2 December 2020 - Junior Researchers Present (part 2)

Three newest researchers present their research project for the coming years: Alberto Nicotina (supervisor prof. Patricia Popelier), Devanshi Saxena (supervisor prof. Esther van Zimmeren), and Ellen Vandennieuwenhuysen (supervisor prof. Dirk Vanheule).

Time: 12:00-14:00.

Venue: online.

26 November 2020 - Work in Progress: ZAP Presents

The following academic staff presented their research in progress: prof. Jan Velaers and prof. Herwig Verschueren.

Time: 12:30-14:00.

Venue: online.

12 November 2020 -  “Judicial Reputation and Judicial Independence”

Two researchers, Šimon Drugda (University of Copenhagen) and dr. Federica Baldan (University of Antwerp) presented their research.

Time: 11:30-13:00. 

Venue: online.  

23 October 2020 - Establishing a good research methodology

Dr. Maja Sahadžić presented how to develop a methodological approach in qualitative and empirical research. 

Time: 12:00-13:30.

Venue: online. 

3 February 2020

The workshop “Submitting project proposals: experiences and tips” aimed at sharing positive and less positive experiences with submitting project proposals, nationally and internationally.  

Time: 12:30-14:00. 

Venue: C.201.


4 December 2019

Study Afternoon 10 Years Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU - Studienamiddag 10 jaar Handvest van de Grondrechten van de EU

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU has been in force since 1 December 2009 and is now ten years old. All fundamental rights that apply in the EU are included in the Charter. The Charter makes these rights visible and better known to all citizens. In addition, it contains rights that are not protected under the ECHR, such as social rights of employees, data protection and the right to good administration. The Charter applies to Union institutions and bodies and to the Member States when implementing Union law. To mark the tenth anniversary, a study afternoon is being organized on the Charter on Wednesday 4 December (in Dutch). In addition to a general introduction to and reflection on the Charter, particular attention will be paid to the procedural guarantees, the right to liberty and security, the right to private life and protection of personal data and the Charter’s impact on migration. Information leaflet and enrolment.

Time: 13:00-17:00. 

Venue: Hof van Liere, UAntwerp


25 November 2019

The Work in Progress: new ZAP.  The following academic staff presented their research in progress: prof. Freek Louckx, prof. Sigrid Pauwels, and prof. Koen Van Aeken.

Time: 12:30-14:00.

Venue: D.015. 


19 November 2019

The International MLL Workshop "Adaptive City Law in Europe, Resolving the Disconnect between Resilient Cities and the Law".

Time: 8:30-17:30.

Venue: -


22 October 2019

Annual Welcome Drink the research group. 

Time: 17:00. 

Venue: ViaVia café. 


9 October 2019

The seminar "The Impact of Judicial Review of the Legislative Process on Legislative Behavior: An Empirical Study" by dr. Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov (Bar-Ilan University).

Time: 12:30-14:00.

Venue: A.206.

5 July 2019 

Day of the research group

Time: 9:00.

Venue: “Out of the Box” Skybox Meeting Room, Frankrijklei 119, 2000 Antwerpen (Hardy Building; above Deutsche Bank; 6th floor).


9:00 – 9:30h: Arrival

9:30 – 12:30h: Joint brainstorming on the research group’s strategic choices

12:30 – 13:30h: Lunch

13:30 – 15:00h: Out of the Box Escape Rooms

15:00 – 16:00h: Sweet Break to conclude the ‘day of the research group’


24 May 2019

PhD conference: Security, Identity and Modernity in Public Law

Conference organizing committee:

Mathieu Leloup, University of AntwerpInès Rivière, University of AntwerpTom Bonne, Hasselt UniversityMarie DeCock, Hasselt UniversityLouise Reyntjens, University of Leuven

Through this link you can also consult the programme of the conference.

Time: 9:00.

Venue: K202 (Kleine Kauwenberg 14, 2000 Antwerpen). 


