Family Reunification: An EU Law Perspective

11-10-2019 van 09:00 tot 17:30
Facultaire Raadzaal, Campus Aula, Universiteit Gent
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Workshop to discuss the right to family reunification from an EU law perspective.

The Ghent European Law Institute organises a workshop to discuss the right to family reunification from an EU law perspective. Originally, family reunification functioned as a catalyst for free movement within the EU internal market. Ever since, its scope of applicability was stretched and has evolved. Especially the introduction of European citizenship and the EU Charter of fundamental rights resulted in new challenges and legal questions surrounding the delineation between the national and EU competence to regulate family reunification in the European Union. The workshop will tackle these issues, with a particular focus on recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Academics and practitioners with an interest in the topic are very welcome to join the debate. Participation is free, but registration is required via, before 9 October 2019.

09.00-09.30 Registration and Coffee
09.30-09.35 Welcome Peter Van Elsuwege (Ghent University)
09.35-11.00 First panel: Fragmentation in Family Reunification Chair: Sybe de Vries (Utrecht University)
09.30-09.50 The Right to Family Reunification in a Multi-Layered Legal Order Hester Kroeze (Ghent University)
09.50-10.10 A Typology of Legal Regimes in Family Reunification Anne Staver (Oslo University)
10.10-10.30 The (In)Coherence of Legal Regimes in Family Reunification Mark Klaassen (Leiden University)
10.30-11.00 Plenary Debate
11.30-13.00 Second panel: Eligibility for Family Reunification: Two Paths, Still No Clarity? Chair: Jinske Verhellen (Ghent University)
11.30-11.50 Double Nationality in Family Reunification: Fault or Feature? David de Groot (EU-CITZEN Network)
11.50-12.10 Equality in Family Reunification: Are Some more Equal than Others? Dimitry Kochenov (Groningen University)
12.10-12.30 Revisiting Ruiz Zambrano: Revolution or Much to do about Nothing? Hanneke van Eijken (Utrecht University)
12.30-13.00 Plenary Debate
14.00-15.30 Third panel: The Internal Market Roots of Family Reunification Chair: Inge Govaere (Ghent University)
14.00-14.20 The Relationship between Free Movement and Family Life: Does it Still Exist Today? Chiara Berneri (BPP University)
14.20-14.40 The Internal Market: Catalyst or Confinement of Family Reunification? Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht University)
14.40-15.00 Abusus Non Tollit Usum: Can Family Reunification Rights be Abused? Alina Tryfonidou (Reading University)
15.00-15.30 Plenary Debate
16.00-17.30 Fourth panel: Citizenship, Fundamental Rights and Family Reunification Chair: Ellen Desmet (Ghent University)
16.00-16.20 Family Life as the Cornerstone of Family Reunification? Dora Kostakopoulou (Warwick University)
16.20-16.40 What are the Children’s Best Interests? Ellen Nissen (Radboud University Nijmegen)
16.40-17.00 Shaping the Substance of Rights through Proportionality? Martijn van den Brink (Oxford University)
17.00-17.30 Plenary Debate