Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: The General Principles of EU Law, 29–30 June 2018

CELI hosted this two-day workshop, which brought together participants from over 50 academic institutions across Europe, and will explore the theory, content, role and function of general principles in EU law.

'Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: The General Principles of EU Law' is part of a project co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme and the British Academy. It brought together academics and experts from all over Europe to explore the role, function and potential of General Principles of EU law as a tool to manage the interaction of legal regimes and orders.

Date and time: 29 and 30 June 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Venue: College Court, Knighton Rd, Leicester LE2 3UF (Maps and directions)

Booking: This event is free of charge, but places are limited. If you wish to attend, please email

More information about the project is available on the European Commission's website.

Further details about the workshop available in the programme.


1. Definition and Function of General Principles: Theory and Perspectives from Comparative and International Law

2. Constitutional Foundations

3. Competences and Institutional Issues

4. Substantive Rationales of the EU

5. Equality and Non-Discrimination

6. Free Movement, Social, Labour and Migration Law

7. Private Law

8. Regulatory Law

9. Environmental and Energy Law

10. External Relations

11. Criminal Law, Security and Policing

Erasmus + co-funding

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