17 okt 2016

Applying EU law to higher education policy

The purpose of this seminar is to inquire in a broad sense into the implications and prospects of applying EU law to the particularly sensitive policy area of higher education, as well as to the specific situation of Union citizens crossing borders in search of education. In that context, the speakers seek to address recent developments, comment on the interaction between different  policy levels in this area, or discuss underlying tensions, such as the question whether the application of internal market principles is capable of frustrating the achievement of higher education objectives or whether the Court of Justice has managed to find a satisfactory balance between promoting the rights of free moving students and protecting national higher education systems.

Provisional Programme

12.30 – 13.30 Arrival & Welcome
13.30 – 13.40 Opening Prof. Dr. Hildegard Schneider
Session I
Chair: Prof. Dr. Hildegard Schneider, dean of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University
13.40 – 14.00 F. de Witte, ‘Beyond free movement: welfare models and higher education’
14.00 – 14.20 S. Garben, ‘The Europeanisation of higher education – Harmonization and/or economisation by stealth?’
14.20 – 14.40 W. Devroe, ‘EU Competition law and Higher Education’
14.40 – 15.10 Discussion
15.10 – 15.40  Break
Session II
Chair: Prof. Dr. Bruno de Witte, Professor of European Union law at Maastricht University, and part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute
15.40 – 16.00 A-P van der Mei,  ‘Export of student financial aid: free movement of workers or free movement of students?’
16.00 – 16.20 A. Hoogenboom, 'Student mobility as the fifth freedom: Case C-233/14, Commission v The Netherlands'
16.20 – 16.40 H. Schneider and L. Kortese, (title to be confirmed)
16.40 – 17.10  Discussion
17.10 – 17.20 Closing Comments