Program of the Conference

Jean Monnet Chair International Conference

New Dimensions on EU Legal Studies”

Department of International and European Studies

University of Macedonia

“Developments and Challenges of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

 

Day 1: Thursday 14 February 2013

Venue: University of Macedonia, Ceremonies Auditorium

Registration: 15.00 – 16.00

16.00-16.30: Opening Session-welcome speech

-Professor Ioannis Hatzidimitriou, Rector of the University of Macedonia

-Professor George Spyropoulos, Head of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

– Calypso Goula,  Vice-Mayor of Thessaloniki on social solidarity and citizen protection

-Professor Vasilios Christianos, Director of the Centre of International and European Economic Law

-Dimitrios Zimianitis, Association of Public Prosecutors of Greece

-Nikolaos Valergakis, President of Thessaloniki Bar Association

-Professor Blanca Vila-Costa, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Professor Konstantinos Hatzikostantinou, Director of the Department of International Studies, Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

 

16.30- 16.40: Tribute to Demetrios Evrigenis

Despina Anagnostopoulou, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Jean Monnet Chair “New Dimensions on EU Legal Studies”

Session 1: Institutional Challenges within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

16.4017.50:First Sub-session

Chair: Nikolaos Valergakis, President of Thessaloniki Bar Association

The AFSJ: Accomplishments and Future Challenges,

Despina Anagnostopoulou, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Jean Monnet Chair “New Dimensions on EU Legal Studies”

The Institutional Developments of the AFSJ after the Lisbon Treaty: From “Legal and Institutional Schizophrenia” to Institutional Particularity?

Mihail Chrysomallis, Assistant professor in the Law Department of the Democritus University of Thrace

European Governance in the ASFJ,

George Voskopoulos, Elected Associate Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

17.50- 18.10: Coffee Break

18.10-19.30: Second Sub-session

Chair: Stelios Perrakis, Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University

Safeguarding the Fundamental Principles of Substantive Criminal Law in the EU: Basic Institutional Challenge of the AFSJ,

Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi, Professor in the Law Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Institutions of Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters. Assessment and Prospects,

Dimitrios Zimianitis, Public Prosecutor, Court of the First Instance of Athens, Secretary General of the Association of Public Prosecutors of Greece, former Consultant at the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union

Towards the Constitutionalisation of the ASFJ,

Lina Papadopoulou, Assistant Professor in the Law Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Jean Monnet Chair “European Constitutional Law and Constitutional Culture”

Discussion – Interventions

19.30-19.45: Coffee Break

19.45-21.30: Session 2: Fundamental Rights and European Values in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Chair: Vassilios Skouris, President of the European Court of Justice, Director in the Centre of International and European Economic Law

Policies of the ASFJ and Human Rights after the Treaty of Lisbon: Tensions and Perspectives in Light of the New Challenges,

Stelios Perrakis, Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University, Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam, “Democracy and Human Rights in the EU”, Director of the European Centre for Research and Training for Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

The Challenge of the EU Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights,

Christos Rozakis, President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe, former Judge and Vice-Persident of the European Court of Human Rights, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Political Science, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens

The Rule of Law in ASFJ,

Virginia Tzortzi, Research Associate, Departments of Law and Political Science, Democritus University of Thrace

New Developments in Personal Data Protection,

Zoe Kardasiadou, Lawyer, Head of Unit of the Auditors Department, Hellenic Data Protection Authority, Athens

 

Discussion – Interventions

 

Day 2: Friday 15 February 2013

Venue: University of Macedonia, Ceremonies Auditorium

10.30-14.00 Session 3: The Area of Security and the Links Between Migration and Security in the light of new power equilibrium of Member States

10.30-12.15 Sub-session 1

Chair: Ilias Kouskouvelis, Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, ex Rector of the University of Macedonia

The Area of Security in the EU- from Schengen to Prüm: Striving for Security Undermines Freedom?

Donatos Papayiannis, Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Panteion University

European borders, Immigration and Security: Challenges for EU and Greece,

Mary Anagnou, PhD candidate, Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University

Freedom, Mobility and Security in the European Union: a Fifty Years Trajectory of Justice and Home Affairs,

Didier Bigo, Professor of War Studies King’s College London, MCU Research Professor Sciences-Po Paris, (skype-call 11.30) – Interpretation into Greek provided

Discussion

12.15-12.30: Coffee break

12.30-14.00 Sub-session 2

Chair: Donatos Papayiannis, Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Panteion University

The FRONTEX’s action

Democritos Tziritis, Real Admiral (retired), former member of FRONTEX, Warsaw

Access to EURODAC Data by Law Enforcement Authorities for the Prevention, Detection and Investigation of Terrorist Offenses and Other Serious Criminal Offenses,

Niovi Vavoula, Phd candidate, Queen Mary, University of London

The Internal/External Security Nexus and the Role of the European External Action Service,

Fotini Bellou, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

Discussion

15.00-21.30: Session 4: Border Management, Migration and Asylum

Chair: Paroula Naskou-Perraki, Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

15.00-15.30: Introduction – The European Citizen and the Europe-Direct Network

Katerina Roumelioti, Europe Direct Office in Central Macedonia, American Farm School

15.30-18.30 First Sub-session: EU Migration Policy

The Schengen Acquis and the EU Visa Policy

Revecca-Emmanuela Papadopoulou, Assistant Professor in the Law Department, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens

Challenges of the European Migration Policy: temporary or permanent immigration?

