Thursday, 2 June 2022

Welcome Reception (from 19:00)
Paninothek (

Friday, 3 June 2022

Registration (from 8:00)

Welcome (8:30-8:45)
Conference conveners

Keynote Address (8:45-9:45)  

Chair: Clara Rauchegger (University of Innsbruck)

  • Kenneth A Armstrong (University of Cambridge): Normative Drift - Why Primary Law Really Matters

Differentiation and Deeper Integration  (09:45 -11:00) 

Chair: Darren Harvey (King’s College London)

  • Marjan Kos (University of Ljubljana): Differentiation in EU Law: Do We Really Need a Treaty Reform to Proceed with Deeper Integration?
  • Robert Böttner (University of  Erfurt): The Commission as a European Governemnt

Commentator: Andreas Müller (University of Innsbruck)

Break (11.00-11:30)

Sustainable Development (11:30-12.45)  

Chair: Madlen Karg (University of Innsbruck)

  • Laia Guardiola and Laura Ablondi (University of Zurich): Constitutionalising the European Green Deal: Does the EU need a Climate Charter
  • Patrick Abel (University of Passau): ‘Sustainable Legislation’ - New Legislative Institutions and Procedures in Reformed EU Treaties as a Building Block for Sustainable Development?

Commentator: Ioanna Hadjiyianni (University of Cyprus)

Lunch break (12.45-14.15)

EU Values, Judicial Protection and the Rule of Law (14:15-15:30)  

Chair: Bernadette Zelger (University of Innsbruck)

  • Sejla Imamovic (University of Maastricht): Continued Ambivalence in the Relationship between EU law and the ECHR: Revision of the EU Charter as a Way Forward?
  • Pavlina Hubkova (University of Luxembourg): Getting Rid of Historic Relics – A Proposal to Modify Art 263 TFEU

Commentator: Oana Stefan (King’s College London)

Break 15:30-16:00

External Relations (16:00-17:15)  

Chair: Janine Prantl (University of Innsbruck)

  • Mariasole Forlani (King‘s College London): Is the EU an Effective International Player? Reforming its Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty
  • Mark Konstantinidis (King‘s College London): What Elephant? The Principle of Autonomy in Article 21 TEU

Commentator: Paul Cardwell (King’s College London)

Concluding Remarks (17:15-17:30)
Conference conveners

Drinks (17.30-18.00)

Dinner for Speakers and Commentators (from 19:30)
Weißes Rössl (

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