7th Young European Law Scholars Conference (YELS 2024)
A Union of Crisis: In Search of Constitutional Resilience
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law

6-7 June 2024

Conveners: Jaka Kukavica and Marjan Kos


Thursday, 06.06.2024
13:30 – 14:00         Coffee and Registration

14:00 – 14:15         Welcome and introduction from the Dean and the organisers

14:15 – 15:00         Opening Keynote

“What Constitution for the Future of a Resilient EU?”
Matej Avbelj (New University, Ljubljana)

15:00 – 16:00         Panel I – General Principles of EU Crisis Law
Guido Bellenghi (Maastricht University) – Neither Normalcy Nor Crisis: Defining the Emergency Under EU Law
Eftychia Constantinou (European University Institute) – The CJEU and a Tale of Three Crises

Chair: Tilen Štajnpihler Božič (University of Ljubljana)
Commentator: Matej Avbelj (New University, Ljubljana)

16:00 – 16:30          Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00          Panel II – The Rule of Law Crisis

Guillermo Iniguez (University of Oxford) – Fifty Shades of Democratic Backsliding
Miriam Schuler and Darren Harvey (King’s College London) – A New Approach to Constitutional Crisis Prevention: Article 2 TEU as an Obligation to Protect
Jock Gardiner (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) – Constitutional Conventions and the Rule of Law – A Blind Spot in the European Commission’s Approach to the Rule of Law

Chair: Ylenia Maria Citino (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
Commentator: Iris Goldner Lang (University of Zagreb)

19:00                        Conference Dinner (speakers, chairs, and commentators)

Friday, 07.06.2024
08:30 – 09:00         Morning Coffee

09:00 – 10:30         Panel III – Critical Perspectives on EU Crisis Law

Silvia Talavera Lodos (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) – Lack of Housing as a Human Rights Crisis in the European Union: A Critical Conceptual Approach
Martino Reviglio (University of Torino) – Crisis, Managerialism and the Consolidation of a Soft Migration Governance: Insights from Tunisia
Jie Ouyang (University of Groningen) – Embedded Consumer

Chair: Ana Samobor (University of Ljubljana)
Commentator: Damjan Kukovec (General Court of the European Union)

10:30 – 11:00          Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00          Panel IV – The EU and the World in Crises

Miguel Mota Delgado (European University Institute) – Crises and the Coming of the Geoeconomic Union
Yuliya Miadzvetskaya (Université libre de Bruxelles) – EU Sanctions in Emergency Context of the Russain War Against Ukraine and Fundamental Rights
Thomas Verellen (Utrecht University) – Democratizing EU Unilateral Trade Policy: Necessary and Possible?
Ewa Bujak (Kozminski University) – Escaping into Economic Security: How can European Union use Foreign Direct Investment Screening in Times of Crises, Lessons from the United States

Chair: Maruša Tekavčič Veber (University of Ljubljana)
Commentator: Peter Van Elsuwege (Ghent University)

 13:00 – 13:15          Closing Ceremony

13:15 – 14:00           Lunch


The organization of this event would not be possible without our respectable partners.
Schoenherr Slovenia Slovenian Bar Association Fabiani Petrovič Jeraj Rejc Senica | Andersen