Filipe Brito Bastos, postdoctoral researcher at ACELG, was one of the four recipients of the Young Scholars Award of ReNEUAL (Research Networks for European Administrative Law) at its 10th anniversary conference on 6-7 June 2019 in Freiburg. The prize is intended to distinguish and encourage the work of the newer generation of scholars engaged in the research of European administrative law.
Filipe received the award for his article 'Derivative Illegality in European Composite Administrative Procedures', which was published in the Common Market Law Review in 2018. He presented that article before an audience of ReNEUAL members from across Europe. The article considers the constitutional difficulties of judicial review of joint administrative decision-making by national and EU authorities, when the EU's judicial system is designed for the review of measures taken at only either national or EU level. The Steering Committee of ReNEUAL, represented by Professor Jens-Peter Schneider, highlighted that it was "very much impressed" by Filipe's "excellent paper" and for his "intense commitment to EU Administrative Law".