EU Law and Social Relations (4-5 December 2017)

Research seminar, 4–5 December 2017
Venue: room P545 (5th floor of the Law Faculty building Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki)

Monday 4 December

1 pm-3 pm

Keynote talk by Professor Loïc Azoulai (Sciences Po Paris): EU Law is not free from its Forms of Life

3 pm-5 pm

Veronica Corcodel (Sciences Po Paris): The Legal Construction of Migrant Forms of Life: From Calais to Reception and Orientation Centers
Comments: Magdalena Kmak (Associate Professor in Minority Studies, Åbo Akademi University)

Hanna Eklund (Sciences Po Paris): An Initial Reflection on EU Law and the Nationalist Form of Life
Comments: Päivi Neuvonen (Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki)

Tuesday 5 December

10 am-1 pm

Lola Avril (Sciences Po Paris): The European Regulated Professions as Forms of Life – A Sociological Account of the Attempt to Build a European Legal Profession (1957-1977)
Comments: Heikki Pihlajamäki (Professor of Comparative Legal History, University of Helsinki)

Toni Marzal (Sciences Po Paris): Territoriality of EU Law and Forms of Life
Comments: Suvi Sankari (Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki)

FOLIE studies the role of European Union law in social relations and practices pertaining to migration, families, markets, territory, nations and other such formations of social life. The director of the group is Professor Loïc Azoulai, who has published extensively on theory of European law. His latest books include the edited volume ‘Persons and Personhood in EU Law’ (L. Azoulai, S. Barbou des Places, E. Pataut eds.). Please find more information about FOLIE here:

Everybody is welcome to the event, no prior registration needed. Coffee will be served.

Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo & Suvi Sankari

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