The Current State of the European Union — Ten Years after the Entry of the Treaty of Lisbon (full course)

Project number: 1950701

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

01/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
Register before: 14/06/2019

€ 1.750,00 per attendee

€ 1.575,00 for EIPA members*

The Current State of the European Union — Ten Years after the Entry of the Treaty of Lisbon (full course)

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About this course

The European Union is becoming an ever more complex entity that is difficult to grasp even for practitioners. At the same time, the European integration project has lately been facing distinct challenges that affect the core of the EU’s policy-making capacity as well as the political commitment of its Member States. The culmination of recent events creates dilemmas that go much further than the ‘deepening’ or ‘expanding’ integration paradigm and push the European Union to embody its mission more convincingly.

This summer school’s primary objective is to explain the post-Lisbon regime, assess how the novelties introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon in various policy areas have proved themselves in practice and observe how the EU’s new institutional structures, powers and procedures are responding to the challenges the Union faces.

The summer school has two principal aims, the first of which is to critically discuss the institutional and legal novelties brought by the Treaty of Lisbon and to explore how national and European administrative practices have complemented the new treaty framework. To this end, the EU’s institutional and decision-making frameworks will be revisited from the viewpoint of national administrations. Secondly, the event will specifically discuss whether the current institutional and legal setting of the EU enables it to face current challenges. We will discuss such questions as to how to safeguard the Rule of Law and Democracy, how to ensure the protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU, how to preserve the Eurozone and whether to expand it, how the European Public Prosecutor’s Office will add to the increased efforts to combat crimes against the EU‘s financial interest, as well as the question of the asylum and migration crisis and its effect on EU border security. The EU’s external action capabilities will also be discussed in view of the functioning and working practices of the European External Action Service. Lastly, the first lessons of the Brexit saga will be explored in light of the Article 50 TEU process and the question of maintaining close ties with a former EU Member State.

Who this course is for:
Experts from national administrations and EU Institutions; practitioners from various EU-regulated policy fields; and lawyers, consultants, journalists and other professionals dealing with the European Union who want to enhance their understanding of how the recent developments in the EU will have an impact on their work

Course methodology and highlights:
Sessions will be conducted by two experts providing a short presentation followed by facilitated panel discussions, allowing for the exchange of ideas and addressing issues of concern based on case studies, where participants will be especially encouraged to share their respective experiences.

A 5-day course

The programme is divided into four modules:

Module I – Legal nature of the EU, institutional issues and decision-making as defined by the Treaty of Lisbon
As we would like you to gain maximum benefit from this course, irrespective of your level of knowledge on the European Union, we suggest that you enrol on the first module and take part in the thematic discussion of the institutional setting and decision-making procedures of the EU. You will also be invited to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union and familiarise yourself with the EU’s role in preserving the founding principles of the EU, such as the rule of law, democracy and the protection of fundamental rights. The first module will also give guidance on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Module II – From the European Monetary Union to the Banking Union
The second module concentrates on the discussion of the Eurozone, how it has served the needs of the participating EU Member States and the immediate perspectives of this heightened form of integration.

Module III – The Treaty of Lisbon’s impact on the EU’s area of freedom, security and justice
The third module discusses the developments and challenges underpinning the EU’s area of freedom security and justice, where discussions will start from establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and its role and function in combatting crimes against the EU’s financial interests, to the reform of the Common European Asylum System, ensuring a share of the burden across Member States and enhancing solidarity among each other, and the Schengen Area, where the enhanced security of EU borders is becoming an increasingly important expectation.

Module IV – EU’s external relations and the search for a new model for foreign policy coordination after Brexit
The fourth module discusses the EU’s external actions. Discussions begin at the new powers granted to the EU by the Treaty of Lisbon and then specifically focus on the role of the European External Action Service, the EU’s external trade policy and, finally, the current stage of and lessons from Brexit.

 


The programme is divided into modules to offer you flexibility in adapting the course to your needs.

If you prefer to attend only one of the modules, please click on Module I or Module II or Module III or Module IV. Please note that the duration of module 1 is two days. For any other module the duration is 1 day.

If you are interested in a combination of modules, please register separately to these modules and your invoice will be adapted according to the here given registration fees: Regular fees: 1415 € (3 days); 1000 € (2 days), 725 € (1 day); EIPA members’ fee: 1275 € (3 days), 900 € (2 days), 650 € (1 day).

