Provisional programme

Due to uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, admission to Social Events is subject to any measure as instructed by the Dutch government, the venue and/or event organizer at the time of the XXIX FIDE Congress. Admission to Social Events may, therefore, be limited. 

Wednesday 3 November 2021

14:00 – 17:00   Registration of Participants in Congress Venue (The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon (right next to train station Den Haag Centraal Station)

 

12.30 – 13.00   Welcome Coffee and Tea for the Steering Committee (New Babylon, The Hague)

13.00 – 14.00   Lunch of the Steering Committee

14.00 – 17.00   Meeting of the FIDE Steering Committee

17.30                     Transfer to the Welcome Reception by foot, meeting point: lounge Babylon Hotel

18.00 – 20.00   Welcome Reception (Hall of the Knights, the Hague)

Thursday 4 November 2021

08.30 – 09.30   Welcome Coffee and Tea and Registration of Participants (The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon)

09.30 – 10.45   Opening Ceremony – Welcome addresses

Corinna Wissels, President of FIDE 2020, State Councillor at the Council of State
Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Marc van der Woude, President of the General Court of the European Union
Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission

10:45 – 11:15   Coffee and Tea break

11:15 – 12:30   Plenary panel discussion – Fit for the Future: What Role for Europe at Home and in the World?

Caroline de Gruyter, Journalist, Writer and Speaker
Brigid Laffan, Professor and Director, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute
Luuk van Middelaar, Professor, Europa Institute, Leiden Law School
George Papaconstantinou, Professor, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute
Moderator: Amy Verdun, Professor, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science, Leiden

12:30 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 15:30   Parallel Working Groups – Session (I)

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee and Tea Break

16:00 – 17:30   Parallel Working Groups – Session (II)

19:30 – 23:00   YEL Event (venue to be announced)

Friday 5 November 2021

08:30 – 09:30   Welcome Coffee and Tea

09:30 – 11:00   Parallel Working Groups – Session (III)

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00   Parallel Working Groups – Session (IV)

13:00 – 14:15   Lunch

14:15 – 15:30   Parallel Working Groups – Session (V)

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30   Parallel Working Groups – Session (VI)

19.00 – 19:30   Transfer to the Kunstmuseum by bus (departure from Hotel New Babylon)

19.45 – 22:30   Walking Dinner Reception at the Kunstmuseum, the Hague

23:00                    Transfer back to the Hotel New Babylon

Saturday 6 November 2021

08:30 – 09:00   Welcome Coffee and Tea

09:00 – 09:45   Reports by the General Rapporteurs

09:45 – 11:00   Panel Discussion: The Role of Courts in Upholding the EU’s Foundational Values in Article 2 TEU

Susanne Baer, Judge at the German Constitutional Court
Thomas von Danwitz, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union
Siofra O’Leary, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights
David Kosar, Associate Professor, Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University                                                                      Kees Sterk, Senior Judge and Professor, Maastricht University                                                                                                      Moderator: Rick Lawson, Professor, Europa Institute, Leiden University  

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee and Tea break

11:30 – 11:45   Speech by Laura Kövesi, the European Chief Prosecutor: EU criminal law cooperation and the role of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

11:45 – 12:30   Presentation of the XXX FIDE Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, and final acknowledgements

Alexander Arabadjiev, Future President of FIDE , Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU
Corinna Wissels, President of FIDE 2021, State Councillor at the Council of State
Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union

13:00                    Closing