Project: Permanent Seminar on EU LAW
Project organizer: Faculty of Law, University of Niš
1. Seminar Rationale
The first seminar in this series was organized at the Law Faculty in November 2001 in order to provide more information on the EU law and integration processes. In 2003, the Law Faculty in Nish introduced the first EU Law course into the Undergraduate Curriculum, and the permanent seminar on EU Law was designed bridge the existing gap until the new curriculum became effective and to cater for the regular instruction in EU law. The course on the Foundations of the EU Law was first taught in the academic year 2006/2007, aiming to provide students a more systematic study of EU law. Under the new Faculty Curriculum of 2008, the course on the Foundations of the EU law was envisaged as a compulsory course in the Graduate Academic Curriculum (Master's degree study program). The Post-Graduate Curriculum (Doctor's degree study program) adopted in 2008 includes two EU-related courses: the Institutional Law of the EU and the EU Judicial System.
2. Seminar Calendar
The EU Law seminar has been organized on a permanent basis ever since November 2001, focusing on a range of EU law issues. The seminar lectures are held twice a month by the leading foreign and domestic experts in this field, subject to the lecturers' convenience and availability.
3. Target Group
The seminar target groups are the Faculty professors and teaching assistants, undergraduate and post-graduate students, and legal professionals working in state and local government authorities who need relevant knowledge and understanding of EU law.
4. Seminar Aims and Objectives
- to provide the Faculty teaching staff and assistants an opportunity to broaden their knowledge on EU law
- to introduce the Faculty students into the foundations of the EU law
- to provide the legal professionals working in state and local government authorities with the basic
knowledge on the EU law and harmonization processes
- to publish the collection of papers related to the seminar activities (lectures and discussions)
5. Seminar Activities
The lectures within the permanent seminar are given by eminent legal scholars and practitioners in EU law. The seminar activities are divided into two phases. In the first phase, the lectures are focused on the general EU law issues. The lectures will be given by visiting legal experts from other law faculties in the country and abroad. In the second phase, the lectures are focused on particular branches of EU law (such as: EU Business Law, Company Law, Tax Law, Securities, Banking Law, etc). The lectures will be given by professors from the Faculty of Law in Nish. Upon the completion of the EU Law seminar, the Law Faculty will publish a collection of papers containing all the seminar lectures and round table discussion summaries.
Permanent Seminars: EU LAW
The List of former Lectures:
• EU MEMBERSHIP AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER-STATE - Hans Porias, Austrian Ambassador in Yugoslavia
• THE EU OMBUDSMAN - Prof. dr. Rudolf Machacek, Full Professor of the Law Faculty in Linz, Austria;
• WHY STUDY EU LAW TODAY? – Prof. dr. Obrad Račić, Full Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade;
• THE SOURCES OF COMMUNITY LAW – Prof. dr Vesna Knežević-Predić, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade;
• THE SECOND AND THE THIRD PILLAR OF THE EU –Duško Lopandić, LLD, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• THE ASSOCIATON OF SRY TO THE EU – Maja Kovačević, LLM, Chief of the Federal Office for EU Association
• THE COMMUNITY LAW AND THE NATIONAL LAW – Prof. dr. Thomas Eilmansberger, Director of the Institute for European Law, Faculty of Law, Salzburg;
• EU STANDARDS IN FOOD SAFETY – Prof. dr Laurie Bounanno, Associate Professor, New York State University, Department of Political Science;
• EU ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTS– dr Tanja Miščević, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade
• THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND THE STATE UNION OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO – dr Verena Taylor, Chief Officer of the Council of Europe in Serbia and Montenegro
• THE EU DECISION-MAKING PROCESS – Prof. dr Slobodan Zečević, Dean to the Faculty for European Business, Belgrade
• THE FIRST PILLAR OF THE EU – AQUIS COMMUNAUTAIRE - Prof. dr Zoran Radivojević, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Niš
• THE THIRD PILLAR OF THE EU - Milutin Janjević, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Serbia and Montenegro
• EUROPEAN STANDARDS ON HUMAN RIGHTS' PROTECTION IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE – Prof. dr Vojislav Đurđić, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Niš
• THE CONSTITUTION FOR EUROPE - panel discussion (Participants: Prof. dr Slobodan Samarđić, a Counsellor of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia; Prof. dr. Vesna Knežević-Predić, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade; and dr Tanja Miščević, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science,, University of Belgrade.
• THE LAW ON THE EU FOUNDATION TREATIES – Prof. dr Ivica Jankovec, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac
• THE CONSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION – prof. dr Radovan Vukadinović, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac
• THE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY- Prof. dr Jan A. Winter, Full Professor, Free University Amsterdam, Holland
• THE IMPACT OF THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION ON THE NATIONAL LEGISLATION – Vladimir Međak, LLM, a Legal Advisor in the Serbian Government European Integration Office
• THE EU COMPETITION LAW – Vladimir Todorić, LLM, Director of the organization"Legal Forum" and the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific magazine "Serbian Legal Review"
• THE WHITE SCHENGEN LIST – Requirements for the Republic of Serbia – dr Tanja Miščević, Assistant Professor, Director of the Serbian Government European Integration Office