Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The Current State of the European Union — Ten Years After the Entry of the Treaty of Lisbon

when 1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1750

The European Union is becoming an ever more complex entity that is difficult to grasp even for practitioners. At the same time, the European integration project has lately been facing distinct challenges that affect the core of the EU’s policy-making capacity as well as the political commitment of its Member States. The culmination of recent events creates dilemmas that go much further than the ‘deepening’ or ‘expanding’ integration paradigm and push the European Union to embody its mission more convincingly.

This summer school’s primary objective is to explain the post-Lisbon regime, assess how the novelties introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon in various policy areas have proved themselves in practice and observe how the EU’s new institutional structures, powers and procedures are responding to the challenges the Union faces.

The summer school has two principal aims, the first of which is to critically discuss the institutional and legal novelties brought by the Treaty of Lisbon and to explore how national and European administrative practices have complemented the new treaty framework. To this end, the EU’s institutional and decision-making frameworks will be revisited from the viewpoint of national administrations. Secondly, the event will specifically discuss whether the current institutional and legal setting of the EU enables it to face current challenges. We will discuss such questions as to how to safeguard the Rule of Law and Democracy, how to ensure the protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU, how to preserve the Eurozone and whether to expand it, how the European Public Prosecutor’s Office will add to the increased efforts to combat crimes against the EU‘s financial interest, as well as the question of the asylum and migration crisis and its effect on EU border security. The EU’s external action capabilities will also be discussed in view of the functioning and working practices of the European External Action Service. Lastly, the first lessons of the Brexit saga will be explored in light of the Article 50 TEU process and the question of maintaining close ties with a former EU Member State.

Course leader

Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg

Target group

Experts from national administrations and EU Institutions; practitioners from various EU-regulated policy fields; and lawyers, consultants, journalists and other professionals dealing with the European Union who want to enhance their understanding of how the recent developments in the EU will have an impact on their work

Course aim

The objective of the summer school is to provide national administrations, interest groups and practitioners affected by EU regulatory policy an enhanced understanding of how to work more effectively with the EU.

In essence, the course explores the tenets of the European Union and helps participants to understand the underlying political, social and economic dilemmas and evaluate European-level responses.

Fee info

EUR 1750: Fee for the full programme but it is also divided into 4 modules to offer you flexibility in adapting the course to your needs.
EUR 650: The programme is divided into 4 modules to offer you flexibility in adapting the course to your needs.

If you prefer to attend only one of the modules, please click on Module I or Module II or Module III or Module IV. Please note that the duration of module 1 is two days. For any other module the duration is 1 day.

If you are interested in a combination of modules, please register separately to these modules and your invoice will be adapted according to the here given registration fees: Regular fees: 1415 € (3 days); 1000 € (2 days), 725 € (1 day); EIPA members’ fee: 1275 € (3 days), 900 € (2 days), 650 € (1 day).