GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

GEM Workshop on ‘External EU Governance in Competition Policy’

Monday 20 January 2014 , 14:00 - 18:00

An intensive half-day workshop on external dimensions of European competition law and policy. The workshop will bring together junior and senior researchers from both political science and law.


Workshop schedule


Opening remarks: Prof. Mario Telò (ULB)

Panel I                 

Theoretical approaches to external EU competition policy


Chair: Prof. Janine GOETSCHY (ULB & CNRS)

14.30h   Keynote Speaker
  Dr. Angela WIGGER  (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
  External dimensions of competition policy from a critical political economy viewpoint
15.15h Presentation Hikaru YOSHIZAWA (PhD student ULB/University of Geneva)
  Strategic or stringent? Theorizing the international dimension of EU competition policy.
Discussant: Dr. Amandine CRESPY (ULB)


Coffee break


Panel II        

Legal perspective on external EU competition policy






Presentation Basje BENDER (GR:EEN PhD student, University of Amsterdam)


From the EU to the world? Externalizing EU competition policy from an experimentalist perspective

Discussant: Dr. Andreas REINDL (Lüneburg University)


Presentation Valerie DEMEDTS (PhD student, Ghent University)

  The EU's dedication to its dedicated competition agreements - a qualitative legal and practical assessment
Discussant: Dr. Andreas REINDL (Lüneburg University)
  Closing speaker:
17.20h  Prof. Marianne DONY (ULB)
  Interactions between changing EU state aid and competition rules and WTO regulation (title TBC)
17.45h Final remarks
18.00h      Drinks

IEE (Kant Room)
39, avenue Franklin Roosevelt
B-1050 Brussels