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Thursday, 20 October 2011 Library of the University of Amsterdam, Doelenzaal Organized in conjunction with Inaugural Lecture Professor Deirdre Curtin

Event details of First ACELG Annual Conference on 'Open EU Decision Making'
Date 20 October 2011
Time 09:30 -17:00

Introduction to conference

This conference aims to highlight the principle of openness as expressed in Article 1 of the Treaty of the European Union and to explore its implications across the different levels of power, legislative, executive and judicial. In this manner it adopts a legal-institutional approach that goes beyond the ‘usual’ equation of transparency with access to documents. The speakers combine both established scholars and younger scholars who have just finished (or almost), relevant doctoral research in the field.

Inaugural Lecture

The conference precedes and complements Professor Curtin’s inaugural lecture, titled 'Top Secret Europe'

Speakers & Discussants

In order of appearance

  • Anne Elizabeth Stie, University of Oslo - ARENA
  • Christine Neuhold, University of Maastricht
  • Emilio de Capitani, European Parliament, LIBE Committee
  • Thomas Beukers, University of Utrecht
  • Kathalijne Buitenweg, ACELG, former MEP
  • Joana Mendes, ACELG
  • Guri Rosén, University of Oslo - ARENA
  • Paolo Ponzano, former Director of Task Force 'Future of the European Union and institutional questions' & EUI
  • Mark Bovens, University of Utrecht School of Governance
  • Madalina Busuioc, ACELG
  • Bruno de Witte, Maastricht University & EUI
  • Ross Carrick, University of Oxford
  • Christina Timmermans, former judge European Court of Justice
  • Thomas Vandamme, ACELG
  • Christina Eckes, ACELG


Download here the programme.

Date and Venue

  • Conference
    Thursday, 20 October 2011, 9.30 - 15.30
    Library of the University of Amsterdam, Doelenzaal
    Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam
  • Inaugural Lecture
    Thursday, 20 October 2011, 16.00 - 17.00
    Aula of the University of Amsterdam
    Singel 411, 1012 WN Amsterdam

Contact and Registration

Participation in the conference is free of charge. For organizational reasons, we ask you to register, using the Conference Registration Form below.

For more information, or any questions you might have, please send an email to