Summer Academy “Protection of Human Rights in Europe with emphasis on Refugee Rights”, 2017
Conference on The Fight Against Corruption – OECD and EU Policies

Conference: Enhancing the Rights of European Citizens

Scientific Conference: Enhancing the Right of European Citizens

Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, University of Macedonia

Co-organizers: Bar Association of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Association for European Law

Thursday 27 April 2017, 17.30-21.00

Ioannis Manoledakis AmphitheatreRegistration: 17.00-17.30

Welcoming Speech by Nikolaos Valergakis, President of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki

1st Panel: 17.30-19.00

Chair: Professor Vasilis Skouris, former President of European Court of Justice, President of the Center of International and European Economic Law

Enhancing the rights of European Citizens

Despoina  Anagnostopoulou, Associate Professor , Department of International & European Studies , University of Macedonia, Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.

European Union Mechanisms for effective treatment of the“crises of the Rule of Law” in member states of the EU, Michael Chrisomallis , Associate Professor, Law School,  Democritus University of Thrace, Jean Monnet Chair.

The institution of the European Citizen’s Initiative: functional weaknesses in practice and proposals for strengthen it,  Ioannis Papadopoulos, Assistant Professor,Department of International & European Studies, University of Macedonia.


19.00-19.15: Coffee Break

2nd Panel: 19.15-21.00

Chair: Lina Papadopoulou, Associate Professor, Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Jean Monnet Chair.

The Cross-border Continuity of Civil Status, as a means of enhancing the Rights of the European Citizen,

Miguel Gardeñes Santiago, Professor Titular at the Law School, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Enhancing and Limiting Citizenship Rights in EU Law: Towards a Right to Care?

Anna Maria Konsta, Lecturer at the Law School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki