Call for papers: BREXIT 15 months on – Belfast

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TREUP stages a day conference on 23 September 2017 as part of a partnership with Warsaw University Faculty of Law & Adminstration and Queen’s University Belfast School of Law. The idea is to offer a forum for socio-legal perspectives on the substantive changes that the withdrawal of a member state demand of the European Union and the UK. The call for papers can be downloaded here: call for papers – BREXIT 15 months on – QUB Belfast

Escaping the ECJ’s jurisdiction by EUXIT?

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Escaping the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is not just one of the goals professed in the White Paper on exiting the EU – it most likely qualifies as one of the Prime Minister’s red lines for any so-called “Brexit Deal”, next to free movement. After all, Court of Justice found some flag ship policies devised under Theresa May as Home Secretary to be incompatible with EU law, lastly -on 21 December 2016 – the Data Retention Regulations, also dubbed “Snoopers’ Charta”. But just how realistic is it to achieve this aim?

In a new CETLS / TREUP occasional paper Professor Dagmar Schiek analyses the extent to which the EU’s association agreements, in particular with states within its neighbourhood, and the new generation of its global trade agreements inaugurated with the Canadian EU Trade Agreement (CETA) allow the UK to avoid the jurisdiction of the Court. She concludes that the chances of the UK to escape the ECJ’s jurisdiction are very slim if the future relationship allows access to the Internal Market.

Call for Papers – Innovative Approaches to Ecological Sustainability in the European Union

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This TREUP research workshop will take place on 3rd May 2017 at Queen’s University Belfast. It offers an opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary exchange on the development of innovative approaches that promote the achievement of ecological sustainability within the EU polity. The call for papers can be viewed here. Deadline of submission of abstracts: 24 March 2017


‘Café Europa’, Roundtable on the Future of European Studies

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When: 2 March 2017, 1-2 pm

Where: Main Site, Room 0G/09


In the next session of ‘Café Europa’, a roundtable of academics teaching and/or researching in  European/EU Studies across QUB will discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by ‘Brexit’ for the future of this field of study in the UK and, more particularly, at QUB. All Welcome.