What you will learn in this course

What you will learn in this course:
The objective of the summer school is to provide national administrations, interest groups and practitioners affected by EU regulatory policy an enhanced understanding of how to work more effectively with the EU.

In essence, the course explores the tenets of the European Union and helps participants to understand the underlying political, social and economic dilemmas and evaluate European-level responses.

By the end of the course, you will:
understand what major events and polices shape the European Union today.

Petra Jeney

Petra Jeney (HU)

Freedom Security and Justice

Igor Dizdarevic

Igor Dizdarevic (FR)

EU Law / EU Affairs

Tomasz Kramer

Tomasz Kramer (PL)

EU Law / Internal Market

Virgil Ivan-Cucu

Virgil Ivan-Cucu (RO)

Justice, Security and Criminal Law Luxembourg

Wolfgang Koeth

Wolfgang Koeth (DE)

EU External Relations

Practical information

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Christiane Lamesch
Tel: +352 426 230 302
c.lamesch@eipa.eu

Fee
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.

Discounts
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 20 May 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.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
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.

Kirchberg

City Centre

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: mail@cityhotel.lucityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
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.).

The programme

Module I – Legal nature of the EU, institutional issues and decision-making as defined by the Treaty of Lisbon
08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 The European Union’s legal nature and founding principles

This first session will focus on the legal nature of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty as well as on the values and principles that distinguish the EU from other international organisations. The focus here will be on non-discrimination as a general principle of EU law. Furthermore, in this session, participants will learn more about the delimitation of competences between the EU and the Member States and the new categories of competences after the Lisbon Treaty.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer at EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers

10.00 Coffee break
10.45 Democracy, rule of law and security, solidarity and trust

The session explains what the respect of rule of law entails in an EU context, explores what mechanisms are available through the modifications brought by the Treaty of Lisbon for the EU to monitor and sanction Member States that fall short of this obligation. Case studies of non-compliant Member States will enable participants to assess the EU institutions’ responses and draw from lessons learnt.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, and Igor Dizdarevic

12.00 Lunch break
13.00 The new decision-making mechanisms

This session will review the ordinary and special legislative procedures as amended by the Lisbon Treaty and examine how the legislative bodies of the EU as well as the EU Member States’ national parliaments have made use of their respective powers.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

14.30 Coffee break
14.45 Comitology

The session will explain the reasons why the Treaty of Lisbon has solidified the conferral of executive powers to the Commission and the situations in which the adoption of an executive (or non-legislative) measure is required. It will also identify the purposes these measures may serve and use specific examples to clarify how the new regime of delegated and implementing acts affects Members States’ scope for manoeuvre and the pursuance of national policy objectives.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Igor Dizdarevic and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz

16.15 Concluding discussion of the principal changes brought by the Treaty of Lisbon

Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney, Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz and Igor Dizdarevic

17.00 Cocktails and networking
18.00 End of Day 1
Visit to the CJEU and protection of EU fundamental rights
08.00 Meeting at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Visitors’ entrance – rue du Fort Niedergrünewald

08.45 Briefing on the Case XXXX
09.00 Hearing of the Case XXXX
11.15 Roundtable
13.00 Lunch break
15.00 The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

This session will explain how protecting fundamental rights has become an unavoidable issue in the course of the integration process, providing detailed attention to the legal nature and effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which  has been elevated to primary law by the Treaty of Lisbon. Particular attention will be paid to the extent to which – and how – Member States should consider the Charter when implementing EU law at the national level.

Short presentation followed by discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

16.30 Coffee break
16.45 The EU and the European Convention on Human Rights

The session will identify why the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is marked as a legal imperative by the Lisbon Treaty. The role and status of the ECHR in EU law will be discussed, and an update on the recent developments concerning the EU’s accession to the ECHR will be provided. The session will illustrate with practical examples what the EU’s accession to the ECHR will entail for the national judiciaries.

