Conference: Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation in the European Union

Venue: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2005
Registration Date: Jun 09, 2005
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Conference ‘Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation in the European Union’: Implementation of the ‘Hague Programme’

On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2005, Erasmus University Rotterdam will host a conference entitled Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation in the European Union. Delegates will focus on the ‘The Hague Programme’, the European Union’s programme on freedom, security and law for 2005-2010.

The conference coordinators will be Professor Jaap de Zwaan and Dr Flora Goudappel, both attached to the European Law Section of the Faculty of Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Leading national and international keynote speakers from the spheres of politics, policy practice and research will give their views on the The Hague Programme. The conference will be formally opened by the Netherlands Minister of Justice, Piet Hein Donner, and the European Justice Commissioner, Franco Frattini.

The various programme elements will be examined and discussed by speakers from the Dutch Ministry of Justice and well-known specialists in the field, including Steve Peers, Jörg Monar, Cyrille Fijnaut and John Vervaele. On the second day of the conference, participants will be able to choose between the following workshop themes: Border and visa policy, Asylum and immigration policy, Police cooperation and Criminal law cooperation. The workshops will end with a panel discussion. The final element of the conference will be devoted to the future of the The Hague Programme. Speakers will include representatives from the European Commission and the Luxembourg Council Presidency.


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Additional Information

The working language of the conference will be English. If you would like to attend, please register by 9 June 2005 using the registration form in the conference brochure or online via the website. The cost of the two-day conference will be € 450. More information about the programme and the speakers (and practical details such as dinner and hotel arrangements) are included on the website Alternatively, contact ORP, Erasmus University Rotterdam on 010-408 15 97, or by e-mail at