This year's programme of the Septfontaines Summer School of EU Law will continue to zoom in on the' Fabric of EU Law' - the Court of Justice of the EU - and will be organized around three main themes:
• The CJEU in action
Our first theme will be dedicated to an insider perspective on the CJEU. We have invited numerous actors of the CJEU’s daily life to share their views, tips and tricks on the Court’s working methods. The core idea of this theme is that the participants will acquire a practical knowledge of how the Court works in action and better grasp its complex institutional structure.
• Activism at the CJEU
Our second theme focuses on activism at the CJEU. The role of citizens in ‘highjacking’ the judicial agenda at the Court will be investigated. Here questions related to the interaction of the Court with European society will be discussed with well-known EU law activists (Max Schrems and Alberto Alemanno) and the role of the Court in fostering the legitimacy of the EU in the eyes of the European citizens analysed.
• The CJEU in crises
Finally, our last theme will look at the role of the Court in dealing with the various crises faced recently by the EU. We will review the CJEU’s jurisprudence in the aftermath of the financial crisis and its social and economic consequences. Furthermore, we will also discuss the role of the Court in the migration crisis, as well as its potential involvement in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.
Next to the academic programme, a host of leasure activities is offered during the week. If you play an instrument, please do not hesitate to bring it.
The evenings will generally consist of relaxed outside dinners in the gardens of the abbey and the abbey's Lama Bar will be open until late. Evening programmes for example consist of an open air cinema, where the movies are projected against the ancient walls of the abbey.
Find out more about the programme below!
Saturday 22 July 2017
- 17:00 Opening goûté au Champagne – Tour of the Abbey
- 20:00 EU law in the UK after a Brexit – Ian S. Forrester
Sunday 23 July 2017
- The working of the tribunal of the European Union (Ian S. Forrester)
- Eurojournalism: making a European public sphere (Eric Maurice)
- Inside the CJEU (William Vallasidis, Georges Vallindas, Michel Debroux)
Monday 24 July 2017
- Joint and Several Liability: when lawyers and economists work hand in hand in front of the Court (Michel Debroux)
- Access to court before the European courts and the myth of a complete system of remedies (Mariolina Eliantonio)
Tuesday 25 July 2017
- Activism in front of the CJEU at the example of the Schrems case (Max Schrems)
- The reform of the CJEU (Alberto Alemanno)
- On good lobbying, activism and the impact of EU lawyers - a dialogue between Alberto Alemanno and Max Schrems (Alberto Alemanno and Max Schrems)
Wednesday 26 July 2017
- The shift to efficiency and science in law (Michelle Everson)
- The cause of financial crisis (Michelle Everson)
- The European Economic Constitution after the Fiancial crisis: State of Emergency, New Normalcy or Repair (Christian Joerges)
- Ordoliberalism, an Irritaing German Idea (Christian Joerges and Michelle Everson)
Thursday 27 July 2017
- The CJEU and the migrant crisis (Hildegard Schneider and Sergio Carrera)
- The CJEU and Brexit - What rights for UK citizens after Brexit? (René de Groot)
- The Law and Politics of Brexit - Entering Uncharted Territory (Jeroen Jansen)
Friday 28 July 2017
- Closing Keynote Panel – TBA
- Afternoon/evening: Tour/Drinks/BBQ
Saturday 29 July 2017
- Departure in the morning