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About this course
A sophisticated understanding of the procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the CJEU’s practices and case law is quintessential to successfully litigate before the Court. During the seminar you will learn the insights and actions to be entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Enhance your knowledge on the CJEU, the procedures before the CJEU, its internal rules, language regime, handling of documents, appeals and interim measures.
Who will benefit most?
Agents acting before the CJEU: national civil servants working in departments representing the government before the CJEU, EU civil servants representing EU Institutions, bodies and agencies before the CJEU, legal practitioners representing their clients before the CJEU.
The training targets professionals who are already familiar with the CJEU and have prior knowledge about the procedures conducted by the CJEU.
What you will learn in this course
The seminar will focus on the various actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union, and will give special attention to preliminary references coming from national courts and direct actions before the CJEU. The seminar will specifically tackle infringement procedures commenced by the European Commission and annulment actions where private parties may challenge EU law.
The seminar will give guidance to the participants on how to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through the detailed discussion of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court answers will be given to various procedural matters ie. submissions, interim measure, appeals which may be relevant during the action. The language regime off the Court will be discussed in full.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union and attend a hearing entertained before the court.
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Early bird discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 2 September 2019.
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.
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.
- Hotel Novotel Kirchberg****, at the rate of €165, tel.: +352 429848-1; booking page: accorhotels.com (Company ID: SC000002048 – Access Code: IN281LU654).
- Hotel Melia****, via melia.com (booking code: 01350007ZKC), via tel.: +352 27 33 32 06 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotel D’Coque*** via http://www.coque.lu/reservation-dhotel-en-ligne, tel.: +352 43 60 60 222
- Hotel Simoncini****, at the rate of €180, tel. : +352 22 28 44; e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hotelsimoncini.lu.
- Hotel Français***, at the rate of €140, tel.: +352 47 45 34; e-mail: email@example.com; hotelfrancais.lu (Reservation code: EIPA).
- Hotel Parc Plaza****, at the rate of €152 (Reservation code: EIPA0118). E-mail: https://www.goereshotels.com/parc-plaza-en
- Hotel Parc Bellevue***, at the rate of €108, (Reservation code: EIPA0118). E-mail: https://www.goereshotels.com/belle-vue-en; tel. +352 44 23 23 23 23; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.goereshotels.com
- Hotel Domus***, at the rate of between €120 and €155 tel. +352 46 78 78 1; fax: +352 46 78 79; e-mail: email@example.com; www.domus.lu (Reservation code: EIPA).
Railway Station Area
- Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).
|08.30||Registration of participants|
|08.45||Welcome of participants and opening of the seminar
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg
|09.00||“Tucked away in the fairyland Grand Duchy of Luxembourg…”
History, Structure and Organisation of the Court of Justice of the European Union with reference to the reform of the Court
|10.15||Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: preliminary reference – practical considerations for making a reference
Aniel Pahladsingh, Legal advisor, Raad van state, the Hague (to be confirmed)
|11.45||Written phase in preliminary rulings:
|14.00||Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: action for annulment (reviewable acts and locus standi)
|15.30||Written part of the procedure in direct actions with a focus on procedures before the General Court:
Katarína Andová, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Judge Zoltán Csehi, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
|17.00||Workshop: Hints for the written part of the procedure
|18.00||End of first day and reception|
|09.00||Language of the proceedings
Stefaan van der Jeught, Administrator, Communications Directorate, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
|10.15||Procedures before the Court of Justice of the European Union: The infringement procedure under Article 258 TFEU
Minas Konstantinidis, Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels (to be confirmed)
Procedural position of intervening parties and access to procedural documents by private parties in infringement proceedings
|11.45||Sanctions for failure to comply with a judgment of the CJEU
|14.00||Oral procedure and arguments of the parties – Conduct of proceedings, simultaneous interpretation, duration and practical advice
Magdalena Ličková, Legal Secretary, Chamber of Advocate-General Michal Bobek, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (to be confirmed)
|15.30||Appeals against decisions of the General Court: conduct of proceedings appeal against an interim order
|17.00||Workshop: Practical examples of the appeal procedure
|18.00||End of Day 2|
Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union
|8.15||Meeting at the Court of Justice of the European Union
Visitors’ entrance — rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
|8.45||Briefing on the Case (to be determined)|
|9.30||Hearing of the Case (to be determined)|
|13.00||End of the visit, end of the seminar|