On Thursday, 4 June 2020, New University hosted the e-academic forum dedicated to the launch of the book on »The Impact of European Institutions on the Rule of Law and Democracy: Slovenia and Beyond«.
The speakers – Wojciech Sadurski (Challis Chair in Jurisprudence, The University of Sydney Law School), Gabor Halmai (Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, European University Institute), Bojan Bugarič (Professor of Law, The University of Sheffield), Jernej Letnar Černič (Associate Professor of Human Rights, The New University) and Matej Avbelj (Professor of European Law, The New University) – took the book as its point of departure to discuss, in particular, the following questions:
What are the differences and similarities of the crises of constitutional democracy in Central Europe, with a special focus on Hungary, Poland and Slovenia?
What could and should be done about it on the national and supranational level?
All three autors of the book – dr. Matej Avbelj (rector of the New University), dr. Jernej Letnar Černič (Vice-Dean of the European Faculty of Law) and dr. Gorazd Justinek (Dean of the Faculty of Government and European Studies) – participated in the discussion at the presentation of the book.
On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, New University hosted a third in a series of Academic Fora dedicated to the Future of the European Union, entitled: Migrations, EU and armed forces.
The chair, dr. Liliana
Brožič, was joined by three distinguished speakers:
dr. Branimir Furlan (Military advisor of the Minister of defence),
Boštjan Šefic (Secretary, advisor of the Minister of defence) in
dr. Rok Svetlič (Research Counsellor, Law Institute Science and Research Centre Koper).
The third Academic forum was intended to discuss future challenges in the field of the EU’s joint foreign and security policy, with a focus on migration to the EU and the role of the armed forces in protecting the Schengen borders. Slovenia also faces some problems with the police and the Slovenian Armed Forces in protecting the state border, which indicates that migration is a very important topical issue. That’s why the discussion also offered possible solutions to tackle illegal migration more successfully in the future, both at national and EU level.
A video of a discusion can be viewed at: Euniverza.
On Thursday, 12 December 2019, New University hosted a second in a series of Academic Fora dedicated to the Future of the European Union. The series is conducted within a framework of the research project entitled “The Integral Theory of the Future of the European Union”.
Speakers of Academic Forum – dr. Matej Avbelj (research project leader), H.E. Florence Ferrari (French Ambassador to Slovenia), Ulla Hudina Kmetič (Acting Head at European Commission Representation), dr. Katarina Vatovec (Assistant Professor of European Law) – were talking about legacy of the Treaty of Lisbon, its strengths and weaknesses and the possibility of the Treaty change in the near future.
The two-day workshop entitled “Rethinking the European Framework”, organized by University of Udine, held on 11 and 12 October 2019 in Udine, offered very interesting discussions about the integration of the European Union. Speakers from different faculties and countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia) discussed the further development of the EU: Should the EU evolve towards a weaker or stronger political Union? In the direction of the united states of the EU or in the direction of a greater sovereignty of the Member States?
The first Academic forum was intended
for a discussion of the most imminent challenges of the future of the EU,
which, inter alia, include Brexit, new political directions of the
European Commission, Slovenian take on them and the background (academic) idea
of a new constitutional process for the European integration.
The chair, dr. Matej Avbelj, was
joined by three distinguished speakers:
H.E. Sophie Honey, British Ambassador to Slovenia
prof. dr. Peter Jambrek, Rector of the New University
mag. Igor Mally, State Secretary and Head of the Slovenian EU Presidency 2021
Academic forum was conducted within a
framework of the research project “The Integral Theory of the Future of the
European Union”, supported by the Slovenian Research Agency . It took place on Tuesday, 1 October 2019 in the Hall of Ivan
Hribar, at the New University in Ljubljana.