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  • 2 September 2019
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On 2 September 2019, the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department of Leiden Law School and Review of European Administrative Law REALaw will hold a Conference on the Europeanisation of national administrative law through general principles of law: from resistance to voluntary adoption

The systems of administrative law in the EU Member States are subject to Europeanisation processes; for instance, through the transposition of EU rules into national legislation, and through the application of EU law by national courts. The influence of EU law is usually most visible in substantive administrative law, such as environmental, consumer, and economic law. However, the general administrative laws of the EU Member States are also being influenced through interaction with the European legal system.

During the conference and summer school, scholars from the EU Member States will share their knowledge of, and insights into the role that the general principles of law play in the Europeanisation of the general administrative law systems of the Member States. Where and how do these principles lead to Europeanisation? Where are the European principles smoothly absorbed into national legal systems, and where do Europeanisation processes encounter resistance? Where are European legal principles even voluntarily adopted in the national administrative legal systems?

The conference is open to everyone interested in the reception of EU law in the general administrative law of other Member States and who would like to share their experience or knowledge on the Europeanisation of their own national administrative law.

Conference leaders
Prof. mr. Willemien den Ouden
Mr. dr. Annemarie Drahmann
Mr. J.C.A. van Dam

09:00 Registration and coffee, tea 
09.30 Welcome
Willemien den Ouden, Professor of Administrative law at Leiden University
09.45 Introduction: The Europeanisation of Administrative law through general principles of law
Takis Tridimas, chair of European Law at Kings College London
10.45 Coffee, tea
11.15 The Europeanisation of the principle of legal expectations in Spain
Luis Arroyo Jiménez & Gabriel Domenech, Professors of Administrative Law at the University of Castille – La Mancha and University of Valencia
12.00 The Europeanisation of the principle of equality and non-discrimination in France
Lamprini Xenou, Lecturer at Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)
12.45 Lunch
14.00 The Europeanisation of the principle of proportionality in Sweden, Denmark and Finland
Henrik Wenander, Professor of Public Law at Lund University
14.45 The Europeanisation of the principle of effective legal protection
Sacha Prechal, judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union and Professor at Utrecht University
15.30 Coffee, tea
16.00 The Europeanisation of the principles of care and good administration 
Herwig Hofmann, Professor of European and Transnational Public Law at the University of Luxembourg
17.00 Closing remarks
Willemien den Ouden, Professor of Administrative law at Leiden University
17.15 Drinks 
Instructor
J.C.A. van Dam LLM
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Instructor
mr. dr. A. Drahmann
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Instructor
prof. mr. W. den Ouden
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Speaker
prof. dr. L. Arroyo Jiménez
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prof. dr. G. Domenech
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Prof. H. Hofmann
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prof. mr. S. Prechal
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Prof. T. Tridimas
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Prof. H. Wenander
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mr. L. Xenou
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Oude Sterrewacht

Sterrenwachtlaan 11, 2311 GW LEIDEN


Leiden University, Faculty of Law, The Netherlands
Old Observatory, Sterrenwachtlaan 11, Leiden

€ 50,= for participants (including lunch, coffee, tea and drinks)