The Independence of Judges in their Judicial and Social Context


Paris, 14 September 2018 – Event number: 018D108

Key topics

  • Judicial independence: a critical analysis of the concept
  • Judicial independence in the Member States of the Council of Europe and the European Union
  • The independence of judges as the basis of the rule of law:  the cases of Poland, Hungary and Turkey
  • Respect of the rule of law as a precondition for judicial cooperation in the European Union
  • Control of the judiciary by the executive (or parliament) vs. self-management of the justice system
  • Responsibility and tools of the lawyer to make judicial independence effective
  • Access points for possible infringements of judicial independence



Further more, our second round of summer courses will start in September, and I would be very grateful if you could update your web site with the following information:


Summer Course on European Data Protection Law Trier, 10 – 14 September 2018 - Event number: 418B13

Key topics

  • The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR): (extra-)territorial, personal and material scope, key features
  • Protection of citizens’ digital rights and available remedies in practice
  • How to build a compliance strategy on personal data protection?
  • What is the role of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)?
  • Data protection authorities’ tools for consistent GDPR implementation: One-Stop-Shop, consistency mechanism, enforcement powers and harmonisation of sanctions, role of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)
  • The EU toolkit for international data transfers
  • Social media, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Summer Course on European Public Procurement Law Trier, 10 – 14 September 2018 - Event number: 218B08

Key topics

  • Essential concepts and principles in public procurement
  • Public sector and utilities procurement
  • Concessions and PPPs
  • Remedies and enforcement
  • Procurement by EU Institutions and bodies
  • Sustainable procurement
  • E-procurement
  • Interplay with competition and State aid rules
  • International aspects
  • Procurement process simulation


Summer Course on European Social Security Law Trier, 10 – 14 September 2018 - Event number: 118B05

Key topics

  • EU legal framework on social security law
  • General principles of EU social security coordination
  • Rules on determination of the legislation applicable
  • Special provisions concerning the various categories of benefits (sickness benefits, invalidity and old-age pension, unemployment benefits, family benefits)
  • Patient mobility and cross-border healthcare
  • The proposed revision of the coordination rules