2) Second Annual Conference of the Czech Association for European Studies “From the Eastern Partnership to the Association – The Great Debate” was organised by Department of European Law at the Faculty of Law of Palacky University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Czech Association for European Studies. The conference took place on 17th to 18th of June 2013 at the Czernin Palace in Prague.
This conference represented the final output of the Jean Monnet Research project granted by the European Commission, involving the scholars from the Czech Republic (Assoc. Prof. Siskova from Palacky University), Germany (Prof. Müller-Graff from University in Heildeberg), Ukraine (Assoc. Prof. Petrov from Kiev-Mohyla University in Kiev) and Slovakia (Prof. Kunova from Comenius University in Bratislava).
The mentioned conference constituted a significant forum for the exchange of views concerning the current issues and future prospects of the Eastern Partnership. The conference involved researchers from EU Members States as well as from the Eastern Partnership countries. The representatives of the Union institutions (incl. judges of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the EU) were also invited.
3) First Annual Conference of the Czech Association for European Studies “New Challenges for the European Union” took place on 9th – 10th November 2011 at the premises of University of Economics in Prague.
The first of series of annual conferences organised by the Czech Association for European Studies was constituted as a forum for exchange of views and involved discussion panels covering current issues of areas of research in economics, law and political science relating to European Union studies. In the framework of the conference, the awards of the Association for significant scientific contributions were granted to prominent scholars for the first time.
4) The lecture of the Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, Ing. Mgr. Jan Michal, with the title “Communication Role of the Representation of the European Commission in EU Member States” was organised in Prague.
The lecture was held at the headquarters of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic in Prague on 5th 2011. The presentation of Jan Michal focused on synergies between communication strategies at national and European level.
5) The seminar on “The Changes of Statehood in the Process of Europeanisation” took place in the Senate on 15th September 2010.
Czech Association for European Studies has significantly contributed to the organization of the seminar “Changes of Statehood in the Process of Europeanisation ‘, that took place in the premises of the upper parliamentary chamber, in Waldstein palace in Prague. The seminar was held in the presence of ca. 40 participants on 15th September 2010 in Waldstein Palace, the seat of the Czech Senate. Opening speech was given by the former judge of the German Federal Constitutional Court, Prof. Dieter Grimm. Following contributions were complemented by the vice-president of the Czech Constitutional Court Eliška Wagnerová and Vojtech Belling from the Office of the Government. In their speeches, lecturers focused primarily on the concept of state sovereignty, where the German guest presented the doctrinal shift allowing to retain the concept of sovereignty as a fundamental quality of the state for the situation when some sovereign powers are transferred to the European Union. The contributions in the subsequent discussion mentioned the crucial role of constitutional courts in maintaining the constitutional identity of Member States. In this context, the debate focused in particular on consequences of the recent decision of the German Constitutional Court in Mangold – Honeywell case.
6) The conference „Changes brought up by the Lisbon Treaty, its Influence on European and International Law and the Questions Concerned“ took place on 27th and 28th May 2010 in the framework of the series of Olomouc Legal Days.
The Faculty of Law of Olomouc University traditionally organizes the series of Olomouc Legal Days. In their framework, changes brought up by the Lisbon Treaty were put into the center of academic debate. The conference programme can be downloaded zde.
7) The seminar “Where does the EU really go? What are the Czech perspectives and interests? Or has the Czech lump already been melted?” presented current EU issues at the University of Economics in Prague.
This event was organised by Czech Association for European Studies, European Studies Centre and Department of World Economics of University of Economics in Prague, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and BXL Consulting. It took place on 13 May 2010 at the premises of the University of Economics.