European Union and Legal Reform Summer School 2009 (EU SS 2009)

Venue: Hotel \"Dr Simo Milosevic\"

Location: Igalo (Herzeg-Novi) 85347, Montenegro, Other

Event Date/Time: Jul 27, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 01, 2009
Registration Date: May 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: May 23, 2009
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European Union and Legal Reform is a one-week post-graduate course targeting students from Western and Eastern Europe, academics and young scholars, and is organized by the CCSDD and the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law. The program intends to analyze the constitutional implications of EU expansion and the fundamental reforms for Eastern European countries towards EU membership, as well as addressing lessons learnt from the founding members of the E.E.C. and the legal mechanisms to be introduced in the so-called “consolidated democracies”
In 2004 ten new states entered the European Union. The enlargement of the Union has represented a chance to evaluate the goals already achieved and to identify what new challenges will come. Most of these challenges, but not all of them, will be faced by new member states. Moreover, the latter can be observed and taken under consideration as an interesting case study for states that have applied to enter the Union. Currently, in the Balkan area Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey are official candidate countries, while Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia are officially recognised as potential candidates. The Balkans represent a key area for the EU future enlargement. However, for true integration into the European Union to take place, European law needs to penetrate every area of legislation and be perceived as part of domestic legislation by all involved in the legal profession. In essence, existing economic and political democratization reforms will continue to operate in a vacuum unless countries such as Serbia and Montenegro and others implement rules of law in accordance with EU standards. To harmonize the current Eastern, Central and South Eastern European legal systems with those of the EU countries as well as cultivate ground-breaking legal thinking it is essential to develop, train and disseminate innovative teaching methods to young academics. This will create a new generation of receptive and open-minded lawyers who will be critical to the process of reform. Judges and practicing lawyers have also been recruited in an effort to strengthen their knowledge of European law. It is to this end that the European Union and Legal Reform Process Summer School aims to help young academics form an active, creative and personal approach to understanding current teaching as related to European expansion and constitutionalism which can then be transferred.Main Topics: Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, EU law, International Law, Human Rights
Target Group: final year students, graduate students in Law, Political Science, International Relations or similar, and PhD candidates. Excellent knowledge of English language is required.



Additional Information

The school assigns 6 ECTS. A final test is scheduled. Applicants can apply through the online application form Fee: 850 euros. The fee includes board and lodging (full board), course and didactic material. Travel costs not included. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2009. Some scholarships are available. Please check the website: Students are encouraged to provide for their own insurance while in Igalo. The fee includes board and lodging (full board). Computer access is available at the hotel and in town (internet cafes). Sports opportunities will be available (Igalo is a tourist resort). An excursion is scheduled.