Summer School “The EU Area of Criminal Justice”

The ECLAN Summer School on “The EU Area of Criminal Justice” takes place every year in Brussels (Institute for European Studies - ULB).

The next edition will take place from 3 July to 7 July 2023.

Check the Programme out!

Registrations to the Summer School 2023 are now CLOSED

Audience and Objectives

The Summer School is specifically designed for practitioners, being lawyers, EU or national civil servants working in criminal matters, as well as researchers and students interested in the EU area of criminal justice.

The objective of the Summer School is to provide participants with an extensive knowledge of EU criminal law. The classes are both theoretical and practical. They are taught by academics, national experts or European officials who deal with these issues on a daily basis.

When and Where

The next edition of the Summer School will take place between 3 July and 7 July 2023.

Attendance will be possible in person in Brussels, or online.

Course Description

After 18 editions and a few years of Covid-related disruptions, the Eclan Summer School is back with its in-person classes and a renewed programme.

Get ready to join us!

This year's Summer School will be centered on the wider and ever-increasing role of EU actors in criminal law, analysed from different angles in order to provide a well-rounded understanding of the complexities of this evolving field.

To this purpose, we have selected a number of most topical issues which will be addressed by several speakers per panel, thereby combining various complementary perspectives and allowing for more in-depth discussions.

Also the typical evening conference will be devoted to a new, pressing issue attracting unprecedented developments in EU criminal law: the role of EU actors in the fight against core international crimes.

You can submit your application via email at, by using a clear subject (e.g. "Summer School 2023 - application") and by attaching a CV.

Evening Conference

Please note that the Evening Conference is open to the public and attendance is not subject to any fee.

Register HERE:


Students and PhD candidates: 400 €

Other participants: 650 €

(the fee does not cover travel and accommodation costs)


Upon request, and subject to evaluation of the Organising Committee, the fees of students and PhD candidates may be reduced by 50%.

The request for grant shall be made explicitly in the application email, and shall be accompanied by a motivation letter demonstrating strong interest in the Summer School programme.


The lectures are held in English, and all participants receive a certificate of attendance.

For those interested in acquiring 3 ECTS, a final examination is necessary (and it is usually organised at the end of the week). Lawyers may obtain 34 points (7 points/day from Monday to Thursday and 6 points for Friday) from the OBFG (Ordre des Barreaux Francophones et Germanophone de Belgique).

The Programme is OUT now!

While we don't have all the details yet, we can assure you that, with top experts in the field, you will have the opportunity to engage in high-level training and lively debates on key issues.

So check the programme and stay tuned for more updates!

Interested in hearing more, we invite you to watch this short video with testimonies from former participants !

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