Short presentation followed by discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

17.30 Concluding discussion of the principal changes brought by the Treaty of Lisbon

Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

18.00 End of Day 2
Module II – From the European Monetary Union to the Banking Union
09.00 The history and institutional structure of the Monetary Union: the ECB, the ESCB and the Eurosystem

After a brief introduction to the establishment of the European Monetary Union (EMU), the session will discuss the primary objective of price stability and other objectives and tasks; the legal and economic convergence of the euro changeover; and euro banknotes and coins/counterfeiting. Discussions will also focus on questions such as the further expansion of the euro area’s monetary agreements with third countries and unilateral euroisation.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic

10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Financial assistance to Member States

The session will focus on a number of key provisions and institutions, including in particular the ‘no bail-out’ clause of the TFEU; financial assistance to the EU and euro-area Member States (European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism – the EFSM); the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF); the European Stability Mechanism (ESM); and amendments to Article 136 of the TFEU with regard to a stability mechanism for Member States whose currency is the euro.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic (TBC)

12.00 Lunch break
13.00 EU economic governance reform, Treaty reform

The session will explain and elaborate on the ‘Six-pack’ and ‘Two-pack’ and the European Fiscal Compact, a.k.a. the ‘Fiscal Stability Treaty,’ and the ultimate question whether the EU should move towards a genuine Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) encompassing fiscal union.

Arguments for and against the fiscal union will be discussed with a view on its impact on the Member States.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic

14.30 Coffee break
14.45 Banking Union

The session aims to explain what the Banking Union entails. Special reference will be made to the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the Single Resolution Mechanism and the complementary goal of attaining a Capital Markets Union and their respective impact on national authorities’ competences.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic (TBC)

16.15 Concluding discussion of the state of play of the EMU and its future and on the evolving mandate of the ECB

Participants, facilitated by Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic

17.00 End of Day 3
Module III – The Treaty of Lisbon’s impact on the EU’s area of freedom, security and justice
09.00 EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters

This session will examine the new institutional structure and new legal instruments brought into this policy area by the Lisbon Treaty. Particular attention will be paid to the establishment of the European Prosecutor’s Office and how its powers are separate from those of Eurojust, the European Judicial Network (EJN) and the respective national prosecution services.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil IvanCucu

10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Europol and cooperation in law enforcement

This session will examine the strengthened role of Europol and critically discuss whether the EU’s competences regarding cooperation in law enforcement meet the current internal security challenges.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu (tbc)

12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Future of Schengen

The area with no internal border controls is the most palpable benefit of European integration. The session will explore how the migration crisis of 2015 has also jeopardised the Schengen Area and caused Member States to temporarily reinstate internal border controls. The session will provide an overview of the reforms so far made, such as the reinforcement of FRONTEX (the European Border and Coast Guard Agency), as well as the future steps that are needed to ensure border security and the continued existence of the Schengen Area.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu (tbc)

14.30 Discussion
14.45 Coffee break
15.15 Reform of the Common European Asylum System

In 2015, Europe was shaken by the unanticipated exodus of people in need of international protection. The session will explain the events that triggered this unprecedented crisis and what impact this had in reshaping the Common European Asylum System on the basis of the current framework provided by the Treaty of Lisbon.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu (tbc)

16.15 Concluding discussion on the EU area of freedom, security and justice

Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu

17.00 End of Day 4
Module IV – EU’s external relations and the search for a new model for foreign policy coordination after Brexit
09.00 Common Foreign and Security Policy – revisiting the renewed mandate of the Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon reinforced the capacities of the EU in the field of external relations, inaugurating a series of news actors (European External Action Service) and improving instruments and mechanisms for the conduct of external affairs. The session will explore Member States’ perception of the new capacities and stakeholders carrying out their respective roles in the last decade.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Wolfgang Koeth

10.30 Coffee break
10.45 External trade

The Treaty of Lisbon also reinforced and widened the scope of the European Union’s Common Commercial Policy. The session will take account how the improved powers of the EU to negotiate trade agreements have been used in practice and what role the EU plays in the WTO today.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Wolfgang Koeth

12.00 Lunch break
13.00 All you wanted to know about Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union and the Brexit negotiations

The session will paint a picture of the withdrawal process, discuss the legal framework foreseen in the Treaty on Europe Union (TEU). Attention will be paid to the negotiating rounds, and their current stage will be assessed.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

14.30 Coffee break
14.45 The United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit

The central question is of what shape the relationship between the UK and the EU will take after Brexit. The session will make efforts to explain what is meant by the various jargon used to describe a new relationship structure, such as the EEA model, CETA model and WTO option, in the event of a no deal. The session will also attempt to assess the reciprocal rights enjoyed by British nationals in the EU27 and, respectively, the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, in view of how to ensure free and fair movement rights. Special reference will be made to the question of the UK-Ireland border and ideas to resolve this issue in a post-Brexit landscape.

Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney, Wolfgang Koeth and Igor Dizdarevic (tbc)

16.15 Concluding discussion of external action of the EU

Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

17.00 End of the seasonal school
MONDAY 1 JULY 2019
Module I – Legal nature of the EU, institutional issues and decision-making as defined by the Treaty of Lisbon
08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 The European Union’s legal nature and founding principles
This first session will focus on the legal nature of the EU after the Lisbon Treaty as well as on the values and principles that distinguish the EU from other international organisations. The focus here will be on non-discrimination as a general principle of EU law. Furthermore, in this session, participants will learn more about the delimitation of competences between the EU and the Member States and the new categories of competences after the Lisbon Treaty.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Igor Dizdarevic, Lecturer, and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz, Senior Lecturer at EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
10.00 Coffee break
10.45 Democracy, rule of law and security, solidarity and trust
The session explains what the respect of rule of law entails in an EU context, explores what mechanisms are available through the modifications brought by the Treaty of Lisbon for the EU to monitor and sanction Member States that fall short of this obligation. Case studies of non-compliant Member States will enable participants to assess the EU institutions’ responses and draw from lessons learnt.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, and Igor Dizdarevic
 
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 The new decision-making mechanisms
This session will review the ordinary and special legislative procedures as amended by the Lisbon Treaty and examine how the legislative bodies of the EU as well as the EU Member States’ national parliaments have made use of their respective powers.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic
14.30 Coffee break
14.45

 

Comitology
The session will explain the reasons why the Treaty of Lisbon has solidified the conferral of executive powers to the Commission and the situations in which the adoption of an executive (or non-legislative) measure is required. It will also identify the purposes these measures may serve and use specific examples to clarify how the new regime of delegated and implementing acts affects Members States’ scope for manoeuvre and the pursuance of national policy objectives.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Igor Dizdarevic and Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz
16.15 Concluding discussion of the principal changes brought by the Treaty of Lisbon
Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney, Juan Diego Ramírez-Cárdenas Díaz and Igor Dizdarevic
17.00 Cocktails and networking
18.00 End of Day 1
TUESDAY 2 JULY 2019
Visit to the CJEU and protection of EU fundamental rights
08.00 Meeting at the Court of Justice of the European Union
Visitors’ entrance – rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
08.45 Briefing on the Case XXXX
09.00 Hearing of the Case XXXX
11.15 Roundtable
 
13.00 Lunch break
15.00 The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
This session will explain how protecting fundamental rights has become an unavoidable issue in the course of the integration process, providing detailed attention to the legal nature and effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which  has been elevated to primary law by the Treaty of Lisbon. Particular attention will be paid to the extent to which – and how – Member States should consider the Charter when implementing EU law at the national level.
Short presentation followed by discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic
16.30 Coffee break
16.45

 

The EU and the European Convention on Human Rights
The session will identify why the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is marked as a legal imperative by the Lisbon Treaty. The role and status of the ECHR in EU law will be discussed, and an update on the recent developments concerning the EU’s accession to the ECHR will be provided. The session will illustrate with practical examples what the EU’s accession to the ECHR will entail for the national judiciaries.
Short presentation followed by discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic
17.30 Concluding discussion of the principal changes brought by the Treaty of Lisbon
Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic
18.00 End of Day 2
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2019
Module II – From the European Monetary Union to the Banking Union
09.00 The history and institutional structure of the Monetary Union: the ECB, the ESCB and the Eurosystem
After a brief introduction to the establishment of the European Monetary Union (EMU), the session will discuss the primary objective of price stability and other objectives and tasks; the legal and economic convergence of the euro changeover; and euro banknotes and coins/counterfeiting. Discussions will also focus on questions such as the further expansion of the euro area’s monetary agreements with third countries and unilateral euroisation.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Financial assistance to Member States
The session will focus on a number of key provisions and institutions, including in particular the ‘no bail-out’ clause of the TFEU; financial assistance to the EU and euro-area Member States (European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism – the EFSM); the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF); the European Stability Mechanism (ESM); and amendments to Article 136 of the TFEU with regard to a stability mechanism for Member States whose currency is the euro.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic (TBC)
 
