Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Meet current, former and future Master students of European law

at an informal gathering about a topical EU Law issue

23June2016 17:30 - 19:00


ACELG and the section European Law organize an event to bring together current Master Students of European Law, alumni and prospective students. The topical issue: The UK referendum on 23 June

For whom?

  • Are you currently a Master student of European Law and interested in meeting your colleagues and lecturers informally before your studies end?
  • Are you considering a Master in European law and would you like to get a chance to meet the current Master students and your future lecturers?
  • Are you a graduate of our Master and interested in getting back in touch?

Then sign up for our meeting on the UK referendum. This is a chance to learn more about a topical EU Law issue and to meet former, current and future Master students.

The programme

17:15 room open

17:30 – 17:45 talk on the UK referendum by Christina Eckes

17:45 – 18:00 Q&A session

18:00 – 19:00 informal gathering over drinks and snacks

The UK’s In-Or-Out Referendum – The European law perspective

After many years of broad support for the EU, successive Eurobarometer polls nowadays sketch a picture of a citizenry that is increasingly disenchanted with the EU and its institutions. The most vivid example of these developments is offered by the United Kingdom. On 23 June 2016, UK citizens will vote in a referendum whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. Irrespective of the outcome of the UK referendum, the fact that a referendum about EU membership is held as such is an extraordinary sign of disenchantment with the EU.

The UK referendum raises a host of difficult legal questions. What would life for the UK really look like outside of the EU? What are the alternatives to EU membership for the UK? What are the consequences of these alternatives? Can you control free movement of people? Does the UK gain more autonomy in her foreign relations? Does Brexit lead to more self-determination of UK citizens?

From an EU perspective similar questions should be asked: What should the EU learn from the UK referendum? Can the EU offer real answers to the popular disenchantment without losing its ability to solve pressing political problems? 

Christina Eckes, Associate Professor of European Law at the University of Amsterdam and Adjunct Director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, will give a short talk, followed by a discussion and drinks.

Attendance and registration

Attendance is free. Please help us organizing this event by registering. Room capacity is limited.

Published by  ACELG