22 May 2019

‘Chat box’ on participatory and deliberative democracy. Organized and coordinated by Maaike Geuens.

Time: 12:30-14:00

Venue: C.205


25 April 2019

Methodology Seminar on ‘Pleasures and burdens of interdisciplinary research.

Presentations by prof. Patricia Popelier on 'Law and (empirical) social sciences: pains and glories' and by dr. Christine Frison on 'How to design your own interdisciplinary research project? Joys and pains of not fitting into any classical disciplinary research 'box'. Response from social sciences (Dirk De Bièvre, Wouter Van Dooren, and Koen Verhoest).

Time: 12:30-14:00.

Venue: C.102.


27 March 2019

Research Teaser on the Ethics Committee Social and Human Sciences (in cooperation with the faculty’s research administration).

Those involved with the Committee provided information about the functioning of the Committee, the do’s and don’ts for submitting an application request, the fixed ‘collection dates’ for submitting and specific tips and tricks for law applications, and so on.

The panel members: Steven Gillis (FLW, chairman EA SHW),  Marianne De Voecht (ADOC, secretary EA SHW), Kristina Granaas (ADOC, admin support EA SHW), Charlotte De Backer (FSW, policy advisor and vice-chair EA SHW), and Wouter Vandenhole (FRECH, member EA SHW). 

Discussion and Q&A with the attendees.

Time: 12:20-14:00.

Venue: R.219.


27 February 2019

Work in Progress: Seminar on ongoing ZAP research. 

Presentation by prof. Ingrid Opdebeek on “Upcoming research on general administrative law” and prof. Esther Van Zimmeren on "Who Dares to Trust the Unified Patent Court: Uncertainty and the 'Leap of Faith'"

Time: 12:30-14:00.

Venue: C.205.


20 November 2018  

  • The European Citizens' Initiative: Participation for all  

20-21 September 2018  

  • Seminar: Conference on Law-Making in multi-level settings – federalism, Europe, and beyond
  • The seminar was organized by the University of Antwerp, the International Association of Legislation, Interuniversitair Centrum voor Wetgeving, the University of Zürich, the Institute for Legal and Political Sciences/Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law of Lisbon Law School/ the University of Lisbon, and Actore – Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

12 June 2018

  • Seminar (Dutch): Het beheer van openbare diensten (Seminar on management of public services)

5 June 2018  

  • Seminar (Dutch): Bestuurlijke handhaving: Hoe door de bomen het bos nog zien? (Seminar on administrative enforcement)

 5 June 2018

  • Seminar: Technological capacities in the public sector: why some public sector organizations are able to (rapidly) develop their technological capacities and others are not?

25 May 2018

  • Ph.D. Conference: Values and principles in multilevel governance: challenges and opportunities

14 May 2018

  • The practical application in Belgium of the "new generation" European IPR regulations
  • The seminar was held in Dutch/French and English

23-24 April 2018 

  • Expert Seminar: Constitutional asymmetry in multi-tiered multinational systems
  • The seminar brought together academics to explore and discuss the association between constitutional asymmetry, multi-tiered systems, and multinationalism. The objectives of the seminar were three folded: Detecting constitutional asymmetry within the chosen systems; explaining the historical background behind constitutional asymmetries and the logic behind constitutional asymmetries; and linking constitutional asymmetry to multinationalism


13 March 2018 - 24 April 2018 - 15 May 2018

  • The Migration and Migrants Law Chair (Leerstoel Migratie- en migrantenrecht) presents a series of legal lectures by the Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) in collaboration with the Research Group Government and Law of the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp. During three study afternoons (March 13th, April 24th and May 15th - from 1.30 pm to 5 pm) experienced speakers will discuss developments in EU law, human rights, residence regulations, civil law and social law. The lectures were held in Dutch


14-15 December 2017

  • ACTORE Workshop on Judicial Governance: 'The Role of European and International Courts and their Interactions with Other Organizations in Judicial Governance'

19 October 2017

  • Seminar (Dutch): Lokalebewonersparticipatie (Participation of local residents

Tuesday 14 February 2017

  • Chatbox on the concept ‘rule of law’.

