Jean Monnet Seminar - Advanced Issues of European Law


7th session

April 19-26, 2009


Boundaries of EU Law

After the Lisbon Treaty


Venue: IUC Dubrovnik

 Organizer: Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law



The Seminar is aimed for:

  • undergraduate and graduate students of law
  • doctoral students and researchers
  • junior public servants

A limited number of travel and subsistance grants will be offered to participants presenting a research paper. Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words) is January 15, 2009. Selected candidates will be invited to submitt the paper in Dubrovnik. Deserving contributions will be published in the Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy.

Paper proposals should be sent by e-mail to the following address:



  • submission of paper proposals: January 15, 2009
  • submission of papers: April 10, 2009
  • submission of final papers for publication: June 1, 2009
  • registration (without paper - limited number of places): please send a motivation letter



  • Authors of accepted papers will receive  grants covering reasonable travel expenses and lodging with breakfast for 4 days. There is no need to submit any additional grant applications.
  • A limited number of grants is availible for advanced students and young professionals (participants without paper).
  • Applicants from non-EU European states who want to take part at the conference (without paper) may be elegible for IUC grants (see below). Such applicants should submitt the grant application form and submitt it to the IUC directly. Application form for scholarship can be downloaded here.


Indicative time-table:


Sunday, April 19

17.30 Opening by Prof. Siniša Rodin

17.45 Keynote lecture by AG Miguel Poiares Maduro,

19.00  Refreshments

Monday, April 20

9.10 - 10.50: lecture AG Miguel Poiares Maduro

11.10 - 13.00: lecture: Prof. Marise Cremona

13.00 - 15.00 lunch break

15.00 - 18.00 research presentations  Birgit Rumersdorfer, Andres Delgado and Julia Schmidt

Tuesday, April 21

9.10 - 10.50: lecture Prof. Jo Shaw,

11.10 - 13.00: lecture Prof. Zdenek Kuhn

13.00 - 15.00 lunch break

15.00 - 18.00 research presentations Jan Willem van Rossem, Isidora Maletić and Maartje Verhoeven  

Wednesday, April 22

9.10 - 10.50 lecture: Prof. Sigmar Stadlmeier

11.10 - 13.00 lecture: Prof. Don Regan 

13.00 out-of-town excursion to Mali Ston or guided tour of Dubrovnik

Thursday, April 23

9.10 - 13.00 Panel discussion on the Lisbon Treaty moderated by Dr. Steven Blockmans

13.00 - 15.00 lunch break

15.00 - 18.00 Research presentations Lehte Roots, Jana Bambič and Bart van Vooren  

Friday, April 24

9.10 - 10.50: lecture Prof. Derrick Wyatt

11.10 - 13.00: lecture Prof. Adam Lazowski

13.00 - 15.00 lunch break

15.00 - 18.00 research presentations , Maria Luisa Sanchez Barrueco and Jorrit Rijpma

Saturday, April 25

9.10 - 10.50 lecture: AG Eleanor Sharpston

11.10 - 13.00: panel discussion on the ECJ jurisdiction moderated by Dr, Alicia Hinarejos

13.00 - 15.00 lunch break

15.00 - 18.00 research presentation  Barbara Havelkova and Garth Hall

Sunday, April 26 departures


There will be four 50 min. morning classes and 2 afternoon research presentations every day. Exceptionally, Wednesday afternoon is reserved for excursion and Thursday afternoon for a panel discussion on the Lisbon Treaty.


Participating Faculty

  • Miguel Poiares Maduro, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
  • Sigmar Stadlmeier, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  • Zdenek Kühn, Charles University Praha
  • Don Regan, University of Michigan
  • Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh
  • Siniša Rodin, University of Zagreb
  • Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb
  • Steven Blockmans, Asser Institute, den Haag
  • Adam Lazowski, Westminster University, London
  • Iris Goldner, University of Zagreb
  • Tamara Perišin, University of Zagreb
  • Derrick Wyat, Oxford University
  • Marise Cremona, European University institute
  • Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
  • Alicia Hinarejos, Oxford University


Research presentations:

[links to working papers will be added approximately 10 days in advance of the presentation]


M.J.M. (Maartje) Verhoeven: The ‘Costanzo obligation’ of national administrative authorities in the national legal systems of the Member States

M.J.M. (Maartje) Verhoeven LL M  has studied both European law and constitutional & administrative law at Utrecht University from 2000 until 2005. Since September 2006 she is conducting a PhD research at the 'Europa Instituut' of Utrecht University. The research project has the working title 'The obligations of national administrative authorities in relation to national law which is incompatible with EC law' and includes a comparison of the effects in the Dutch, German and French legal order. The project is supervised by prof. S. Prechal and prof. R.J.G.M. Widdershoven.

Maria Luisa Sánchez Barrueco: A Cross-Pillar Case-Study: The Search for a Consistent European Response to Piracy off the Somalian Coast

Maria Luisa Sánchez Barrueco (Bilbao, 1971) works as a researcher and professor at the Institute for European Studies of the University of Deusto (Spain). She is also a visiting lecturer at the Carlos III University of Madrid. She holds MA degrees in European Law, Politics and Public Administration from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the College of Europe of Bruges (Belgium), and a PhD in European Law from the University of Deusto (Spain).

