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Introduction to the EU Legal System

Fee: 150€    
Target Group 
This module is addressed to all those concerned by European Union law and the set-up of its legal system, such as civil servants working in both, the Member States’ and EU administrations, as well as judges, lawyers, members of the legal and judicial professions, academics, private sector practitioners and all other interested parties.

Content
The module provides an insight into the specific legal nature of the EU and the main features of its legal system. Based on general principles of EU law, primary law (Treaties), secondary law (directives, regulations, decisions) and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, it provides an overview of the main characteristics of EU law such as primacy, direct effect and state liability.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module participants will gain a solid understanding of the specificity of the EU legal system, a comprehensive overview of rights conferred to individuals as well as obligations imposed on the Member States by EU law. The objective of the module is also to clarify the relation between EU law and national laws of the Member States.
Igor Dizdarevic
Lecturer
Expertise
Structural Funds;Public Procurement / PPP;Environment;EU Law;European Integration;Fundamentals Rules, Rights and Principals;Mutual Recognition of Diplomas;

Bio

Igor Dizdarevic is a Lecturer at EIPA’s Luxembourg Centre. He holds a Bachelor and Master degree in International Law, from Jean Moulin Lyon III University. He also holds a bilingual French/Spanish Master degree from the Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, Paris) with a focus on EU affairs and public administration. His professional experience includes positions as parliamentary assistant (French parliament), as well as legal researcher and lobbyist on EU environmental law and policy for a major French environmental company in Brussels. Since 2007, he has worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg, preparing proposals for and implementing EU funded projects in the field of Structural Funds, as well as infrastructure projects in environment, energy, transport, water management, etc. He has also provided consultancy services for the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, designing trainings and drafting guides and manuals for national officials in EU Member States and neighbouring countries.


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