Universiteit Antwerpen
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2010-2011


Workshop on 'The Role of Constitutional Courts in Multilevel Governance', May 27, 2011

The workshop will focus on role of courts as a watchdog over multilevel institutional balance, as guardian of the constitution and protector of fundamental rights, as forum of deliberation and as regulatory watchdog.

Program

Draft Program:

May 27, 2011

8:45 Coffee and registration
9:15 Welcome address and introduction
Professor Patricia Popelier (U. Antwerp)
9.30 General remarks
Judge Andras Sajo (ECtHR)

Session 1: The Constitutional Court as Watchdog over Multilevel Institutional Balance

Keynote speakers
9:50 Takis Tridimas (U. London)
10:10 Paul Craig (U. Oxford)
Respondent
10:30 Respondent: Werner Vandenbruwaene (U.Antwerp)
10:40 Discussion

11:00 Coffee break

Session 2 : The Constitutional Court as Watchdog over Multilevel Institutional Balance

Keynote speakers
11:15 Aida Torres Pérez (U. Pompeu Fabra)
11:35 Catherine Van De Heyning (U. Antwerp)
Respondent
11:55 Sébastien Van Drooghenbroeck (FUSL)
12:05 Discussion

12:25 Lunch

Session 3: The Court as a Forum for deliberation

Keynote speakers
14:00 Martin Borowski (U.Birmingham)
14:20 Armen Mazmanyan (U.Antwerp)
Respondent
14:40 Arthur Dyevre (CEPC, Madrid)
14:50 Discussion

15:10 Coffee break

Session 4: The Court as a Regulatory Watchdog


Keynote speakers
15:30 Alberto Alemanno (HEC Paris)
15:50 Klaus Meßerschmidt (U. Berlin)
Respondent
16:10 David Keyaerts (U.Antwerp)
16:20 Discussion

16:40 Conclusion
Armen Mazmanyan (U.Antwerp)


17:00 End seminar and drink

19:00 Diner with guest speakers in the historic centre of Antwerp
 

Venue
The Seminar will take place at:
University of Antwerp
Room Grauwzusters S004
Lange St. Annastraat 7
City campus Antwerp
www.uantwerpen.be/main.aspx?c=.ROUTE&n=26518


Accommodation
Antwerp has plenty of overnight facilities. Recommendable accommodation close to the university can be found in Hotel Columbus, Hotel Prinse or Keyser Hotel:
www.colombushotel.com
www.hotelprinse.be
www.vhv-hotels.be
Hotel facilities for guest speakers will be arranged by the organization.
 

Contact:
Werner Vandenbruwaene
S.V. 125 Venusstraat 23
BE-2000 Antwerp
werner.vandenbruwaene@uantwerpen.be