Universiteit Antwerpen

The Legislature, the Judiciary and the Completion of the Internal Market, 8-9 Mar 2010

Jean Monnet Workshop
Antwerp, 8 and 9 March 2010


The Universities of Bristol and Antwerp bring together a range of experts in European law from various Member States in order to explore the relationship between Treaty interpretation by the Court and the interventions of the political institutions.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a public law perspective of the relationship covering both horizontal themes (such as the principle of proportionality and the ultimate aims of the internal market project) and specific sectors (citizenship, labour law and social security, consumer protection law and the free movement of capital).

The workshop is funded by the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at the University of Bristol, School of Law, and the University of Antwerp Faculty of Law and Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values.

There are a limited number of places for those interested in attending the workshop. The fee is 25 euro; in order to book a place, please contact Ms Terry Amssoms (terry.amssoms@uantwerpen.be)



Monday 8 March

1:00 Lunch

2:30 – 4 Session 1 (Chair: Phil Syrpis)

Introduction: Phil Syrpis (Bristol)

Citizenship: Niamh Nic Shuibhne (Edinburgh) and Ferdinand Wollenschlaeger (Munich)

4:30 – 6:30 Session 2

The pursuit of non-market aims through internal market legislation: Bruno de Witte (EUI)

Labour Law and Social Security: Claire Kilpatrick (LSE) and Herwig Verschueren (Antwerp); with comment by Alexia Herwig (Antwerp)

Tuesday 9 March

9:00 – 10:30 Session 3

Horizontal Effect: Jolande Prinssen (Antwerp)

Consumer Policy: Amandine Garde (Exeter); Gert Straetmans (Antwerp)

11 – 1:00 Session 4

Proportionality: Gareth Davies (Amsterdam); Nina Boeger (Bristol)

Free Movement of Capital: Ryan Murphy (Bristol) and Jukka Snell (Swansea)


2-4 Session 5 (Chair: Panos Koutrakos)

• Round Table discussion, featuring Geert De Baere (Leuven/ECJ), and Soren Schonberg (Commission)