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

Project number: 19507014

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

Date & pricing

05/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
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 IV)

From:  650,00

Module IV – EU’s external relations and the search for a new model for foreign policy coordination after Brexit. This 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.

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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 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.

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 IV is part of a 5-day course

Module IV 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 I or Module II or Module III, 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 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.

 

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 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

16.15

Concluding discussion of external action of the EU

Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney and Igor Dizdarevic

17.00 End of the Day

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

 

 

16.15

Concluding discussion of external action of the EU
Participants, facilitated by Petra Jeney 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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