Exzellenzlabor Europa 2023

The European Public Prosecutor's Office as Motor for Transformation in the European 'Area of Freedom, Security and Justice'

The Exzellenzlabor Europa (European Laboratory of Excellence) was launched in 2021 by Saarland University and Villa Vigoni e. V. – German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue. It is coordinated by Saarland University‘s Cluster for European Research (CEUS). The aim of this long-term cooperation is to organize joint events that promote academic discussions on Europe with special foci on Europe’s relations with the world and the question of how 'concepts' of Europe are projected, transformed and reflected. In particular, the cooperation is intended to support early career researchers.The Exzellenzlabor Europa 2023 will analyse the role of the newly established European Public Prosecutor‘s Office (EPPO) in the European 'Area of Freedom, Security and Justice' (Article 3(2) Treaty on European Union [TEU]) and discuss its future with focus on the following questions: Is the EPPO a guardian of common European values, in particular the rule of law, and thus a cornerstone of European integration? What influence does the EPPO and its further development have on the future of the 'Area of Freedom, Security and Justice'? Do the EPPO and the supranationalisation forced by its establishment contribute to a new self-image, but also to a new external perception of the EU?

The 3rd Exzellenzlabor Europa will take place at the Villa Vigoni on October 16–19, 2023 as an international conference and will be organised by Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski.