6th Young European Law Scholars Conference - YELS Conference
‘The Future of EU Fundamental Rights'
Registration for the 6th YELS conference is now open!
The 6th Young European Law Scholars Conference (YELS) will take place in Maastricht on 1 and 2 June 2023. It aims to critically reflect on the EU’s role as a fundamental rights actor and the future of EU fundamental rights more broadly. The conference will start with a keynote address by Prof. Elise Muir (KU Leuven) before continuing with speaker presentations. Speakers will be divided into 4 thematic panels based on research topics, and will receive individualised feedback on their presentations from expert commentators. The selected topics include:
- the role of national and European courts in fundamental rights’ protection;
- actors and sources of EU fundamental rights law;
- key concepts of EU fundamental rights law, including the essence of fundamental rights and ‘positive obligations’;
- the role and position of social rights in EU law.
The conference will offer ample opportunity to engage in informal in-person discussions with young European law scholars as well as more senior experts on various European fundamental rights issues.
The conference is only in-person, there are no online or hybrid alternatives. The participation fee is €10 for external (non-UM) participants, and it includes coffee and snacks on both days as well as lunch on the second day.
Thursday 1 June
|13.30 - 14.00||Coffee & Registration|
|14.00 - 14.10||Welcome and introduction from the organisers|
|14.10 - 15.00||Opening keynote
Elise Muir (KU Leuven): 'Triangulating EU fundamental rights law'
|15.00 - 16.30||
Panel I - Concepts of EU Fundamental Rights Law
Chair: Marijn van der Sluis
|16.30 - 17.00||Coffee break|
|17.00 - 18.30||
Panel II - The Role and Position of European Courts in EU
Chair: Mariolina Eliantonio
|19.30||Dinner (for speakers, chairs and commentators)|
Friday 2 June
|09.00 - 11.00|| Panel III - Actors and Sources in EU Fundamental Rights Protection
Valerie Albus (EUI)
Can Online Service Providers be the guardians of fundamental rights in the
EU's Area of Criminal Justice?
Ilaria Gambardella (KU Leuven):
EU governance through funding: what consequences for the scope of
EU fundamental rights?
Jaka Kukavica (EUI & University of Ljubljana):
Constitutional traditions common to the Member States: a story of genesis
and normative transformations
Maxime Tecqmenne (University of Liège):
Judicial lawmaking in disguise? The role of the explanations relating to
the Charter in the interpretation of fundamental social rights
Chair: Ellen Vos
Commentator: Leonard Besselink (University of Amsterdam)
|11.00 - 11.30||Coffee break|
|11.30 - 13.00||
Panel IV - Social Rights in the EU Fundamental Rights' System
|13.00 - 13.15||Closing from the organisers|
|13.15 - 14.00||Lunch (for all participants)|
The Conference conveners are: Šejla Imamović, Matteo Bonelli, Elin Börjedal and Eleonora Di Franco (Maastricht University).
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