Integration or Disintegration? The Future of European Law & Policy

Thursday 28 June (09:00) - Friday 29 June 2012 (17:00)
Now is the winter of our discontent
  • Third Conference on European Law & Policy in Context
  • Institute of European Law, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 

Opening session: ‘Surviving the Financial Crisis: Integration or Disintegration?’ 

  • Thursday 28 June 2012, 11am – 1pm, Birmingham Law School, Lecture Theatre 1

Opening remarks: Professor Martin Trybus, Director of the Institute of European Law (University of Birmingham)

Keynote address: Professor Alan Dashwood (University of Cambridge)

  • Professor Fabian Amtenbrink (Erasmus University Rotterdam), “Constitutional failings of the reform of European economic governance«
  • Dr. Fernando Losada (University of Helsinki), “Institutional experimentalism in EMU and national constitutions”
  • Dr. Aris Georgopoulos (University of Nottingham), "A letter from Greece: EU demo(i)cracy in times of technocractic challenges and financial crisis?"


  • Thursday 28 June 2012, 2-3.30pm and 4-5.30pm
  • Friday 29 June 2012, 9.30-11am and 11.30 am to 1pm

85 papers delivered in 20 workshops on the following topics:

  • The Euro Zone crisis
  • Law making in the EU
  • Russia and the EU
  • EU asylum and immigration law
  • The EU and the Council of Europe
  • National identity and EU membership
  • Supremacy of EU law
  • Africa and the EU
  • Equality and non-discrimination
  • EU competition law
  • Multilevel relations in the EU
  • Institutions and relations in the EU
  • The EU and defence
  • Social rights in the EU
  • The EU internal market
  • Innovative thinking in the EU
  • Theory
  • The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
  • Consumer protection in the EU
  • EU social policy

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