Speakers Bio Ms. Joyce De Coninck

Ms. Joyce De Coninck

Ghent University, Belgium 

Joyce De Coninck holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2013, Magna Cum Laude) as well as an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies – Free University of Brussels (2015, Summa Cum Laude).

Prior to her current position as an academic assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of European, Public and International Law, Joyce conducted research at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law for FreSsco – an EU mandated project concerning free movement of persons and social security coordination.

In addition, Joyce was a junior associate at Pappas and Associates – a European law firm in Brussels, where her tasks consisted primarily of writing applications and preparing cases for the Court of Justice of the European Union in various matters of EU law.

Her PhD research focuses on the legal responsibility of the European Union for human rights violations in the field of asylum and migration.