A Practical Guide on EU Law for Local Governments: Responding to EU Legal, Institutional and Jurisdictional Challenges

Conference Details

Date: 20 June 2024

Time: 08:45

Duration: 2 days

Location: Online

Cost: € 970 - € 1140

Organiser: ECJL - European Centre for Judges and Lawyers/EIPA Luxembourg

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Conference Description

  • Are you an official working for a municipality, region or federated entity of an EU Member State or a candidate country?
  • Would you like to learn about the position of sub-state authorities and administrations in the EU legal system and their responsibilities in the application of EU law?
  • Would you like to obtain an insight into the various forums and mechanisms permitting the intervention of these authorities in the shaping of EU policies?

By attending this highly practical course, you will acquire the practical skills required to voice and represent the interest of your local government in the process of adopting EU legal acts.

The course will also equip you with the know-how necessary to ensure their correct legal absorption and administrative application once the acts are approved, and avoid breaches of EU law which could end up to judicial prosecution.

Moreover, the course will instill in you the necessary strategies and skills to defend the interests of your local government against the EU institutions before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Finally, the course will provide you with necessary know-how to apply for EU funding.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be conducted by legal and policy experts of proven reputation who will discuss key topics, illustrated with examples and cases from litigation practice.

All sessions will be followed by Q & A allowing for the exchange of ideas, and discussions where participants will have the opportunity to share professional experiences.

Group discussions along the course will promote a high level of interactivity and provide enhanced learning opportunities.

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