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Brexit and the Future of the European Union / November 30 – December 1, 2017, Leiden

The Europa Institute of Leiden University organizes the conference

Brexit and the Future of the European Union

Leiden, Academy Building, Klein Auditorium, Rapenburg 73

November 30 – December 1, 2017

The process of Brexit forms a major legal challenge in itself. Yet Brexit also necessitates a more fundamental reflection on the future of the EU. Can and should we adapt the legal fabric of the Union to create a more stable, legitimate and effective Union of 27? Should we, for example, create a more flexible union, where certain Member States can heed the populist warning and opt for ‘less integration’, whilst others leap forward? And would such flexibility even be legally and institutionally possible? During this two-day conference, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Europa Institute of Leiden University, leading scholars of EU law will address both the short and the-long term legal and constitutional questions surrounding Brexit.

Draft Programme
Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00-9:30 Coffee and registration
Session 1
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Opening
Stefaan Van den Bogaert, University of Leiden
9:45-10:15 Brexit, the Union and the continent
Luuk van Middelaar, University of Leiden
10:15-10:30 Questions and discussion
10:30-11:00 Withdrawal from the European Union – a legal appraisal
Christophe Hillion, University of Oslo and Leiden
11:00-11:15 Questions and discussion
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
Session 2
Chair: Corinna Wissels, Dutch Council of State (t.b.c.)
11:45-12:15 “We want our cake. We want to eat it. And we want you to serve it to us.” The UK-EU withdrawal negotiations under Article 50 TEU
Michael Dougan, University of Liverpool
12:15-12:30 Questions and discussion
12:30-13:00 Free movement, fair movement
Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge
13:00-13:15 Questions and discussion
13:15 – 14:45 Lunch
Session 3
Chair: Fabian Amtenbrink, Erasmus University Rotterdam
14:45-15:15 No deal better than a bad deal? The “WTO option” as a precarious safety net
for a post-Brexit UK
Freya Baetens, University of Oslo and University of Leiden
15:15-15:30 Questions and discussion
15:30-16:00 Brexit and Financial Services: (yet) another re-ordering of institutional
governance for the EU Financial System?
Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics
16:00-16:15 Questions and discussion
16:15-16:45 Coffee
16:45-17:15 Consequences of Brexit for International Agreements Concluded by the EU
and its Member States
Ramses A. Wessel, University of Twente
17:15-17:30 Questions and discussion

Friday December 1, 2017
9:00-9:30 Coffee
Session 4
Chair: Niamh Nic Shuibhne, University of Edinburgh
9:30-10:30 AFSJ Post Brexit: A panel discussion with:
Cathryn Costello, University of Oxford
Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam
Jannemieke Ouwerkerk, University of Leiden
Jorrit Rijpma, University of Leiden
Session 5
Chair: Sacha Prechal, Court of Justice of the European Union
10:30-11:00 The Future of Variable Geometry in a Post-Brexit European Union
Bruno de Witte, University of Maastricht
11:00-11:15 Questions and discussion
11:15-11:45 Coffee
Session 6
Chair: Alison McDonnell, University of Leiden
11:45-12:45 From Visegrad to Berlin: A panel discussion on the future of Europe including national perspectives
Dariusz Adamski, University of Wroclawski
Tom de Bruijn, Municipality of The Hague
Christian Callies, Free University Berlin
Anastasia Iliopoulou, University Paris Est Créteil
12:45-13:15 Closing remarks
Sir David Edward, University of Edinburgh

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