Centrum Doskonałości Jeana Monneta

Study visit in the CJEU – report

On the days 05-12.03.2017 the members of Center of Excellence of Jean Monnet (CEJM) at the University of Wrocław, the PhD Candidates in the Chair of International and European Law at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economy of University of Wrocław: mgr Monika Setkowicz, mgr Ewa Matlochova, mgr Tomasz Dąbrowski, mgr Krzysztof Jankowski, mgr Jan Ludwik and the winner of the contest organized by the CEJM, mgr Ewa Bobin, under the leadership and supervision of Director CEJM, prof. Dagmara Kornobis-Romanowska, participated in the study visit in the Court of Justice of European Union in Luxembourg and in the library visit in Trier, organized by the CEJM.

During the visit in Luxemobourg, the PhD Candidate participated in the hearing before the Court of Justice in the case C-52/16 SEGRO – C-113/16 Horváth. Before the hearing the judgment rendered in the case C-390/15  Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich (RPO) was announced too.

The PhD Candidate had also a possibility to participate in three seminars with the Polish Judges of the Court – prof. Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk and prof. Nina Półtorak – as well as with the Advocate General of Court of Justice, prof. Maciej Szpunar. During these meeting the participants were been given an unique opportunity to discuss their research fields and scientific interests with the renowed scholars and learnt also about the practical aspects of work of the Judges and Advocate General.

The members of CEJM had also an opporunity to visit the main building of CJEU, located in Kirchberg, the district of Luxembourg being the center for business and institutions of the EU in the capital of Great Duchy. The guided tour included a visit to the hearing rooms, work office of Judges and learning about the history of the buliding and its architecture, made in reference to a steel and coal.

The major part of the study visit was devoted to the individual study time in the official library of the CJEU and in the library of the University of Trier, where the CEJM members had a chance to benefit from lavish collections of EU law-related publications, what hopefully will be relfected in their future research.

Last, but definitely not least, the CEJM team would like to thank all the Director of CEJM, the Judges of the Court and the Advocate General – for giving us the opportunity of such memorable meetings and a chance to benefit from them.

mgr Monika Setkowicz
Sekretarz CEJM