PhD Seminar

The ECLAN PhD seminar provides a friendly environment in which research students can develop contacts with academics and other researchers in the field and gain experience in presenting their research. Candidates present a topic of their choice (e.g., their envisaged PhD topic, a chapter of their PhD, a recent paper, etc.) before a panel of outstanding professors of EU criminal law, members of ECLAN. They then receive comments, feedback and suggestions.

Since 2010, ECLAN has organised PhD seminars in different universities across the EU. So far, PhD seminars have taken place at the ULB (2010), the University of Luxembourg (2011), the University of Bayonne (2013), the Queen Mary University (2014), the University of Copenhaguen (2015), the University of Vienna (2016), and lastly at the University of Basel (2017).

The 2018 edition of the ECLAN PhD Seminar will be held at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg on October 25‐26, 2018. Registrations are now open. Please find below the call for papers. The deadline for submission has been fixed on 5th September 2018.

Any subject related to EU criminal law are welcomed.This year’s seminar is specifically dedicated to the external dimension of the Area of Freedom, Security and justice and its impact on criminal justice systems. Although the external dimension of the EU’s criminal justice area is increasingly important in practice, it is under-researched by scholarship. Especially in a digitalised and globalised world where it is difficult to localise crime and where national or European criminal policy choices may have considerable outside impact, international cooperation with third countries and transatlantic relations are rapidly gaining in importance.

The PhD seminars aim at PhD candidates currently working in the field of EU criminal justice and holding a degree in law, political science or international studies.

Some pictures and the programmes of the past editions are also available below.

Irene Wieczorek , PhD researcher, describes her experience of the PhD Seminar :

Participating to the ECLAN PhD seminars has meant to me much more than simply presenting my research and getting useful feedbacks. I felt I was progressively becoming part of a scientific community, of young and senior researchers sharing the same interest and passion for European Criminal Law. I created personal bonds and true friendships, which have stayed with me through out all my PhD, and have enriched me personally and intellectually. The debates did not stop at the presentations during the day, but continued throughout dinners and sightseeing moments. Every time it felt like a 2 days of non-stop intellectual interactions, which all the time resulted in true advancement for my research. I would recommend to anyone working in this field to join the ECLAN PhD seminar, as it is really a unique opportunity.

Professor Board in Bayonne
Leandro Mancano and prof. Pedro Caeiro
Stijn Lamberigts and prof. Rosaria Sicurella
group picture in Copenhagen