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12-02-'14

Farewell lecture Bart Hessel – some interdisciplinary thoughts on the future of (decentralized) Europe: the future of the social market economy of Europe 2020

Prof. dr. Bart Hessel will give his farewell lecture (in Dutch) as professor of European Law in Decentralized governments on Tuesday the 18th of March 2014 with the subject: some interdisciplinary thoughts on the future of (decentralized) Europe: the future of the social market economy of Europe 2020. After his farewell lecture, Bart Hessel will continue to contribute to the masterclass European Law, making his departure – fortunately – less permanent than it seems.

The ceremony will start at 16.15 pm in the Aula of University Hall, Domplein 29 Utrecht.

 
 

31-01-'14

Panel proposal ECPR Conference

A group of Renforce researchers wrote a panel proposal for the ECPR Conference ‘Regulatory Governance between Global and Local’ to be held in June 2014 in Barcelona.

In Search of Coherence in the Implementation of EU policies :

Policy objectives will only be adequately attained if regulation and enforcement are properly attuned. Problems may arise, however, when regulation and enforcement are – arguably due to the EU’s multi-level structure – vertically and horizontally dispersed among different levels of government and among public and private actors. In general, one may observe Europeanization and internationalization of regulation whereas enforcement often is kept at national and sub-national levels (although centralization of enforcement may certainly be seen in specific areas).

Since the coherence in the implementation of EU policies and laws is dependent on the interrelationship between individual stages of the policy cycle, generally in regulation and enforcement, it is crucial to establish proper links between relevant levels where regulation and enforcement in Europe take place and between appropriate actors which take part in regulating Europe and enforcing its laws. To this end we propose to organize two ‘sister-panels’ focusing on the levels (Panel I) and actors (Panel II) of shared regulation and enforcement in Europe.

The two proposed sister – panels (proposed to be organized one after the other) consist of contributions coming from legal, political science and public administration scholars who offer theoretical and empirical insights of various sectors  from environmental to criminal areas, financial markets and competition policy. The Renforce delegation will include Ton van de Brink, Linda Senden, Mira Scholten, John Vervaele, Michiel Luchtman and Marloes van Rijsbergen.

For more information on the ECPR conference and the Standing Group on Regulatory Governance who will be organising this conference, please check here.

 
 

31-01-'14

Oxford Conference: Five years legally binding EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

In May 2014 a conference will be held in Oxford on:

In mei zal er in Oxford een conferentie plaatsvinden over;

Five years legally binding EU Charter of Fundamental Rights What is the state of play in the protection of fundamental rights in the EU?

This conference is partially organized by Sybre de Vries. More information and the conference program can be found on the bEUcitizen website. More information on registration can be found here.

 
 

31-01-'14

Colloquium 50 years TPR (journal for private law)

The colloquium 50 years TPR (journal for private law) will take place on the 13th and 14th of March in Gent (Belgium). The event will be dedicated to the future of private law in a pluralistic legal system where Ingrid Koning, together with Patrick Wautelet, will contribute to the colloquium by giving a report on the subject ‘private international law treaties’. – See more at:

 
 

25-11-'13

Sybe de Vries to speak at conference ‘The Image(s) of the ‘Consumer’ in EU Law: Legislation, Free Movement and Competition Law’

Sybe de Vries, professor in Internal Market Law and Fundamental Rights at Utrecht University, will speak at the conference ‘The Image(s) of the ‘Consumer’ in EU Law: Legislation, Free Movement and Competition Law’ on 27-28 March 2014. His address will be titled ‘The Consumer image in Free Movement Law’. The conference will take place at St Anne’s College of Oxford University.

More information on the conference can be found here.