Olga Ceran speaks at summer school on European integration
On 18 July, Olga Ceran held a presentation titled ‘Family law in a united Europe: Child abduction and child relocation’ at a summer school on 'European integration at the Franco-Spanish border: A cross-border perspective' which took place at the Cité des Arts in Bayonne (France).
Building on her doctoral research, she discussed the scope and nature of EU legislation in the field of family law, as well as the many indirect ways in which EU law might exert influence on family matters remaining outside of the EU’s competence. In the context of broader discussions about European integration, she highlighted how family values are becoming an important element of 'culture wars' currently troubling the European Union and accompanying other political and legal challenges, such as democratic backsliding in some Member States.
The summer school on 'European integration at the Franco-Spanish border: A cross-border perspective' is part of a broader UNUM cross-border summer programme. The summer school offered a variety of perspectives on the topic of European integration, discussing questions such as: What is EU integration? What should it be? How do we see EU integration from the Franco-Spanish border? The aim of the course was to bring together expertise from various areas of law, engage in critical discussions on challenges and opportunities of European integration, and provide a starting point for further reflections on the matter. This year, the summer course was convened by Dr Ihintza Palacín Mariscal, an expert on language rights and a research manager at the CDRE - Centre de Documentation et de Recherches Européennes, UPPA University in Bayonne, France.