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A Practical Guide to EU Law Approximation


23 Sep 2021 to 24 Sep 2021




Justice & Home Affairs

Event Description

The new European Commission has reiterated the importance of better policy making and implementation in the EU. It has gone as far as to link the Member States’ full and timely implementation of EU policies and law with benefitting from the Covid recovery packages.

The national administrations are therefore under pressure to ensure the timely and (cost) effective implementation of EU legislation. To support these efforts, this practice oriented workshop answers such questions as

“Do all EU legal acts need to be transposed into national law? How do I do it?”

“What are the “implementing measures” that the Member States must determine and adopt?”

“How to avoid gold plating as well as overlap or conflict with other national legislation, while implementing EU laws?

“How do we combine EU and national interests and priorities when implementing EU law at the national level?”

Knowledge and competencies in aspects like these are critical to ensure that you implement an EU directive or regulation at the national level in a correct, timely, effective, and cost-efficient way.

This 2-day workshop provides a comprehensive and practical guide covering all steps of the EU law approximation process, from the adoption of the EU legislative act, to its implementation and notification, and finally, to the possible consequences of late, wrong or non-implementation.

Course methodology/highlights:

This two-day workshop is very practice-oriented and uses a unique mix of short presentations, case studies, group work, simulations, and discussions.

Two weeks prior to the workshop, we will send you a questionnaire inviting you to indicate the extent of your association with law approximation. You will also have the possibility to mention specific questions about the approximation process that you would like the course to address.