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The Academy of European Law celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022.

To mark the event, we have the pleasure and honour to invite you to a congress entitled

European Sovereignty: The Legal Dimension – A Union in Control of its own Destiny

Trier & online, 13-14 October 2022

1992 – the year when ERA was established – was important in the history of European integration: it was the year of the signing of the founding treaty of the European Union, the Maastricht Treaty. Sovereignty was already a highly controversial topic in those days, but it has recently become of even more critical relevance.

Our congress will deal with sovereignty both of and in the Union. It will explore the legal challenges arising from new concepts that have moved to the centre of public debate in recent years, including ‘budgetary sovereignty’, ‘strategic sovereignity’ and ‘digital sovereignty’.

Against a backdrop of great (geo)political and economic challenges for the Union, the congress will be an example of ERA’s calling to provide an interface and forum for exchange among legal practitioners, lawmakers, and policymakers.

It will also be an opportunity to recognise and thank all those, both institutions and individuals, who have enabled ERA to carry out its mission over the last 30 years and who will continue to support us in the years to come.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Plenary session
Languages: English, French and German (with simultaneous interpretation)

13:00         Registration of participants

13:30         Opening ceremony – Introductory speeches

Chair:        Jean-Philippe Rageade, Director of the Academy of European Law, Trier

Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission, Luxembourg; President of the Governing Board of the Academy of European Law (ERA)
Malu Dreyer, Minister President of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz (video message)
Sabine Verheyen, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), Strasbourg/Brussels; Chair of the Executive Board of ERA
Marc van der Woude, President of the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

Part 1 – Prolegomena

Chair:        Julia Laffranque, Judge at the Supreme Court of Estonia, Tartu

14:30         The Janus of European sovereignty – What does it mean within and without?

Iris Goldner Lang, Professor at the University of Zagreb
Ulla Neergaard, Professor at the University of Copenhagen

Daniel Sarmiento, Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid

Discussion/Questions

15:30         Break

Part 2 – Judicial sovereignty

Chair:       Irēna Kucina, Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia, Riga

16:00       Keynote address:

                The extension of the competences of the Union through the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice: myth or
                reality?
                Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

16:30       Panel discussion:

                National and European sovereignty in the EU: an irresolvable conflict? – The position of the national
                constitutional courts

                Andreas L. Paulus, Former Judge of the German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe
                Tamás Sulyok, President of the Constitutional Court of Hungary, Budapest

                Elena-Simina Tănăsescu, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Romania, Bucharest
                Jiří Zemánek, Judge at the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Brno

18:30       End of the first day

20:00       Social Programme
                Dresscode: Business Casual

Friday, 14 October 2022
08:30         Arrival of participants
Part 3 – European sovereignty in specific areas
Parallel working sessions in the morning
Topic 1 – Strategic Sovereignty

Language: English

Chair:        Peter-Christian Müller-Graff, Senior Professor at the University of Heidelberg

09:00         Keynote address:

Strategic sovereignty of the Union: realistic chance or wishful thinking?
Bruno Dupré, Secretariat-General of the European External Action Service, Policy Planning and Strategic Foresight, Brussels

Discussion/Questions

10:00        Break

10:30        Panel Discussion on different dimension of European Strategic Sovereignty:
                 •  the Energy Dimension of Sovereignty
                 •  the Trade and Development Assistance Dimension of Sovereignty (Global Gateway)
                 •  the Defence Dimension of Sovereignty
                 Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at the Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
                 Inge Govaere, Professor at Ghent University

                 Panos Koutrakos, Professor at City, University of London
                 Elena Yoncheva, Member of the European Parliament, Strasbourg/Brussels

12:30        Lunch

Topic 2 – Budgetary and fiscal Sovereignty

Languages: English and French (with simultaneous interpretation)

Chair:        Gavin Barrett, Professor at the University College Dublin

09:00         Keynote address:

A New Budgetary Regime for Europe
Thomas Piketty, Professor at the Paris School of Economics

Discussion/Questions

10:00        Break

10:30        Panel Discussion on the recovery plan NextGenerationEU:
                  •
  Does the approach taken to financing NextGenerationEU constitute a once-off initiative or will it constitute a
                     precedent to be followed?

                  •  The economic and constitutional impact of NextGenerationEU
                  •  EU budgetary sovereignty and Member State budgetary sovereignty
                  Fabian Amtenbrink, Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
                  Alicia Hinarejos, Professor at McGill University, Montreal
                  Anna Jarosz-Friis, Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG), Strategic
                  Coordination and Communication, at the European Commission, Brussels

                  Margarida Marques, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG),
                  Strasbourg/Brussels

12:30        Lunch

Topic 3 – Digital Sovereignty

Languages: English and German (with simultaneous interpretation)

Chair:         Marc van der Woude, President of the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

09:00         Keynote address:

Digital sovereignty in technology and rule-setting: why (not) and how?
Mireille Hildebrandt, Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Discussion/Questions

10:00         Break

10:30         Panel Discussion on the EU’s digital policy:
                  •  Privacy and data protection – How to reconcile trends towards the free flow of data with data sovereignty
                  •  DMA and DSA as policy projects leading to European digital sovereignty
                  •  Implementing EU’s cybersecurity strategy – Building resilience and technical sovereignty
                  Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Responsible Tech & Competition, European Government Affairs, Microsoft, Brussels
                  Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels
                  Nathalie Smuha, Assistant Lecturer & Researcher, KU Leuven

                  Maciej Szpunar, First Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg            

12:30        Lunch

Part 4 – the European Union as a sovereign global player?
Plenary session
Languages: English, French and German (with simultaneous interpretation)

14:00        Keynote address:                

                 “The Brussels Effect” and the European Sovereignty
                 Anu Bradford, Professor at Columbia Law School, New York City                 

                 Discussion/Questions

14:45        Break

Part 5 – Democratic organisation of European sovereignty: shared tasks of the Member States and the Union?

Chair:        Stefan Lehne, Visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, Vienna

15:15         Panel Discussion

Christophe Hansen, Member and Quaestor of the European Parliament, Strasbourg/Brussels
Vera Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission, Brussels
Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission, Luxembourg; former Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia, Riga
Marian-Cătălin Predoiu, Minister of justice of Romania, Bucharest

17:00        Prospective closing lecture:

                 A federal future for the European Union?
                 Christine Landfried, Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Hamburg

18:00        End of the congress

20:00        Dinner and Jubilee party
                 Dresscode: Cocktail Attire

 

Fabian Amtenbrink, Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Gavin Barrett, Professor at the University College Dublin
Anu Bradford, Professor at Columbia Law School, New York City
Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at the Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna
Malu Dreyer, Minister President of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz
Bruno Dupré, Secretariat-General of the European External Action Service, Policy Planning and Strategic Foresight, Brussels
Iris Goldner Lang, Professor at the University of Zagreb
Inge Govaere, Professor at Ghent University
Christophe Hansen, Member and Quaestor of the European Parliament, Strasbourg/Brussels

Mireille Hildebrandt, Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Alicia Hinarejos, Professor at McGill University, Montreal
Anna Jarosz-Friis, Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG), Strategic Coordination and Communication, at the European Commission, Brussels

Vera Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission, Brussels
Jean-Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission, Luxembourg
Panos Koutrakos, Professor at City, University of London
Irēna Kucina, Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia, Riga

Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, Responsible Tech & Competition, European Government Affairs, Microsoft, Brussels
Julia Laffranque, Judge at the Supreme Court of Estonia, Tartu
Christine Landfried, Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Hamburg
Stefan Lehne, Visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, Vienna
Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia, Riga
Margarida Marques, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG), Strasbourg/Brussels
Peter-Christian Müller-Graff, Senior Professor at the University of Heidelberg
Ulla Neergaard, Professor at the University of Copenhagen
Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels
Andreas L. Paulus, Former Judge of the German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe
Thomas Piketty
, Professor at the Paris School of Economics, Paris
Marian-Cătălin Predoiu, Minister of justice of Romania, Bucharest

Jean-Philippe Rageade, Director of the Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier
Daniel Sarmiento, Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid
Nathalie Smuha, Assistant Lecturer & Researcher, KU Leuven
Tamás Sulyok, President of the Constitutional Court of Hungary, Budapest
Maciej Szpunar, First Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg
Elena-Simina Tănăsescu, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Romania, Bucharest
Sabine Verheyen, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), Strasbourg/Brussels
Marc van der Woude, President of the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg
Elena Yoncheva, Member of the European Parliament, Strasbourg/Brussels
Jiří Zemánek, Judge at the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Brno

Please contact one of the following hotels to take advantage of one of the pre-booked rooms available for you at preferential rates:

 

Best Western Hotel Trier City
Kaiserstraße 29 · 54290 Trier
Tel. +49 (0)651 9495-806 · Fax +49 (0)651 9495-666
reservierung@trier-city.bestwestern.de
www.bestwestern-trier-city.de

Booking reference: 022C01
Availabe periods:
12.-14.10.2022
13.-14.10.2022
Price per night: 85 EUR(single room)/110 EUR (double room)

The rooms are available until 19.09.2022.


Hotel Deutscher Hof
Südallee 25 | 54290 Trier
Tel: +49-651–9778-0 | Fax: +49-651-9778-400
info@hotel-deutscher-hof.de
www.hotel-deutscher-hof.de

Booking reference: ERAs 30-Jahr-Feier
Please use the reservation form
Available period:
13.-15.10.2022
Price per night: 110 EUR (single room)

The rooms are available until 30.07.2022.


ibis Styles Trier
Metzelstraße 12 · 54290 Trier · Deutschland
T +49 651 994 92-010 · F +49 651 994 92-100
Markus.Lais@ibisstyles-trier.com

Booking reference: ERAs 30 Jahr – Feier 022C01
Available period:
13.-15.10.2022
Price per night: 109,50 EUR (single room)

The rooms are available until 01.09.



Partner hotels without pre-booked rooms
:

Vienna House Easy Trier
Metzer Allee 6
54295 Trier
Tel: +49 (0) 651 9377-0
Fax: +49 (0) 651 9377-333
info.easy-trier@viennahouse.com
www.viennahouse.com


Hotel Villa Hügel Trier ****S
Bernhardstr. 14
54295 Trier
Tel: (+49) 651 937100
Fax: (+49) 651 9371070
info@hotel-villa-huegel.de
www.hotel-villa-huegel.de