EULEN Opening Conference for policy makers and academics
The Opening Conference of the Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN) for Policy Makers and Academics in Brussels, organized by Mira Scholten and Michiel Luchtman (Utrecht University), was held on February 19, 2020.
Prof. Alex Brenninkmeijer (Court of Auditos) moderated all roundtable discussions as the chair of the day.
The first roundtable consisted of national civil servants and academics who discussed the role of Member States in enforcing EU law. The panel consisted of Prof. Joana Abrisketa (University of Deusto), Prof. Katalin Ligeti (University of Luxembourg), Olivier Linden (National Board of Trade, Sweden), Hans Mojet (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy), Prof. Alex Türk (King’s College London) and Dr. Laura Zoboli (University of Warsaw).
The second roundtable started off with keynote speaker Peter Csonka (EU Commission). The panel reflected further on the enforcement of EU law from the perspective of EU institutions and agencies with Prof. Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk (General Court of EU), Óscar Meléndez Huelin (European Central Bank), Sophie Vuarlot-Dignac (European Securities and Markets Authority) and MEP Lara Wolters (European Parliament).
In the final roundtable, the Young Researchers Platform session focused on PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the field of EU law enforcement integration: Lisette Mustert (University of Luxembourg), Simone Rivabella (University of Luxembourg), Aart de Vries (Utrecht University) and Laura Wissink (Utrecht University).
The conference was concluded by networking drinks.
All in all, the conference offered an important opportunity for academics and policy-makers to connect to boost the discussion on the pertinent issues of EU law enforcement as well gain from each other’s knowledge to promote both research and practice of enforcement.