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Brexit and the future of the EU

Thursday 30 November 2017 - Friday 1 December 2017
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Klein Auditorium

During this two-day conference, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Europa Instituut of Leiden University, leading scholars of EU law will address both the short and the-long term legal and constitutional questions surrounding Brexit. The first part of the conference focuses on the tremendous legal challenges surrounding the exit and the creation of a new legal framework governing EU-UK relations. This includes the Article 50 process, the exit agreement, the potential interim agreement, possible regimes for trade, financial services and investment after an exit, and the Area of Freedom Security and Justice post-Brexit.  The second part subsequently focuses on the future of the EU. Combining national and EU perspectives, we address the important questions what the EU, if anything, should learn from Brexit, and how an EU of 27 could be improved to address the deeper fault lines underlying Brexit.

The conference is linked to a special issue of the Common Market Law Review which will be published in the first half of 2018.

Draft Programme


Attendance is by invitation only. Seating is limited and we kindly ask you to register before 
1 November.

Registration form


The IBIS hotel Leiden Centre has reserved a number of rooms for the Brexit and the Future of the EU conference at the university rate of € 79,00 p/n for a single room (including breakfast). The IBIS hotel is ideally located opposite Leiden Central station and 15 minutes’ walk from the conference venue. Please send an email before 10 October 2017 to H8087-RE@accor.com and include the code 'UNIV291117' to book a room.

Hotel Nieuw Minerva also has rooms on offer for €83,00 p/n for a single room (including breakfast). Please send an email, including your credit card number and expiry date (preferably before 1 November 2017) to hotel@nieuwminerva.nl and include the code '291117 Europa Instituut' to book a room. 

We can also recommend Hotel De Doelen, Hotel Tulip Inn and Hotel Golden Tulip.

Practical information

Directions, accommodation, venue

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