Trier, Germany

European Family Law

online course
when 14 June 2021 - 18 June 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 17 EC
fee EUR 690

The purpose of this course is to introduce (family) lawyers to practical aspects of European and international family law.

This course will be over five mornings with each half-day focusing on the most relevant topics in family litigation, namely
Cross-border divorce
Parent-child relationships including parental child abduction
Covid-19 implications on family issues
Family law and human rights
Cross-border maintenance obligations towards children
Property regimes of international couples
This course will provide you with hands-on experience on cross-border family cases and the recent jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights.

All relevant instruments in this field will be presented and analysed, by way of both lectures and case studies. You will benefit from daily workshops where active participation is encouraged. In the workshops, case studies will be discussed in small groups over the Internet.

Course leader

Dr Angelika Fuchs, ERA

Target group

The course is aimed at legal practitioners seeking a thorough introduction to the various instruments in EU family law and the interplay with the most relevant Hague conventions in this field.

Credits info

17 EC
ERA’s programmes meet the standard requirements for recognition as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Fee info

EUR 690: Discounts available


With the generous support of the Friends of ERA the Academy provides scholarships for lawyers, judges, prosecutors and officials from EU member states, candidate countries and potential candidates who otherwise could not afford to attend the events.