Organisers – University of Copenhagen

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The FIDE Congress 2014 was organised jointly by the Danish Association for European Law (DFE) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen.

The Danish Association for European Law

The Danish Association for European Law (DFE) was founded in 1973 and aims at promoting the knowledge of legal issues relating to the EU in Denmark. Its most important mean in that regard is the organisation of a handful or two of seminars - and at times even conferences - every year which focus on important and contemporary topics in the context of EU law.

The association is the Danish member of FIDE. It will be co-organising the FIDE Congress of 2014. It was also in charge of organising the congress which took place in 1978, and which was honoured with the patronage of H.M. the Queen of Denmark.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark and in fact also among the oldest ones in the world. It is situated in the very heart of Copenhagen. With over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.

The Faculty of Law carries out research, education and knowledge dissemination within the area of law and with a strong and still growing focus on EU law. It employs about 75 full time researchers and in addition approximately 40 Ph.D. students. Research is mainly organised through research centers and covers a wide area of law most often having an EU law dimension (e.g. competition law, intellectual property law, social law, constitutional law, external relations and security issues, financial market law, and the role of international courts).

According to its strategy, the Faculty of Law wishes to promote a strong research environment that supports the goal of conducting research with an international impact and will therefore make every effort to ensure that the academic strength and quality of the research environment is reflected in publications that are given emphasis in this model.