• Start date:
  • 12 May 2021
  • Duration:
  • 1 day
  • Legal area:
  • Course:
  • Congress

Following a by-now good tradition, the FIDE 2021 Congress in the Netherlands features a Young FIDE Seminar (previously the PhD-Seminar). In contrast to the main congress, which was moved to 3 to 6 November 2021, the Young FIDE Seminar takes place on 12 May 2021 in a modified online format. This online event is hosted by Leiden University. During the Young FIDE Seminar young researchers and practitioners can share their own contributions on one of the three FIDE main topics. Attendance during the online seminar is open to all young EU scholars (researchers and graduate students) and practitioners, independent of participation in the main FIDE 2021 Congress. During the Young FIDE Seminar, selected papers on the three FIDE topics will be presented by the authors and discussed by expert panels in three parallel sessions. We are looking forward to an intense and constructive exchange of arguments and ideas during the Young FIDE Seminar.

Attendance of the online Young FIDE Seminar is free of charge. For participants of this seminar who wish to attend the FIDE 2021 Congress – projected to take place from 3 to 6 November 2021 – there is a reduced fee of 350 EUR (early registration) or 400 EUR (late registration) available. Please note, however, participation during the Young FIDE Seminar does not require participation during the main FIDE Congress.

Please note as well that registration to the online event is required in order to receive access to the Young FIDE Seminar.

For all inquiries regarding the Young FIDE Seminar, please contact youngfide@fide2020.eu.

Programme Young FIDE Seminar – Online Event


(12 May 2021 from 9:45 to 13:00)



9:45-10:00                  Connecting and registration


10:00-10:10                 Welcome and introduction into the programme by Jorrit Rijpma (Professor at Leiden University, Scientific Programme Officer of FIDE 2021) and Joanne van der Leun (Dean of Leiden Law school)


10:10-10:40                 Opening Speech by Sacha Prechal (Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union)


10:40-10:50                 Virtual coffee and tea break


10:50-12:15                 Parallel sessions on the three FIDE topics


Parallel session 1: National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law – the pivotal role of national courts in the EU legal order


Parallel session 2: Topic 2: Data Protection – setting global standards for the right to personal data protection


Parallel session 3: EU Competition Law and the Digital Economy – protecting free and fair competition in an age of technological (r)evolution


12:15-12:25                 Virtual coffee and tea break


12:25-13:00                 Closing session in plenary chaired by Corinna Wissels (Member of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Dutch Council of State; President of FIDE 2021

prof. dr. A Prechal
Jorrit Rijpma
prof. dr. J.J. Rijpma
mr. C.M. Wissels

This event will take place online

Participation during the Young FIDE Seminar is free of charge.