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

Project number: 19507012

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

Date & pricing

03/07/2019 - 03/07/2019
Register before: 14/06/2019

€ 725,00 per attendee

€ 650,00 for EIPA members*

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

From:  650,00

Module II – From the European Monetary Union to the Banking Union. This 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Module II is part of a 5-day course

Module II is part of a 5-day course. The 5-day course is divided into modules to offer you flexibility in adapting the course to your needs.

If you prefer to attend one of the other modules, you can click on Module IModule III or Module IV, or you can attend the full 5-day course.

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).

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 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.

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 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 the Day

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 the Day

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.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.). 

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