Birgit Rumersdorfer: Financial Crisis - A Challenge for the European Union

Mag. Dr. Birgit Rumersdorfer was staff member of the administrative department of the postgraduate European Studies offered by the Johannes Kepler University of Linz as well as project assistant within the framework of Prof. Dr. Sigmar Stadlmeier´s ad personam Jean Monnet chair. Since 2005 she is scientific research and teaching assistant at the departments of Public International Law and European Law at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz

Jorrit Rijpma: Boundaries of EU Law after the Lisbon Treaty

Jorrit Rijpma graduated from the European Law School in Maastricht and the College of Europe in Bruges. He is currently finishing his PhD thesis on the management of the external borders of the European Union at the Law department of the European University Institute in Florence. As part of his research he has done an internship at the European border agency, FRONTEX in Warsaw.  He has published on case law of the ECJ in the CMLRev and given various papers of migration and border management.

Barbara Havelková: Competences of the Union and Gender Equality - a comparative look at the EU and the US

Barbara Havelková (Mgr. 2004, JUDr. 2005 - Charles University in Prague; LL.M. 2008 – Master of European Integration, Europa-Institut, Saarland University) is an MSt. candidate at University of Oxford, Exeter College. She trained at the Legal Service of the European Commission and in the Chambers of AG Poiares Maduro at the ECJ. She has been a visiting student/researcher at several law schools, including Università di Siena, Zagreb University, Harvard University and University of Michigan. She teaches an introductory course “Gender and Law” at the Charles University Faculty of Humanities and collaborates with various NGOs in the Czech Republic on monitoring and advocacy projects in the area of gender equality. She specialises in European law, labour and social law and gender legal studies.

Julia Schmidt: Common foreign and security policy and European security and defence policy after the Lisbon Treaty – Old problems solved?

Julia Schmidtstudied law in Mannheim, Germany, before being awarded with an LL.M. in European Legal Studies at the University of Glasgow. After completing a legal traineeship in Heidelberg, Germany and passing the Second State Examination in Law, she started a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law in November 2007. Her research focuses on the European Union and military interventions.

Andrés Delgado Casteleiro:Mapping Mixity: the EC and the Dispute Settlement System of the Energy Charter Treaty

Andrés Delgado Casteleiro is currently a Doctoral researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Italy). Before joining the EUI, he was a researcher at the Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado de Investigación sobre Paz, Seguridad y Defensa (UNED), Madrid (Spain). He holds a Law degree with a specialization in European Law form the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and has been a trainee in the European Commission Legal Service (External Relations Team). His current research focuses on the international responsibility of the European Union.

Jana Bambič: The EC/EU Competence in Criminal Matters Before and After the Lisbon Treaty in Order to Ensure Effectiveness of the EC/EU Policies

Jana Bambič holds the MJur degree in European and Comparative law (2000) and the MPhil degree (2002) both from the University of Oxford, and is currently a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford, where she is researching “The European Community Legislative Competence under Article 95 of the Treaty”. In parallel, she has been working as a JHA Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU since 2007 and was actively involved in the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia of the EU Council in the first half of 2008. Previous employment: Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia (Senior Advisor); University of Southampton (part-time Law Tutor); Office for Legislation of the Government of Slovenia, Department for the European Union (Assistant to Mr. Prek- currently Judge at the Court of First Instance).

Jan Willem van Rossem: A Sovereign Legal Order? Constitutional Repercussions of the Kadi-judgment

Jan Willem van Rossem LL.M. (Rotterdam, 1979) has studied law at the University of Groningen, where he graduated in 2005 specializing in public law. Since January 2007, he is conducting a PhD research at the International and Constitutional Law Department of that same University. His research focuses on the foundations of the European legal order by applying an external perspective. It is part of a broader project on the question of sovereignty and the EU.

Bart Van Vooren: The Legacy of the Pillars in EU External Relations post-Lisbon: A CFSP without objectives?

Bart Van Vooren is a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. His research concerns legal-institutional questions pertaining to the European Neighbourhood Policy as a framework for coherent external action of the EU, EC and the Member States.  Before commencing his PhD, he worked towards his MA in European and International law at Ghent University (2005), and subsequently received an LLM in 'international legal studies' from New York University with the support of a BAEF fellowship (2006). While in New York he also interned at the Belgian Permanent Representation to the United Nations.

Isidora Maletić: The boundaries of the Internal Market after the Lisbon Treaty - A closer look at Article 95 EC

Isidora Maletić (King’s College London) graduated from Cambridge University and completed an LLM at King’s College London, where she is currently finishing her PhD. Isidora has taught European Union Law at a number of universities and is the author of various publications in this field.  Her research interests include substantive and constitutional aspects of European Union Law, Private International Law, and Comparative Law.

Lehte Roots: The impact of Lisbon Treaty on the development of EU immigration legislation

Lehte Roots is the PhD researcher in European University Institute, Member of the Board of Estonian Refugee Council and Project Assistant in the UCITAC project at RSCAS in EUI. Her field of study is the EU immigration legislation and policy. She has a Master of Public Administration from Potsdam University and B.A. from Concordia University. Before EUI she held a Chair of EU Institutions and Law in Estonian Public Service Academy and was giving lectures on EU institutions and law, migration law, project management. She participated in the Erasmus Exchange of professors in Kiel Fachhochschule in Germany. She used to be a practicing lawyer litigating on behalf of asylum seekers in Estonia and has participated in various projects related to asylum and immigration implementation  and written reports for EU Commission and EU Parliament within the Odysseus Academic Network and European Citizens Action Service (ECAS).

Garth Hall: Exploring the boundaries of State liability – a recent view from the EFTA Court

Garth “Dharm” Hall is the Lawyer-Linguist at the EFTA Court in Luxembourg . A member of the Maryland bar, Dharm received his JD with specialization in International/Comparative Law at Catholic University in Washington , DC . He holds an MA degree in Linguistics from University of Colorado and has degrees in Eskimology from the University of Copenhagen and Language Teaching from the University of Alaska .



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