26 Jun 28 Jun

CLEER Summer School 2023

CLEER and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut present their 8th summer school in EU External Relations Law, from 26 to 28 June 2023 ONLINE.



The programme will comprise interactive lectures delivered by renowned academic experts and discussion led by experienced practitioners. All lectures will be held in English. 

Admission requirements:

  • Students, civil servants or practitioners with an academic background or practical experience in law, political science or international relations.
  • Please register by clicking on the green REGISTRATION button. 
  • scholarships are available for students, waiving the tuition fee which will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. If you apply for a scholarship don't register but please provide a statement of interest, explanation and CV with your application before June 9 and send it by email to: elke.hundhausen@maastrichtuniversity.nl. You will be informed by Tuesday, 13 June.

Tuition fee for online participation:

  •  60 EUR for students (including lecture material and certificate of attendance)
  •  180 EUR for practitioners (including lecture material and certificate of attendance)


  Monday 26 June: The fundamentals of  EU External Relations Law

Opening & Introduction by Eva Kassoti (CLEER board)


Key note Strategic autonomy in EU external relations law by Frank Hoffmeister

10.45 Break
11.30 The legal framework of EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies: the case of Ukraine by Peter Van Elsuwege

The EU’s external energy security by Max Baumgart

13.30 End of day 1
  Tuesday 27 June: EU external relations: Fundamental Issues
09.15 EU external competences by Andrea Ott
10.15 Break
10.30 The law and practice of mixed agreements by Merijn Chamon
11.30 Break
12.30 The normalisation of the CFSP by Ramses Wessel
13.30 The Energy Charter Treaty: An EU law perspective by Christina Eckes
14.30 End of day 2
  Wednesday 28 June: EU external relations: An institutional perspective

Role of the EEAS in EU external relations by Lóránt Havas

10.15 Break
10.30 Recent developments in EU external relations, Council and Commission perspectives by Antonios Antoniadis and André Bouquet
12.00 Break

The European Parliament in EU external relations  by Anders Neergaard

14.00 Break
14.45 Key note by Tamara Perišin: Global Effects of EU Law as Witnessed Through Actions Brought by Individual Applicants
15.45 End of day 3



  • Dr Antonios Antoniadis is member of the legal service of the Council, Brussels.
  • Dr Max Baumgart is Assistant Professor in Law, Tilburg University.
  • André Bouquet is member of the legal service, European Commission, Brusssels.
  • Dr Merijn Chamon, is post-doc researcher at the Ghent European Law Institute.
  • Prof. Christina Eckes is professor of EU law at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Governing Board of CLEER.
  • Lóránt Havas is Deputy Head of Unit in the Legal Department of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels.
  • Prof. Frank Hoffmeister is Director for General Affairs and the Chief Legal Officer at European External Action Services (EEAS) and Professor of International Economic Law in the LLM in International and European Law programme of the Brussels School of Governance.
  • Dr Eva Kassoti is a Senior Researcher in International and EU Law and academic coordinator of CLEER, at the TMC Asser Institute, the Hague.
  • Anders Neergaard is Head of Unit in the Legal Service of the European Parliament.
  • Prof. Andrea Ott is professor of EU External Relations Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU law at Maastricht University. She is member of the Governing Board of CLEER.
  • Prof. Tamara Perišin, judge at the General Court of European Union, Luxembourg.
  • Prof. Peter Van Elsuwege is professor of EU law at Ghent University, and member of the governing board of CLEER.
  • Prof. Ramses A. Wessel is professor of European Law at the University of Groningen, and member of the Governing Board of CLEER.

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