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

Venue: 4 December 2019 – 13.00 -17.00 – Hof van Liere, UAntwerp

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.

Publication: Constitutional Asymmetry in Multinational Federalism: Managing Multinationalism in Multi-tiered Systems by P. Popelier and M. Sahadžić

  • The first book to offer a legal and comprehensive account of constitutional ​asymmetry.
  • Covers 16 legal systems, many of which are often ignored in comparative federal and constitutional studies.
  • Responds to contemporary challenges of constitutional engineering in multinational states.

P. Popelier and M. Sahadžić, Constitutional Asymmetry in Multinational Federalism: Managing Multinationalism in Multi-tiered Systems, Cham, Palgrave MacMillan, 2019

Marie Sklodowka Curie Fellowship – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence ACTORE (The Antwerp Consortium on the Organization of Rulemaking and Multi-level Governance in Europe) at the University of Antwerp seeks expressions of interests from potential postdoctoral researchers wishing to apply for a Marie Sklodowka Individual European Fellowship. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from one or more of the ACTORE professors (depending on the topic of the application) to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission on 11 September 2019 (17.00 o’clock Brussels local time). Only postdoctoral candidates with a good track record in terms of research and publications are asked to apply.

More information on ACTORE, submission and our offer can be found here

PhD conference: Security, Identity and Modernity in Public Law

On Friday 24 May 2019, a PhD conference Security, Identity and Modernity in Public Law will be held at K202, Kleine Kauwenberg 14, 2000 Antwerpen. The full programme can be found here. You can register here.

Publication: 'The Constitution, an article-by-article commentary' by prof. Jan Velaers.

Prof. Jan Velaers analyzes in three volumes the articles of the Belgian constitution. The in depth series discuss in detail the background, realization, possible revision(s) and evolutions in its application. Velaers J., De Grondwet, een artikelsgewijze commentaar, Brugge, Die Keure, 2019, 2247.

Federica Baldan successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

On 22 January 2019 our colleague Federica Baldan successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis "Fostering judicial coherence in the European patent system: lessons from the United States and Japan." The research group Government and Law congratulates Federica on this outstanding accomplishment and her valuable contributions to the European patent system. Members of the doctoral jury included prof. dr. F. Swennen (Chair - University of Antwerp), prof. dr. J. Anderson (American University Washington College of Law), prof. dr. P. Blok (Utrecht University), prof. dr. P. Popelier (University of Antwerp), prof. dr. I. Schneider (Universität Hamburg), and prof. dr. H. Vanhees (University of Antwerp). Federica's Ph.D. research was supervised by Prof dr. E. van Zimmeren (University of Antwerp).

Early carreer scholars in labour and social law conference: Call for Papers

The University of Antwerp in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Hasselt, the University of Liège and the Belgian Early Career Scholars in social Law Section of Begasoz/Abetrass, invite submissions for the full-day Early Career Scholars Conference: “In search of sustainable employment: Discussing the challenges and addressing the opportunities of labour and social security laws in a national and international perspective” to be held in Antwerp, Belgium at the University of Antwerp on Friday 10th of May 2019.

Submission instructions
Early career scholars interested are invited to respond to this call for papers with a maximum 500 words abstract in English and a brief academic resume. Proposals should be submitted by email to the no later than 1st of March 2019. Successful applicants will be selected and notified no later than 10th of March 2019.

Information and Inquiries  
Information (PDF).

Please direct any inquiries in connection with this conference to the

More events at the University

1    More activities and calendar