Programme

Saturday 29 August 2020

14:00 – 17:30   Registration of Participants in Congress Venue The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon (right next to train station Den Haag Centraal Station)

10.00 – 17.00   Young FIDE Seminar (Europa Institute, Leiden Law School, Leiden)

12.30 – 13.00   Welcome Coffee and Tea for the Steering Committee (Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn (New Babylon, The Hague))

13.00 – 14.00   Lunch of the Steering Committee (Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn)

14.00 – 17.00   Meeting of the FIDE Steering Committee (Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn)

17.30                     Transfer to the Welcome Reception by foot. Meeting point: the lounge of the Babylon Hotel

18.00 – 20.00   Welcome Reception (venue to be announced)

Welcome address: Thom de Graaf, vice-president of the Council of State

21:00 – 23.00   YEL event (venue to be announced)

Sunday 30 August 2020

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)

18:15 – 19.00   Transfer to evening venue by bus (departure from Babylon Hotel)

19:00 – 22:00   Dinner reception (venue to be announced)

Speech by Saskia Bruines, deputy major of The Hague and alderman for Economic Affairs, International Affairs and Municipal Services

22:00                    Transfer back to the Babylon Hotel

Monday 31 August 2020

08:30 – 09:30   Welcome Coffee and Tea

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

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee and tea 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 and tea break

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

18:15 – 18:45   Transfer to evening venue

18.30 – 23:00   Reception and gala dinner (venue to be announced)

23:00                    Transfer back to the Babylon Hotel

Tuesday 1 September 2020

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
Moderator: Rick Lawson, Professor, Europa Institute, Leiden University

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee and Tea break

11:30 – 11:45   Speech by Kees Sterk, president of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary

11:45 – 12:00   Speech by Laura Kövesi, the European Chief Prosecutor: EU criminal law cooperation and the role of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office

12:00 – 13:00   Presentation of the XXX FIDE Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2022, and final acknowledgements

Alexander Arabadjiev, President of FIDE 2022, Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU
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

13:00                   Closing