Netherlands, The Hague

Europeanisation of Administrative Law in the Member States

when 26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 250

In the last week of June 2017 the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department of Leiden Law School, supported by the Municipality of the Hague, will organise a Summer Course on the Europeanisation of national administrative law in the EU Member States.

The course is open to doctoral students and young professionals in the EU Member States who are eager to learn more about the reception of EU law in the administrative law and practice of other Member States and who would like to share their experience or knowledge on the Europeanisation of their own national administrative law. Adopting an interactive approach is expected to facilitate and increase the exchange of knowledge on the impact of the law of the EU law on the administrative law and practice in the Member States.

What is more, the findings on the Europeanisation of national administrative law could be useful in order to shape possible future developments towards a general European administrative law act for the EU Member States that would apply in situations where they act within the scope of EU law. Thus far, the proposal of the European parliament for a regulation on EU administrative procedural law only applies to the European Union’s institutions. Nevertheless, the introduction of a general EU administrative law act may have an even greater harmonising effect on the administrative law and practices of the Member States. The Member States may voluntarily apply the rules laid down in the administrative law act in national situations. And what is more, it is not unlikely that the Court Justice will incorporate elements of this regulation in its jurisprudence governing Member States actions within the scope of EU law.

Against this background, the desirability of an administrative law act for the Member States is increasingly being discussed. Is there really a need, in view of the experiences with using Europeanised national administrative law by the Member States, for a European administrative law act? And, what problems and pitfalls should be taken into account when drafting such an Administrative law act for the Member States? Would the introduction of an administrative law act for the Member States smoothen the Europeanisation of administrative law and practice or would it create problems or frictions at the level of the Member States?

Course leader

Prof. W. den Ouden (Leiden University) and Prof. J.E. van den Brink (Maastricht University)

Organisation: J.C.A. van Dam LLM MA and T.D.A. Kluwen BA, available via adminlawlab@law.leidenuniv.nl

Target group

Advanced master students, PhD-candidates and (young) professionals

Course aim

The summer course will allow participants to understand the significant effects of the Europeanisation of administrative law in the Member States of the European Union. Additionally, it will be an opportunity for academics and practitioners in the field of European and administrative law to share insights and build professional relationships.

Fee info

EUR 250: The tuition fee for this course is EUR 250.