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 2 Decision-making procedures for the adoption 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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|The EU judicial system and enforcement of EU law|
|09.15||The actors in the EU judicial system: The Court of Justice of the EU, and national courts and tribunals
This session will first present the organisational structure of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU): its two jurisdictions (Court of Justice and General Court), then the appointment and duties of judges and advocates general, the competence of the judicial chambers, etc. Finally, the respective and complementary jurisdictional competences of the CJEU, and national courts and tribunals for the enforcement of EU law will be studied.
Roberta Ribeiro Oertel, Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
|10.15||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|11.00||Key proceedings to enforce EU law (I): Annulment actions and the preliminary rulings procedure
After enumerating all the proceedings which can be brought before the CJEU, this session will then discuss the actions that natural and legal persons can bring before the CJEU to contest the legality of EU acts which are addressed to them. The session will then analyse how national courts interact and conduct dialogue with the CJEU through the preliminary ruling procedure.
Roberta Ribeiro Oertel
|12.00||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|13.30||Key proceedings to enforce EU law (II): The infringement procedures
The Commission initiates an infringement procedure against a Member State whenever it is persuaded that the latter is in breach of its obligations under EU law. This session will provide participants with a commented overview of the phases and the role of the Commission and the Member States in the procedure, and its various potential outcomes such as condemnatory ruling and imposition of economic sanctions.
Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
|14.30||Q&A session in the virtual chat room|
|15.15||EU Moot Court: Simulation of a judicial proceeding before the Court of Justice of the EU
Participants and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
|16.15||Conclusions/End of day|