European Union and Legal Reform Summer School 2009 (EU SS 2009)
Venue: Hotel \"Dr Simo Milosevic\"
|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|
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.