Thursday, 23 February and Friday, 24 February 2017

  • Expert Seminar on “The Deliberative Performance of Constitutional Courts: an Empirical Perspective”. 

Thursday 23 March 2017

  • Methodology seminar: working with case studies by Professor Liliana Rodriguez Lizarazo. This seminar receives financial support of the Faculty and will be open to colleagues of other research groups.

Monday, 27 March 2017 

  • Round table: Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems, in cooperation with Law Enforcement Research Group.  You can find the program here. Register by sending an email to Lauranne Claes.

Thursday 20 April 2017  

  • Seminar on work in progress in the 4th research line ('Rule of law and constitutionalism').

Friday 21 April 2017

  • Conference on Supreme Courts as guarantee for effectiveness of judicial systems in the European Union 
  • Livestream of the Plenary Session at 9am, the Session on General organization of judicial work and role of scientific and research divisions and the Session on Communication of the Supreme Courts and role in the work of Councils for Judiciary at 2pm.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

  • Seminar on work in progress - Visiting scholars.

Wednesday 17 May 2017

  • PhD Conference ‘Hybrid Forms of Governance: Moving Beyond Traditional Public Law’
  • For more information on the conference, please contact the organizers affiliated to our research group (Sander Nysten, Ute Lettanie, Maja Sahadzic and Didier Van Overloop)

Wednesday 17 May 2017

  • Competition (Dutch): Bemiddeling in bestuurszaken (Mediation in administration)


The Migration and Migrants Law Chair is a legal lecture series of the Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) in collaboration with the Research Group Government and Law of the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp. During three study afternoons, from 1.30 pm to 5 pm, experienced speakers will discuss European themes & social protection, aspects of residence law: family reunification, asylum & removal and fundamental rights protection. The seminars were held in Dutch.

Session 1: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Europese thema's en sociale bescherming.

  • Chair: Steven Bouckaert, the University of Leuven
  • De sociaalrechtelijke positie van de gedetacheerde werknemers - Herwig Verschueren, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • De opvang van asielzoekers. Tien jaar opvangwet - Dirk Torfs, Arbeidshof Antwerpen
  • De rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie - Nathan Cambien, Universiteit Antwerpen

Session 2: Tuesday 14 maart 2017

Aspecten van verblijfswetgeving – gezinshereniging, asiel en verwijderen

  • Chair: Dirk Vanheule, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Het detentie en -verwijderingsbeleid - Geert Verbauwhede, Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken
  • Hoe een asielaanvraag beoordelen? Het geval van asielaanvragen gebaseerd op seksuele geaardheid - Luc Leboeuf, Advocaat, Max Planck Institute, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • De bestaansmiddelenvoorwaarde in het kader van de gezinshereniging - Eric Willems, Dienst Burgerzaken van de Stad Gent / Infopunt Migratie

Session 3: dinsdag 25 april 2017


  • Chair: Marleen Maes, Raad voor Vreemdelingenbetwistingen en Universiteit Antwerpen
  • De rechtspraak van het Europees Hof van de Rechten van de Mens - Ellen De Smet, UGent
  • Inburgering in het migratie- en migrantenrecht - Kristien Sacré, Agentschap Integratie en Inburgering
  • De rechtspraak van het Grondwettelijk Hof - Riet Leysen, Grondwettelijk Hof

21 April 2017

  • Moot court constitutional law
  • During the second interuniversity moot court constitutional law the Antwerpian team of Master students (Felix Feyt, Isaura De Cleen and Ben Claes) were victorious in writing the best brief and finished second for the best oral argument


22-23 September 2016 - Stéphanie De Somer (research group Government & Law) obtained an OJO grant (grant to support young researchers; OJO-Omkadering Jonge Onderzoekers) with the aim of inviting internationally renowned researcher Prof. dr. Jane Holder (UCL, London) to the University of Antwerp. Professor Holder, who was the laureate of the Oxford University Law Teacher of the Year Award 2015, will visit the Law Faculty on 22 and 23 September 2016. She will give a workshop on methodology for a selection of our doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, with a focus on 'law in context' research and the role of case studies in legal research. She will also give a presentation on her own research in the field of environmental law, in which she applies a 'law in context' approach and uses cases studies as a scientific method. Further details on programme and registration will follow soon.

