In the context of the academic workshop on ‘The EU & its Member States Joint Participation in International Agreements’, we would like to invite legal and political science scholars to contribute either a theoretical legal reflection on the nature of the EU and its Member States’ joint participation in international agreements; or a case-based contribution analyzing concrete examples of international agreements with joint participation of the EU and its Member States from EU and international law perspectives.
The workshop, to be held on 15-17 April 2020 at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva, is organized within the Geneva Transformative Governance Lab and is part of broader reflections on fragmegrative dynamics in multilevel governance systems under the stress of globalization. It will consist of 4 to 5 panels with one chair and one discussant. For each panel, the organizing committee will select 3 to 4 papers which will be discussed by the Professors invited to the workshop. The planned panels are, subject to change:

1. The EU and its Member States’ joint participation in international agreements: EU Law perspective;
2. The EU and its Member States’ joint participation in international agreements: international law perspective;
3. The UK’s (un)certain participation in EU mixed agreements after Brexit: casestudies of various agreements;
4. An attempt to classify the international agreements which include the EU and its Member States as contracting parties.

For this academic workshop, we invite submissions addressing, but not limited to, the following questions:

  • How should we differentiate between the various forms of EU and its Member States’ joint participation in international agreements?
  • What is the nature of the EU Member States’ participation in mixed agreements?
  •  What is the status of the EU Member States parties’ under EU mixed agreements? Are EU law considerations relevant for third parties to such agreements?
  • Regarding its participation to mixed agreements concluded while a Member State of the EU, what happens if a Member State leaves the EU? (Theoretical but also practical questions analyzing for example one or several mixed agreements as case-study).

CALL FOR PAPERS

Please send your paper proposal (no more than 500 words) and one-page CV to gtglab@unige.ch by 13 January 2020.

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