European Union's challenges after Brexit

Seminar on the challenges of the European Union

November 21 Dienstag


21. November 2017, Welcome: 6:00 pm


ESADE Barcelona. Avenida Pedralbes 60-62.



The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, ESADE Law School and the Research Group on Democracy and Constitutionalism (GEDECO) are pleased to invite you a seminar on the challenges facing the European Union after Brexit.

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Following the United Kingdom’s referendum on leaving the EU on 23rd June 2016 and the subsequent activation of the procedure set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the EU now faces an unprecedented challenge: the departure of one of its most important members. Now that negotiations are underway on the terms of the UK’s exit and the possible agreement to regulate subsequent EU-UK relations, several issues have arisen in the public debate, including the type of integration to be expected of EU member states, the role to be played by the various European institutions in this integration, the role of Germany in this historical context, and the position of Spain with regard to this debate and the challenges facing the EU. At this seminar, organised jointly by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, ESADE Law School and GEDECO, leading experts on European institutions will address the issue from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.


5.45pm: Participants' Arrival

6.00pm: Welcome and opening remarks

Dr. Wilhelm Hofmeister, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Spain and Portugal
Prof. Lola Bardají, Deputy Dean of ESADE Law School
Prof. Josep M. Castellà, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Barcelona

6.15pm: Round table

Prof. José M. de Areilza, Professor and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE
D. Àngel Boixareu, Director General of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

Dª. Núria González, PhD candidate in European Union law at Oxford University

7.15pm: Discussion

8.00pm: Closing remarks
Prof. Josep M. Castellà, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Barcelona


Dr. Wilhelm Hofmeister

Leiter des Auslandsbüros Spanien und Portugal

Dr. Wilhelm Hofmeister
Tel. +34 91 781 12 02
Sprachen: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Português,‎ Español

Franziska Rachel

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Projektkoordinatorin (Portugal)

Franziska Rachel
Tel. +351 915 800 377
Sprachen: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Español,‎ Português