12th Jean Monner Seminar - 2014












12th Jean Monnet Seminar

Legal Profession Before and After Accession

13th - 18th April 2014, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik


General information about the Jean Monnet Seminar

The Jean Monnet Seminar is organized by the Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law, University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law, within the framework of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. The seminar entails two parts - lectures by prominent EU law professors or members of the Court of Justice (morning sessions); and research presentations by PhD candidates and junior academics (afternoon sessions). It offers an oportunity for learning and discussing new research.


Each year the seminar covers a different broad theme, and this year the seminar will deal with challenges facing the legal profession as a consequence of EU accession. It will discuss the changing role of advocates and judges faced with the changing legal environment, as well as the emerging needs for their lifelong education. The aim is to discuss necessary adjustments for proper application of EU law, detect problems and suggest practical solutions to judges and advocates how to deal with the new legal issues. The aim is also to detect necessary changes in education for legal profession.


Participating faculty:

Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston, Court of Justice of the EU

Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, Court of Justice of the EU

Judge Zdeněk Kühn, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic

Prof. Tamara Ćapeta, Head of Croatian Translation Unit, Court of Justice of the EU

Audrone Strimaityte, Court of Justice of the EU, DG Translation

Prof. Donald Regan, University of Michigan

Prof. Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris

Prof. Piet Eeckhout, University College London

Dr. Adam Lazowski, University of Westminster

Prof. Sigmar Stadlmeier, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz

Prof. Derrick Wyatt, University of Oxford

Dr. Snježana Vasiljević, University of Zagreb


The Seminar is aimed at:

- doctoral students and researchers

- members of the judiciary

junior public servants

- undergraduate and graduate students of law


Call for papers:

The organisers will be happy to welcome researchers interested in presenting a paper dealing with any aspect of the seminar topic, as well as graduate students of law, doctoral students, researchers, junior public servants and members of judiciary interested in participating. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 15 January 2014 and accepted candidates will be eligible to publish their papers in the Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy (CYELP). For those interested in participating without a paper we recommend registering as soon as possible since the number of places is limited. 



  • All authors of accepted papers will receive  grants covering travel expenses up to 500 € and lodging with breakfast. 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 eligible for IUC grants (see below). Such applicants should submit the grant application form and submit it to the IUC directly. Application form for scholarship can be downloaded here.
  • Croatian applicants can apply for a grant of the Croatian Ministry of Science. They should apply directly to the Ministry.



  • submission of papers: 31 March 2014
  • submission of papers for publication in CYELP: 7 June 2014



Please note that the e-mail address for communication including sending abstracts, papers and motivation letters is ejpkatedra@gmail.com. 


Please send papers for publication to cyelp@pravo.hr.


In all the correspondence please send a Cc: to Mr Filip Kuhta at filipkuhta@yahoo.com





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