2021 Network Conference on Europe in 2021, online (organized by Lille)

EUROPE IN 2021 13th Conference of the Legal Research Network

(Bristol, ELTE Budapest, Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille, Turku, and Uppsala)

24 September 2021, online (organized by Université de Lille)

The Law Faculties of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille, Turku and Uppsala cordially invite PhD students and Academics to participate in the 13th annual Legal Research Network Conference on 24 September 2021. The conference will be hosted (online) by the doctoral school of the University Lille.

Aim of the Legal Research Network Conference

The conference of the Legal Research Network (LRN) aims at creating a stimulating research environment and a common space for senior and junior scholars to present and discuss international oriented legal research. The conference provides for the opportunity for PhD students to present their research and discuss their ideas with Academics from the different Universities, members of the Legal Research Network, in a number of panels. The conference language is English.

2021 Conference Theme

Europe in 2021: what sense of belonging, what kind of vulnerabilities, what roles for new economic collaborations in the digital age?

  • What sense of belonging?

The rights linked to the status of citizen of the European Union, which is intended to be the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States, have been widely extended by the Court of Justice of the EU. In particular, they contribute to the establishment of a European family law, despite the different conceptions of the Member States in this area. In addition to freedom of movement and residence for European citizens and their family members, European citizenship confers other types of rights, particularly political rights.

This call for papers has for first aim to encourage a discussion on the significance and implications of European citizenship, on the evolution of the rights linked to the status of citizen and the multiple consequences of the loss of European citizenship, not only in general but also in the specific case of the withdrawal of a Member State from the EU.

  • What kind of vulnerabilities?

The Covid-19 crisis shows the importance of questioning/challenging all kinds of vulnerabilities in Europe (disability, old age, work, environment, childhood). The health vision of vulnerabilities can certainly no longer abandon a larger vision that fully integrates medico-social and environmental issues.

This call for papers has for second aim to encourage a discussion on a renewed consideration of vulnerabilities in a globalized society.

  • What roles for new economic collaborations in the digital age?

This question is related to the digitalisation of the world and the resulting tremendous creativity that has led to the emergence of new collaborative spaces (online platforms, blockchains, etc.). The number of people, individuals or professionals, likely to come into contact has thus grown at a sizable rate. In addition, the use of digital technology has led to innovative and economically promising relational practices. These “New economic collaborations” challenge the established legal orders and therefore question not only lawyers but also specialists from other scientific disciplines (economists, managers, sociologists, psychologists, etc.).

The Call for Papers has for third aim to encourage a discussion on the fundamental and operational consequences of this evolution.

The programme of the 2021 Network Conference on Europe in 2021 can be found here.

Conference Organization

  • Pr. Johanne SAISON, Director of the doctoral school
  • Pr. Juliette SENECHAL, Assistant director of the doctoral school
  • Dr. Sophie RANCHY, Coordinator of the doctoral school
  • Mr. Quentin LOÏEZ, Phd Student

For questions and queries, either contact your local faculty representative in the organizing committee or contact Juliette Sénéchal (juliette.senechal@univ-lille.fr) or Sophie Ranchy (sophie.ranchy@univ-lille.fr).