Philippe de Bruycker, Professor, Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute in Firenze, Coordinator of the Odysseus Academic Network (skype 16.00 – 16.45). – Interpretation into Greek provided

The Directive 2008/115/EC on Common Standards and Procedures in Member States for Returning Illegally Staying Third-Country Nationals and the Case-Law of the Court of Justice of EU

Maria Condou-Durande, Legal Counsellor of the European Commission’s Legal Service in Brussels

The Contradictions on “Solidarity Crime” in France under an Ethical Philosophy Approach – A Case of Conflict between Immigration Law and the Duty to Assist,

Ioannis Papadopoulos, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Visiting Professor, School of Political Sciences, Paris

Xenophobia in a Multicultural Europe: A Values Oriented Approach

Nikolaos Gaitenides, PhD Candidate in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

Racism and Xenophobia in Greece

Despina Syrri, Director of the organisation “Symbiosis” and member of the “Council for the Integration of Immigrants”

Discussion- Intervention

18.30-18.50 Coffee Break

18.50-21.30 Second Sub-session: Asylum Policy

Chair: Petros Mastakas, International Protection Officer, UNHCR Office in Greece

EU Asylum Policy and Regulations Dublin ΙΙ και ΙΙΙ,

Ioannis Papageorgiou, Elected Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and President of the Working Group of the EU Council on Asylum during the Cyprus Presidency in Brussels

The Case of Environmental Refugees in the EU

Anna Gizari, Assistant Professor in the Law Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Extra-territorial Procedures of Asylum in EU

Eleni Koutsouraki, PhD Candidate, co-tutelle: Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and Panteion University

The Legal Protection of Third-Country Asylum Seekers. Critical Approach of the Existing National Framework and the recent Case-law.

Christos Detsaridis, Assistant Professor in the Law Department, Democritus University of Thrace

Undocumented long-term resident immigrants and third country nationals who are not eligible for return: the “accursed consequence” of the European policies on migration and asylum,

Andeas Takis, Assistant Professor in the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, former Secretary General on Migration Policy in the Ministry of Interior

20.30-21.30 Interventions – Discussion

The activities of the Asylum Office in Greece

Maria Mourmouri, Regional Asylum Office in Thessaloniki

Activities of the Municipality of Thessaloniki on immigrants and asylum seekers,

Calypso Goula, Vice-Mayor on social solidarity and citizen protection, Municipality of Thessaloniki

Fundamental Rights and Illegal Immigrants: MSS v. Belgium and Greece and Hirsi v. Italy,

Errica Loram, PhD Candidate in the School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Unaccompanied Minors,

Irida Pandiri, Social worker, ARSIS-Association for the Social Support of Youth

Social rights for refugees and asylum seekers and their integration prospects in the Greek legal order,

Antonios Spathis, Lawyer, Member of the Administrative Council of Hellenic League for Human Rights

Refugees’ Protection and integration policies in Greece as a host-country,

Effie Gelastopoulou, Social Worker, Greek Council for Refugees

 

Day 3: Saturday 16 February 2013

Venue: Dimitrios Evrigenis Amphitheater, Centre of International and European Economic Law.

9.30- 10.00: Arrival

10.00-12.15: Session 5: IntegrationinCivilJusticeat Peak or in the Doldrums? What is the next step?

Chair: Professor Anastasia Grammatikaki Alexiou, Professor in the Law Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The principle of Mutual Recognition in Regulation Brussels I and its Amendment Regulation, (Reg. (EC) 44/2001 and now Reg. (EU) 1215/2012)

Miquel Gardenes, Professor in the Law School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona – Interpretation into Greek provided

The Nationality Link in the Rules for Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction-in particular the Case of Dual Nationality and the Principle of ‘Nationalité Effective’,

Haris Tagaras, Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, Pantion University, former Judge at the Court for Public Administration of European Union, Luxembourg

The Personal and Legal Status of the Stateless Persons,

Zoi Papasiopi-Passia, Professor in the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Limits of Harmonization of Procedural Laws,

Vasilios Christianos, Professor in the Law Department of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Director of the Centre of International and European Economic Law, Thessaloniki

About a Possible Codification of the EU Private International Law: a Look on Issues of Procedure and Substance in order to Achieve AFSJ,

Blanca Vila-Costa, Professor in the Law School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Honorary Doctor of University of Macedonia – Interpretation into Greek provided

Discussion-Interventions

12.15-12.30: Coffee Break

12.30-14.30 Session 6: Pushing the European Integration on Criminal Justice to the Edge

Chair: Stephanos Pavlou, Professor and Deputy Director of the Law School, Democritus University of Thrace

The Case of Money Laundering and Corruption,

Stavros Katsios, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting, Vice Rector, Ionian University, Corfu

The European Arrest Warrant and its Implementation – Time for a change?

Ioanna Kyritsaki, Research Associate in the Law Department of the Democritus University of Thrace

The Example of Electronic Crime,

Kostantinos Kouroupis, PhD Candidate in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia

Comparison of Criminal Harmonization: The EU Approach in comparison with the USA,

John Naziris, Dr. Juris, Research Associate of the Law Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Interventions- Discussion

Conclusions of the Conference  

Despina Anagnostopoulou, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Jean Monnet Chair “New Dimensions on EU Legal Studies”.

 

 

Administrative Support: Georgia Theodora Intze

In Kind Sponsors:

Thessaloniki Bar Association

Nomiki Bibliothiki

Europe-Direct