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 Université Libre de Bruxelles (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 2018-2019 edition of the ECLAN PhD seminar was held at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg on January 24-25, 2019. The final programme can be found below.

The 1st of November 2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty of Maastricht, which conferred on the EU its first express, albeit limited, competences in the field of criminal justice. This year’s seminar will therefore represent an opportunity to reflect on the development of EU criminal law over the last quarter-century and to discuss the challenges ahead. Any subject related to EU criminal law are welcomed.

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. The next edition of the PhD seminar will take place in 2020, and further information will be available in due course.

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