26 May 2016 - Chatbox on the concept of ‘legitimacy’ - 12.30-15.00 - C104.

20 May 2016 - Annual Government & Law PhD conference - 9.00h -16.30h. Venue: University of Antwerp, Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp. For pictures and further information, click here.

21 – 22 April 2016 - First Annual PhD Colloquium of Young Researchers on A New Architecture for International Economic Law 2016 - University of Antwerp, Building R, Rodestraat 14, Room no. R.219. For the full program, click here.

21 April 2016 - Presentation of the research topics of our new PhD students (SEMINAR 2) - 12.30h-14h in C 001.

23 March 2016 - Seminar research line Multilevel Good Governance - 12.30h-14h in C201.

17 March 2016 - Presentation of the research topics of our new PhD students (SEMINAR 1) - 12.30h-14h in D226.

2 February 2016: Professor Patricia Popelier delivered a course during the Eurac Winter School on federalism, Innsbruck.

8 December 2015, 12.30-13.30, D015 - Seminar Government and Law - The legal embedding of large discretionary powers in the area of the regulation of private activities (S. De Somer).

19 November 2016 - PhD Defence Marie Collard - "Pour une approche téléologique contractuelle internationale des conventions de juridiction" at the Université de Toulouse I Capitole, under the supervision of J. Meeusen, K. Vandekerckhove and S. Peruzzetto.


23 October 2015, 9h30-13h, D.014: Mini-conference on 'Justice and Management': What are the Expectations from the Public towards the Justice System?

24 September 2015, 9h30-17h45, C002: Conference on 'Integrating Europe. Competing Paradigms for EU law'

29 June 2015, 14h-16h, Annex building: lecture by professor James A. Gardner, Interim Dean & Bridget and Thomas Black SUNY Distinguished Professor of the SUNY Buffalo Law School, New York, on constitutional design and subnational governmental negotiating strategies followed by a discussion of his comparative study including the Belgian case.

29 May 2015, Kapel Grauwzusters, 14h-18h:  Studienamiddag 'Vernieuwd Kader Bankentoezicht'organised by Government and Law in collaboration with Business and Law.  

28 May 2015, Annex 9-17 h: Interdisciplinary PhD seminar on 'Judicial and Regulatory Politics' organised by Law and Government, ACIM and Public Administration and Government - with international expert: Christophe Hönnige

26 May 2015, C203, 9h30-15h: Expert Seminar on International Investment Law

22 May 2015, C207, 14h-18h30: Expert Seminar "Recognising the multiple objectives of agricultural policy. Reframing the WTO Green Box Subsidies"

18 May 2015, 12h30-14h: Faculty Lecture  by Prof. Dimitri Dimoulis, Professor at the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas & Director of the Brazilian Institute for Constitutional Studies, organised by the research group Government and Law, on "Transformative constitutionalism between rigidity and resilience. Liberal constitutionalism as starting point".

8 May 2015, 9-17h Hof van Liere - Prentenkabinet : PhD Congress Public Law.
For more information: see PhD Corner

7 May 2015, 12h30: Lunch talk by Kustrim Istrufi on ECtHR Azemi v Serbia: discontinuity of Serbia's de jure jurisdiction over Kosovo

5 May 2015, 12h30: Methodology Seminar on Interdisciplinary research - introduction by Sanne  Van de Pol & Samantha Bielen

4 May 2015: Yousra Benfquih (Law & Development) and Stéphanie De Somer (Government & Law) visited the pupils and teachers of two classes of the 5th year of secondary school at Stella Maris, Merksem (Antwerp) to discuss the relationship between the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and freedom of religion, both from a legal and an ethical or societal viewpoint. 