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 EU economic governance reform, Treaty reform
The session will explain and elaborate on the ‘Six-pack’ and ‘Two-pack’ and the European Fiscal Compact, a.k.a. the ‘Fiscal Stability Treaty,’ and the ultimate question whether the EU should move towards a genuine Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) encompassing fiscal union.
Arguments for and against the fiscal union will be discussed with a view on its impact on the Member States.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic
14.30 Coffee break
14.45

 

Banking Union
The session aims to explain what the Banking Union entails. Special reference will be made to the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the Single Resolution Mechanism and the complementary goal of attaining a Capital Markets Union and their respective impact on national authorities’ competences.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic (TBC)
16.15 Concluding discussion of the state of play of the EMU and its future and on the evolving mandate of the ECB
Participants, facilitated by Tomasz Kramer and Igor Dizdarevic
17.00 End of Day 3
THURSDAY 4 JULY 2019
Module III – The Treaty of Lisbon’s impact on the EU’s area of freedom, security and justice
09.00 EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters
This session will examine the new institutional structure and new legal instruments brought into this policy area by the Lisbon Treaty. Particular attention will be paid to the establishment of the European Prosecutor’s Office and how its powers are separate from those of Eurojust, the European Judicial Network (EJN) and the respective national prosecution services.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil IvanCucu
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 Europol and cooperation in law enforcement
This session will examine the strengthened role of Europol and critically discuss whether the EU’s competences regarding cooperation in law enforcement meet the current internal security challenges.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu (tbc)
 
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Future of Schengen
The area with no internal border controls is the most palpable benefit of European integration. The session will explore how the migration crisis of 2015 has also jeopardised the Schengen Area and caused Member States to temporarily reinstate internal border controls. The session will provide an overview of the reforms so far made, such as the reinforcement of FRONTEX (the European Border and Coast Guard Agency), as well as the future steps that are needed to ensure border security and the continued existence of the Schengen Area.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu (tbc)
14.30 Discussion
14.45 Coffee break
15.15

 

Reform of the Common European Asylum System
In 2015, Europe was shaken by the unanticipated exodus of people in need of international protection. The session will explain the events that triggered this unprecedented crisis and what impact this had in reshaping the Common European Asylum System on the basis of the current framework provided by the Treaty of Lisbon.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu (tbc)
16.15 Concluding discussion on the EU area of freedom, security and justice
Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Virgil Ivan-Cucu
 
17.00 End of Day 4
FRIDAY 5 JULY 2019
Module IV – EU’s external relations and the search for a new model for foreign policy coordination after Brexit
09.00 Common Foreign and Security Policy – revisiting the renewed mandate of the Treaty of Lisbon
The Treaty of Lisbon reinforced the capacities of the EU in the field of external relations, inaugurating a series of news actors (European External Action Service) and improving instruments and mechanisms for the conduct of external affairs. The session will explore Member States’ perception of the new capacities and stakeholders carrying out their respective roles in the last decade.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Wolfgang Koeth
10.30 Coffee break
10.45 External trade
The Treaty of Lisbon also reinforced and widened the scope of the European Union’s Common Commercial Policy. The session will take account how the improved powers of the EU to negotiate trade agreements have been used in practice and what role the EU plays in the WTO today.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Wolfgang Koeth
 
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 All you wanted to know about Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union and the Brexit negotiations
The session will paint a picture of the withdrawal process, discuss the legal framework foreseen in the Treaty on Europe Union (TEU). Attention will be paid to the negotiating rounds, and their current stage will be assessed.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic
14.30 Coffee break
14.45

 

The United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit
The central question is of what shape the relationship between the UK and the EU will take after Brexit. The session will make efforts to explain what is meant by the various jargon used to describe a new relationship structure, such as the EEA model, CETA model and WTO option, in the event of a no deal. The session will also attempt to assess the reciprocal rights enjoyed by British nationals in the EU27 and, respectively, the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, in view of how to ensure free and fair movement rights. Special reference will be made to the question of the UK-Ireland border and ideas to resolve this issue in a post-Brexit landscape.
Short presentation followed by a discussion with the participants, facilitated by the panel Petra Jeney, Wolfgang Koeth and Igor Dizdarevic (tbc)
16.15 Concluding discussion of external action of the EU
Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic
 
17.00 End of the seasonal school

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Christiane Lamesch
Tel: +352 426 230 302
c.lamesch@eipa.eu

Fee
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.

Discounts
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 registration deadline is 20 May 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.

Meals
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
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.

Kirchberg

City Centre

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: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
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.).