Events academic year 2018-2019

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 Antwerp
Inès Rivière, University of Antwerp
Tom Bonne, Hasselt University
Marie DeCock, Hasselt University
Louise 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.

‚ÄčTime: 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.


13 and 14 December 2018

Modern Intellectual Property Governance and "Openness" in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?

The University of Antwerp hosted the 8th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL 2018) entitled Modern Intellectual Property Governance and "Openness" in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?. ICIL 2018 was 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 broadened the scope of the conference covering a wide variety of topics related to intellectual property law, governance and openness. We had a special interest in Europe, but input from other jurisdictions was also more than welcome. ICIL is also open to scholars from many different disciplines.


20 November 2018

Conference The European Citizens' Initiative: Participation for all. The program is available here

Time: 9:00.

Venue: Hof van Liere.


20 and 21 September 2018 

Conference on Law-Making in multi-level settings – federalism, Europe, and beyond

The conference was 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.

The program and additional information are available here.

Time: 9:30. 

Venue: Grauwzusters (Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp)