THESEUS Summer School 2010

Freedom, security and justice as a common challenge - justice and home affairs in the EU after the treaty of Lisbon

Brussels 10/07 - 15/07/2010


The treaty of Lisbon that came into effect in December 2009 was an important reform step for the European Union. One of the fields that have undergone the most significant changes is the “Area of Freedom, Justice and Security”. As it touches upon key competences of the state, it has always been a major issue of debate and dispute.


The Seminar analysed what changes the treaty of Lisbon brought about for the “Area of Freedom, Justice and Security”, assessed the challenges for the EU in this policy area in view of efficiency and legitimacy in the years to come, and advised on potentials and limits for further cooperation and integration.


The seminar featured speakers and high-level experts from international organisations, business, politics, NGOs, as well as recognised researchers, such as Michèle Coninsx, Vice-President of the College, Eurojust, The Hague, Jaap de Zwaan, Director, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague, Brendan Donnelly, Director, Federal Trust, London, Jean-Paul Jacqué, Former director of the legal service of the Council of the European Union,  professor at the College of Europe, professor emeritus of the University of Strasbourg, Jörg Monar, Director of studies, European Political and Administrative Studies Department, College of  Europe, Brussels, and Wolfgang Wessels, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Cologne.



Policy Paper