Institutional Rapporteurs – University of Copenhagen

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Institutional Rapporteurs

Topic 1 - The Economic and Monetary Union: Constitutional and Institutional Aspects of the Economic Governance within the EU
Institutional Rapporteur: Jean-Paul Keppenne

Jean-Paul KeppenneJean-Paul Keppenne is legal advisor at the Legal Service of the European Commission, where he is in charge of the laws concerning the Economic and Monetary Union and the European Court of Justice. He is also member of the editorial board of the 'Cahiers de droit européen' and professor at the University Saint-Louis in Brussels, where he lectures on the internal market. His numerous publications focus on State aid law, the internal market as well as legal issues concerning the European Economic and Monetary Union. J.-P. Keppenne studied law and economics at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and European law at the University of Amsterdam (Europa Instituut). He served as legal assistant to President of the European Court of Justice G.C. Rodríguez Iglesias from 1996 to 2003. He started his career at the Belgian banking commission and was visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso).

Topic 2 - Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges
Institutional Rapporteur: Michal Meduna

Michal MedunaMichal Meduna studied law at the Charles University in Prague. He has been working at the European Commission (Directorate-General Justice) since 2004, where he is responsible for Union citizenship with special focus on the fundamental rights of citizens of the Union to move and reside freely within the Union. His primary task is to monitor the correct implementation and application of the Residence Directive (Directive 2004/38/EC) in six EU countries. Before joining the Commission, Michal Meduna was Director of the Department for Migration and Integration of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic and led the Czech delegation in the Council, which negotiated the Directive. Michal was the main drafter of the Commission’s report on the application of the Directive (COM(2008)840 final) and the Commission's guidelines for better transposition and application of the Directive (COM(2009)313 final). He was also involved in preparing the Commission’s legal opinion in a number of Union citizenship cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union, such as Metock, Ibrahim & Teixeira, Ziolkowski & Szeja, Dias, Rahman, Zambrano, McCarthy, Alarape & Tijani, Saint Prix, Onuekwere and MG.

Topic 3 - Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes
Institutional Rapporteur: Adrián Tokár

Adrián TokárAdrián Tokár has been a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission since 2007 and has been responsible for public procurement issues since 2011. From 2004 to 2007 he worked in the translation department of the Court of Justice. He started his career as a trainee at the European Parliament (European Liberal, Democrat and Reformist Party) before working as a lawyer specialising in corporate law (mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations) in a law firm in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He collaborated with the Centre for Legal Analyses at the Kalligram Foundation on projects related to human rights and EU law. Adrián Tokár first attained a Master’s degree in law after studying at the Comenius University in Bratislava and was then junior visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He has also completed a Master’s programme at the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels and has attained the PhD degree from the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 2009. He is a member of the editorial board of "Právny obzor", a journal published by the Slovak Academy of Sciences.