European Civil Justice key events and publications in 2024

Happy New Year’s wishes from our Vici Building European Civil Justice group. This year will mark a range of important events and book publications. We will host a series of webinars that will kick-off in the Spring. We are very happy that after a slow start during the pandemic, the book Research Methods in Private International Law, co-edited by Xandra Kramer and Laura Carballo Piñeiro is scheduled for publication by Elgar in May 2024. It contains fascinating chapters on regulatory, research and teaching approaches, including by our postdoc researchers Adriani Dori and Carlota Ucin. Around the same time we expect that the book Financing Collective Actions in the Netherlands: towards a Litigation Fund will be published by Eleven International Publishing, co-authored by our researchers Xandra Kramer and Jos Hoevenaars in collaboration with Ianika Tzankova and Karlijn van Doorn.This is an updated English version of a report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice. We are also excited about compiling our Handbook on European Civil Procedure, commissioned by The Gruyter that we co-edit together with Stefaan Voet and with a stellar author team. We will also submit the manuscript for our book on Sustainable Access to Justice, following our international conference of October of last year, co-edited by our group members Xandra Kramer, Masood Ahmed, Carlota Ucin and Adriani Dori featuring interesting chapters by our fantastic speakers and our PhD researchers Adrian Cordina and Eduardo Silva de Freitas. The latter two hope to wrap up most of their PhD research this year, together with our group member Antonia Antonopoulou. We are also happy to host guest PhD researcher Zilin Hao for six months who will introduce herself shortly. Our group is open for hosting other visiting researchers and for applications of (self-funded) new PhD candidates this year, and we look forward to many other collaborations to keep broadening our horizons.


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Published: July 1, 2022

We had the pleasure to host Tommaso Ferrario of the University of Ferrara, Italy at our Building European Civil Justice research group at Erasmus School of Law from 1 March till 30 June 2022. His account of the research stay:

“During my PhD program, I had the pleasure to spend four months (from March to June 2022) as a visiting researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam under Professor Xandra Kramer. It was a very fruitful period as I found the best conditions for finalizing my research on the topic of the ascertainment and application of foreign law in European private international law. In particular, I experienced an excellent working environment where I could have access to the University library as well as daily discussions about my thesis with Professor Kramer and other colleagues from all over the world. Moreover, not only I was allowed to attend the scientific seminars organized by the department and by Professor Kramer’s research group but also to give a presentation of my research. For all these reasons I consider my research stay at Erasmus University Rotterdam a very formative experience that optimized my educational path and gave a precious contribution to my future career”.