24 April 2015, C205, 12h30-14h:  Lunch Talk: dr. Giacomo DELLEDONNE on the normative and constitutional dimension in budgetary affairs

26 March 2015, C201, 12-14h: PhD Lunchseminar; Our new researchers present their research proposals: M. Van Leuvenhaege, L. Todt, C. Jenart, L. Verhaart and Y. Pang

19 March 2015, E201, 12-14h:  PhD Lunchseminar; Our new researchers present their research proposals: P. Batumike, F. Baldan, C. Jenart, C. Coene, I. Kirac

10 February 2015, A 205, 12h30 - 14h: Methodology Seminar: Comparative approach to legal research - introduction by Stéphanie De Somer and Werner Vandenbruwaene


5 December 2014, 12h30, C205 - Visiting PhD fellow Clara Rauchegger will present her ongoing research on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and domestic fundamental rights from a perspective of EU and comparative constitutional law.

17 November 2014, 9h-17h, P.201 - A workshop ‘working with Nvivo’ by Prof. Mortelmans. Nvivo is a qualitative data analysis computer software package that can help to organize and analyze data. 

30-31 October 2014 - Expert Seminar on 'Shifting the Convention System: Counter-dynamics at the National Level'.  

24 October 2014, Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy) - Our research group participated in the organisation of a conference on Pro-Independence Movements and Migration, with the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen and CIEMEN (Barcelona). 

17 October 2014, Brussels (Belgium) - In cooperation with the KULeuven, our research group is hosting a conference in Brussels on the EU Patent Package: Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives. Venue was the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Academy Palace, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels).

16 October 2014, D015-  Seminar with Seminar Prof. Rochelle C. Dreyfuss (New York University, US) and Prof.Dr. Yoshiyuki Tamura ((Hokkaido University, Japan) on the role of specialized IP Courts in the US and Japan

25 September 2014, University of Antwerp, M.103 - Workshop co-organized by the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, the Government & Law Research Group (UA) and the Centre for Law and Public Affairs (CeLAPA, Institute of State and Law, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) on "The Post-political Constellation and European Identity". 

29 September 2014, 12h30 - 14h15, D.015 - Lecture by Peter Lindseth  (University of Connecticut) on 'Supranational Delegation in the Crisis of European Integration' and a discussion by Marta Simoncini - co-organised by Government & Law and Business & Law

August 2014 - Sofia Ranchordàs won the Prize for Best Dissertation of the University of Tilburg. This was a joint PhD of the Universities of Tilburg and Antwerp. 

12 June 2014, 10-12h30 - Seminar organised in collaboration with the PhD programme in Globalization and International Economic Law. Prof. Jan Smits shared his views on legal research methodology. 

14 May 2014, 12h30-14h, C 207 - Lunch Seminar: work in progress. Esther Van Zimmeren and Sofia Ranchordas will give presentations on law & innovation. 

7 May 2014, 9h30-17h, Grauwzusters Building, Antwerp - Interuniversity PhD congress on 'the blurred distinction between public law and private law'. 

24 April 2014 - 12h30, C 205 - Methodology Seminar and PhD seminar with presentations by Dominik Moskvan and Maaike Geuens

11 March 2014, 12h30, D.013 - Faculty Lecture by Prof. Ilya Sonon (George Mason University) on 'Democracy and Political Ignorance'.

25 February, 25 March and 29 April 2014, 13h30 - 17h - Chair Migration Law.

17 February 2014, 12h30-14 h, C207 - Methodology Seminar

12 February 2014 - The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Antwerp, in cooperation with the Tijdschrift Lokale en Regionale Belastingen and Studipolis (die Keure), are co-organizing a seminar on the financial and fiscal aspects of the Sixth State Reform in Brussels.

