Conference – Refugees and the European Union – Answers from Law perspective

Joana Abrisketa, professor of International law and headmistress of transnational law faculty, exposed some key points of the European policies for refuge matters and the issues raised from the massive arrival of refugees after the Syrian war. Then, Maria Nagore, professor of International Law of the Law Faculty, focused on the influence of these polices outside the European region. Both professors presented some measures to improve the humanitarian assistance in accordance with international law.

This conference is within the Cycle of International Conferences: New Challenges of the European Union co-organised by the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet chair and the student law association ELSA (European Law Student’s Association). More than 100 law students, in which we may find Pure Law, Economic Specialisation Law and the double degree of International Relation and Law, had attended the conference with the association EUROGETXO.

Conference: The new economic governance of the European Union

Luis Gordillo, professor of Constitutional Law of department addressed the economic model of the European Integration, reflected on the highest rules been consider as the ‘’Economic European Constitution’’. Moreover, the professor Laura Gómez Urquijo, member of the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet chair, questioned the integration of the social objectives in such model. Moreover, she proposed some approaches in order to join both frames while the exigence of the Europena states is increasing.

This conference is within the Cycle of International Conferences: New Challenges of the European Union co-organised by the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet chair and the student law association ELSA (European Law Student’s Association). More than 100 law students, in which we may find Pure Law, Economic Specialisation Law and the double degree of International Relation and Law, had attended the conference with the association EUROGETXO.

Economic, Political and Social challenges of the European Unión, A conference of Monica Frassoni

The ex-member of the European Parliament Monica Frassoni, President of the Green group, gave a lecture in which she expressed her awareness over different challenges that the European has to face such as refugee crisis and the lack of participation of the citizen in the European projects and the need of European states to follow the European Union framework.

The conference is within the frame of the International Cycle of Conferences: New challenges of the European Unión co-organized by the EUCLIPO Jean Monnet Chair and the student’s association ELSA (European Law Student Assossiation). More than 100 Law students attended this conference, in which we can find pure Law students; Law with Economy specialisation and the double degree of Law and International Relations, accompanied by the EURGETXO association.

 

Retos económicos, políticos y sociales para la Uníón Europea del futuro

Integrating the EU perspective into the research activity

On March 6, the Jean Monnet Chair has held the PhD Workshop for The inclusion of the EU perspective in the research activity which resulted from the proposal of the School of Law. It was integrated into the programme of the PhD in Business and Economic Law and offered to all the post-doctoral researchers by means of the Deusto International Resarch School (DIRS).

The professors Laura Gómez and Aitziber Mugarra worked with researchers from several disciplines (Law, Psychology, Education…) who attended during the course. The professors aimed to work on the following competences with the attendants: 1) Relating the ongoing research with the EU research priorities evaluating their lineup; 2) Using the sources and resources offered by the EU for research; 3) Incrementing the European research projection.

To that purpose, the professors have firstly introduced an example of internationalisation that was used in the EDISPe (Development, Economy and Social Innovation for People) research temas and the keys to the competences to be worked on. Subsequently, the researches intervened in a world café format applying the europeanisation keys to their investigations and receiving feedback from the rest. The world café started with people from the same discipline switching to other multidisciplinary groups with purpose of enriching the methodological suggestions received by the each researcher. The key words and resources detected by the researcher for integrating the European in ther research were shared in the session in the format of answer garden.

Article: Relocation of the refugees, a solidarity deficit and a gap in the European Union

Published in the Revista General de Derecho Europeo, no. 44 (January, 2018)

(ABSTRACT) In the judgment of the 6th September 2017, the European Union Court of Justice ruled on the Decision (EU) 2015/1601 of 22 September 2015 establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece (Relocation Decision). As the demands for international protection in the two countries reached numbers never seen before, the Decision put into play a temporary mechanism for the relocation of the asylum seekers arriving from Greece and Italy. According to the Relocation Decision, the remaining State members of the EU would receive 120.000 asylum seekers who would have presented their petition in the two Mediterranean States. The asylum seekers would be distributed among the member States according to a quota system. Hungary and the Slovak Republic requested the European Court of Justice to annul the Decision. The case was relevant due to the nature of the principle of solidarity implied and the context of the reform of the Common European Asylum System in which the judgment was adopted. The Court rejected the applications on the basis of technical and legal arguments rooted in the EU Law. However, the interpretation of the principle of solidarity was reduced to merely a symbolic status.

By Joana Abrisketa, Professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of Deusto and member of the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Economic and Legal integration for people.