The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg has launched a call for abstracts, inviting young researchers to actively participate in a colloquium on the “Current Challenges for EU Cross-Border Litigation in a Changing Procedural Environment”. The colloquium will precede a larger conference hosted together with the CJEU on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Brussels Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.
The call is open to young professors, post-docs and advanced PhD students, until 15 April 2018.
The selected candidates will be expected to present a paper during the colloquium hosted in Luxembourg on 26 September, and present a poster during the conference that follows on 27-28 September.
While the colloquium aims to look ahead to the current and future challenges for cross-border litigation, the conference – organised in collaboration with the CJEU – will look back on 50 years of European civil procedure and discuss the impact and importance of the Brussels Regime for European integration. The candidates’ papers will then be included in the conference proceedings, along with the contributions of members of the CJEU and procedural law scholars. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.