6 February 2014, 12h30-14h, C205 - PhD lunchseminar. Presentations by Sarah Lambrecht on 'the Dynamics between National and Regional Fundamental Rights Protection in Europe: a Practice of Convergence?’ and Annika Mortelmans on 'Fraud in migration law'.

21 January 2014, 13h30-14h - Methodology lunch seminar


18 December 2013, 12h - Werner Vandenbruwaene receives the Encouragement Award of the UA Research Council.

7 December 2013 - Lunch Seminar: work in progress. Presentations by Alexia Herwig ('An autonomy-based normative theory of the subsidiarity principle') and Marta Simoncini ('The erosion of the Meroni doctrine. The case of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)'). Venue: C201 at 12h30.

6 December 2013 - Conference on the Sixth State Reform (De Zesde Staatshervorming. Bevoegdheden, middelen en instellingen). 8h45-17h. Venue: Senate, Leuvenseweg 7, 1000 Brussels. 

6 December 2013 - Conference on personnel management in education. 9-15h30, Provinciaal Administratief Centrum, Auditorium "De Schelde", Woodrow Wilsonplein 2-3, Gent.

27 November 2013, 14-15.30,  M. 103 - Hana Müllerová on 'The right to a favourable environment in the Czech Constitution and its application'.

Xavier-François Millet on 'Constitutional Identity'

27 november 2013, 10h30-12h30, A126 - Xavier-François Millet (Université de Toulouse) gave a lecture on his prize-winning PhD on constitutional identity.  

9 November 2013 - Conference on the impact of safety standards on regulatory reform and trade prospects of the People's Republic of China, Venue: Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, Prentenkabinet, 9h15-17h00. 

7 November 2013 - Joint PhD seminar with Prof. Dr. Joseph Marko in cooperation with ACIM (PSW), Venue: D.017, 9h15-17h15.  

6 and 7 November 2013 - International and interdisciplinary Conference on Global Challenges in Public-Private Partnerships, hosted by the University of Antwerp. 

4 November 2013, 11-12h30, A107 - Lecture by Sylvie Delacroix organised in cooperation with the Center for Law and Cosmopolitan Values : "Not merely a nervous tic: habits, practical reason and ethical maturity".

10 October 2013, 16h - Inaugural Speech, given by Ingrid Opdebeek,  holder of the Francqui Chair 2013 at the University of Hasselt. 

27 September 2013, 13-17 h - Interdisciplinary Conference on autonomy, independence and accountability of economic regulators, organized by the University of Antwerp, KULeuven, ICW and Vlaamse Overheid, Dienst Wetsmatiging. Venue: Auditorium Maria Baers, Martelaarsplein 7, 1000 Brussel. 

12 September 2013, 12-13h30 , D.424- Seminar by Iñigo González Ricoy on 'Democracy and Short-termism', organised by the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values with the Government and Law Research Group. 

4 Juni 2013 - Afternoon Seminar on the Legal Protection against Government Action, hosted by Studipolis, with the collaboration of the Research Group Government & Law.

29-30 May 2013 - Closed Expert Seminar 'Constitutionalizing Multilevel Governance'

16 May 2013 - Seminar on 'Legality, Integrity and Institutional Design' by Dimitrios Kyritsis (University of Sheffield), organised by The Centre of Law and Cosmopolitan Values and the Research Group on Law and Government.

18-20 March 2013 - Doctoral Seminar on 'Global Multilevel Governance: Constitutionalisation or Plurality?', organized by the UA research groups on 'Government and Law' and 'Law and Development'.

26 February 2013 - Third Annual Doctoral congres on "Multilevel aspects of Public Law".

23-24 January 2013 - Seminar titled "Legal perspective on resilience in disaster regulation"


7 December 2012 - Doctoral Colloquium on the Justification of political authority, in collaboration with the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values and the Institute of State and Law at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

8-9 November 2012 - Expert Seminar on "the Temporal effects of judicial decisions".

29-30-31 oktober 2012 - Second Law and Cosmopolitan Values Lecture by prof. dr. Matthias Kumm (WZB Berlin and NYU), entitled ''The Cosmopolitan State and Humanity's Law: An Integrative Conception of Global Public Law'''.

