The Needed Balances of EU Criminal Law: Past, Present and Future

Date: 25 to 26-04-2016

Location: European Commission, Centre de Conference Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels

Languages: English

Fees: € 50

Organiser: ECLAN (IEE-ULB)

Partnership: FNRS, Queen Mary University of London, Deloitte, University of Basel, University of Luxembourg, Fond. Roi Baudoin, Fond. Wiener-Anspach, European Commission, Luxembourgish Presidency of the EU Council


Type: Conference

For the celebration of its 10th anniversary, the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) organised a special conference in Brussels (Conference Centre Albert Borschette) on April 25 and 26, 2016.

As the title suggests, “The Needed Balances of EU Criminal Law: Past, Present and Future”, both the historic evolution of EU Criminal Law and its current internal and external balances were analysed. To better tackle these issues, the conference was structured in 4 sessions. Two of those were plenary, whereas the other two were divided into two workshops. The following are the main topics:

  • The Quest for a Right Balance between the EU and the MSs and between the EU Institutions (Session 1);
  • The Quest for a Right Balance between Diversity and Unity (Session 2);
  • EU Integration, from 9/11 to Foreign Fighters: does the EU Strike the Right Balance between Security and Freedom? (Session 3);
  • Relationship and Balance between Criminal Justice Actors (Session 4).

More information is available here.

Please click here to read Ms. Jourova's introductory speech.

Please click below to watch videos of Commissioner Jourova, Belgian Minister of Justice and Luxembourgish Minister of Justice' speeches on our Youtube channel.