Events academic year 2018-2019


5 July 2019: Day of the research group


“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’

Please confirm your attendance before Monday 24 June, at

24 May 2019

  • PhD Conference on 'Identity, Safety, Modernity in Public Law'
  • The purpose of the conference is to convene a group of doctoral students and doctoral researchers for a discussion on contemporary issues in public law, as well as for social interaction and networking. Others interested in the subject are also more than welcome.
  • The conference will host presentations from doctoral students and doctoral researchers in a paper session followed by a group discussion, and in poster sessions. The conference itself will be held in English.

  • Participation is free of charge (lunch, coffee break, and reception included), but registration is required before 17 May 2019. Please register here.
    Through this link you can also consult the programme of the conference.

  • Inquiries
    Please direct any inquiries by email to

  • Conference organizing committee
    Mathieu Leloup, University of Antwerp
    Inès Rivière, University of Antwerp
    Tom Bonne, Hasselt University
    Marie DeCock, Hasselt University
    Louise Reyntjens, University of Leuven

  • Venue: K202, Kleine Kauwenberg 14, 2000 Antwerpen

22 May 2019, 12h30-14.00h

  • ‘Chat box’ on participatory and deliberative democracy (coordinated by Maaike Geuens)
  • Venue: room C205

25 April 2019, 12.30-14.00h

  • 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)
  • Venue: room C102

27 March 2019, 12.20-14.00h

  • Research Teaser on the Ethics Committee Social and Human Sciences (in cooperation with the faculty’s research administration)
  • Those involved with the Committee are happy to inform you 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. We start with a (sandwich) lunch, after which the panel members will provide you with short presentations:

    • 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)
    • Wouter Vandenhole (FRECH, member EA SHW)
    • Discussion and Q&A with the attendees.
  • Venue: R219

27 February 2019, 12.30-14.00h

  • Work in Progress: Seminar on ongoing ZAP research
  • Presentation by professor Ingrid Opdebeek on “Upcoming research on general administrative law”
  • Presentation by professor Esther Van Zimmeren on "Who Dares to Trust the Unified Patent Court: Uncertainty and the 'Leap of Faith'"
  • Venue: room C205

13 & 14 December 2018

  • Modern Intellectual Property Governance and "Openness" in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?
  • The University of Antwerp hosts the 8th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL 2018) entitled Modern Intellectual Property Governance and "Openness" in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?, which will take place on December 13-14th in Antwerp. ICIL 2018 is organized by the University of Antwerp (Research Group Government and Law) in collaboration with the Ionian University (Greece), the KU Leuven (CiTiP) and the University of Ghent.
  • ICIL has typically been focusing on access to information, information law, copyright law and ethics. This year we try to broaden the scope of the conference covering a wide variety of topics related to intellectual property law, governance and openness. We have a special interest in Europe, but input from other jurisdictions is also more than welcome. ICIL is also open to scholars from many different disciplines.
  • For more information on the conference, see
  • If you have questions, please contact:

20 November 2018

  • The European Citizens' Initiative: Participation for all
  • Download pdf of the announcement for more information.

20 & 21 September 2018 

  • Seminar: Conference on Law-Making in multi-level settings – federalism, Europe, and beyond
  • The seminar is organized by the University of Antwerp, the International Association of 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.
  • Venue: Grauwzusters, Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp. Start: 09:30.
  • The program and additional information are available here.
  •  Please circulate within your network.