16 oktober 2012 - Seminar on (international) publication strategies by prof. dr. Morag Goodwin (Tilburg University)

5-6 July 2012 - Lunch Seminar and PhD seminar with Prof. Dr. Pasquale Pasquino.

7-8 June 2012 - Conference "Political Constutions", in London, a joint organization by the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values & Glasgow Caledonion University.

15-16 May 2012 - International workshop "Law, sacrifice and morality: a comparative view", in Antwerp, a joint organization by the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values & Institute for Jewish Studies.

7 May 2012 - Conference "The margin of appreciation and cultural diversity in Europe?", in Helsinki, a joint organization by the University of Helsinki & the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values.

17 February 2012 - Second annual PhD fellows Seminar on "Legislative Validation".

25 January 2012 - Expedition Belgium: Training for teachers.


3-4 november 2011 - Expert Seminar "Judging Europe's Judges".

26 October 2011 - Congress on Disciplinary Law in local administrations.

21 October 2011 - Symposium "Belgium: Quo vadis?".

12 October 2011 - PhD Defense David Keyaerts on "The impact of the Better Regulation program in the case law of the European Court of Justice. The ECJ as guardian of legal quality in the EU?" .

10 October 2011 - PhD Lecture Petr Novotny on "The ECHR between law and politics (the margin of appreciation as a stepping stone to re-adjusting the current understanding of the content of rights in Europe)", organised by the Centre for Law and Cosmpolitan Values.

4 October 2011 - Congress on Spatial and Housing Planning

3 October 2011 - PhD Defense Christine Janssens on "The Principle of Mutual Recognition in the EU Internal Market and the EU Criminal Justice Area: A Study into the Viability of a Cross-Policy Approach".

16-17 June 2011 - Antwerp-Glasgow colloquium: Subsidiarity and its Discontent (Antwerp)

30 May 2011 - Congress on general principles of disciplinary law for civil servants.

27 May 2011 - International closed workshop on the role of courts in a context of multilevel governance.

19-21 May 2011 - Conference "Beyond Territoriality: Globalisation and Transnational Human Rights Obligations".

16 May 2011 - PhD Defense Catherine Van De Heyning on "Fundamental rights lost in complexity. The protection of fundamental rights against violations by the rulemaker in converging national and European legal systems".

4 May 2011 - PhD Defense Dajo De Prins on political parties (in Dutch "Het grondwettelijk statuut van politieke partijen. Over politieke partijen, democratie en recht" ).

8 April 2011 - Research Day Government & Law.

30 March 2011- 1 April 2011 - International closed workshop "Constitutional Conversations in Europe. Actors, Topics and Procedures"(in cooperation with University of Maastricht, The Netherlands)

24 February 2011 - Lunchseminar with Armen Mazmanyan speaking on"Comparative perspectives on adjudication of electoral disputed by constitutional courts" (in cooperation with Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values).

17-18 February 2011 - International seminar "Proportionality and Post-national Constitutionalism" (organised by the Centre for Cosmopolitan Values in cooperation with Research Group Government & Law, the Integrated Project Reconstituting Democracy in Europe, the Collaborative Research Centre Transformations of the State Universität Bremen, Germany).


17 December 2010 - Doctoral Symposium 'Do civilians have too many rights?'

18 November 2010 - Closed Workshop "Beleidsondersteunend Onderzoek - Casus Consultatieproject" by Prof. Popelier (UA).

3-4 June 2010 - Antwerp-Glasgow Colloquium (Glasgow, UK)

26 mei - 8 June 2010 - School project on elections, Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde and the Belgian federalism (David Keyaerts, Yannick Peeters, Maxime Penen, Werner Vandenbruwaene).

12 May 2010 - Class on current, institutional issues by prof. dr. Popelier and prof. dr. Velaers.

26 February 2010 - Workshop 'Legal Implications of Better Regulation'