Conference: The interface between EU and international law (College of Europe Bruges)


Bruges, 27-28 April 2017 
16 Verversdijk, Room VE 2.02 + 2.03

Despite their many obvious interconnections, EU and international law are all too often studied and practised in separate spheres and fora. While it is natural for either to insist on their different characteristics, and particularly for the EU to emphasize its autonomous and sui generis nature as a constitutional order of states, important insights may be lost because of this exclusionary approach, and in practical terms there is a risk of duplications, conflicts and contradictions.

The aim of this conference is to contribute to breaking through some of these barriers, and to reflect on how to ensure a smooth interaction and synergy between EU and International law, both in theory and in practice. This therefore includes a more theoretical, constitutional dimension, but also a range of substantive policy areas where EU law and international law, as well as their respective actors and organizations, work alongside each other (and not always well with each other?).

Please find here the webpage of the event. The participants will be welcomed from 10:00 and the conference will start at 10:15.

The conference is open to the public upon registration and payment of fees of €50. Registration will be closed on 19 April 2017 at 9:00.

For more information, please contact Mrs Valérie HAUSPIE.