14th Jean Monnet Seminar "Rethinking EU Competences"



14th Jean Monnet Seminar

"Rethinking EU Competences"

17th-23rd April 2016,

Inter University Center, Dubrovnik

The 14th session of the Dubrovnik Seminar will focus on the general topic 'Rethinking EU Competences'. 

Paper proposals may cover a variety of areas of EU law, such as further deepening of economic or social integration in the EU, environmental policy and climate change mitigation, immigration policy or migration crisis, etc. Papers should focus on examining the balance of powers and division of competences between the EU and the Member States in the respective areas of law.

The event entails two parts - lectures by prominent EU law professors and members of the EU Court of Justice and research presentations by PhD candidates and junior academics.

Organisers welcome researchers interested in presenting a paper dealing with the topic of the Seminar.

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a paper proposal and a CV. Accepted candidates will be invited to publish their papers in the Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy.



submission of paper proposals (500 words max) and CVs: 31 January 2016

submission of papers by selected candidates: 10 April 2016

submission of papers for publication in CYELP: 1 June 2016



All authors of accepted papers are awarded a travel grant and covered accommodation. There is no need to submit any additional grant applications.


                                                           Participating faculty

Monica Claes, Maastricht University

Marise Cremona, European University Institute

Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb

Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb

Stefan Griller, University of Salzburg

Zdenek Kühn, judge at the High Administrative Court, Czech Republic and Charles University

Adam Łazowski, University of Westminster

Tamara Perišin, University of Zagreb

Donald Regan, University of Michigan

Siniša Rodin, Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union (tbc)

Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union

Derrick Wyatt, University of Oxford


Selected researchers

Ana Bobić, University of Oxford

Samuel Dahan, Cornell University Law School

Caroline Devaux, College of Europe

Dunja Duić, University of Osijek

Sam Koplewicz, Harvard Law School

Lea Pogarčić Mataija, University of Leuven

Clara Rauchegger, University of Cambridge

Leonie Reins, University of Leuven

Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, University of Liège

Marinus Van Den Brink, European University Institute

Josephine Van Zeben, University of Oxford

Vilija Velyvyte, University of Oxford

Jan Zglinski, European University Institute

Paper proposals may be downloaded here.


The Seminar is aimed at

university students of all levels


legal practitioners

judges and public-servants


members of civil society (NGO representatives)



For submission of paper proposals and CVs, please contact us at: JMSeminar.Dubrovnik2016@gmail.com

For all other correspondence or additional information about the Dubrovnik seminar, please send an e-mail to nika.bacic@pravo.hr

The Dubrovnik Seminar is organized by the EU Law Department of the Zagreb Faculty of Law and financed as a Jean Monnet Project through the Erasmus + programme


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