The first Transnational Training Workshop will address the impact of Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and general European principles upon consumer protection. By focusing on the ongoing judicial dialogue among national and European Courts, the workshop is meant to enable training participants to thoroughly analyse the scope of application of the CFREU, the modes and consequences of the application of the EU general principles of effectiveness, equivalence, fair trial and proportionality as well as practical examples of balancing of different fundamental rights involved in consumer cases.
Special attention will be devoted, firstly, to the boundaries of consumer protection in relation with the status of consumer and the impact of ex officio powers and contractual remedies (from invalidity to moderation and restitution) upon the scope of effective consumer protection; secondly, the possible effects of the pending reform of EU consumer law ("New Deal For Consumers") on the settled case law concerning collective and administrative redress will be discussed; a specific session will finally address effective consumer protection in the digital era among digital services, online platforms and social networks.
The training event is intended for judges and, although to a minor extent, lawyers from all over the EU. The objective is to enhance the mutual awareness of workshop participants regarding similarities and differences amongst the EU Member States in the field of the effective protection of consumer rights. To this end, plenary sessions will be combined with interactive group sessions aimed at stimulating open discussion over hypothetical cases. Guidance on the project materials and how to contribute to their continuous development throughout FRICoRe will be also provided.
The content of this training event represents the view of the organizers and participants only and is under their sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
This workshop is funded by the European Union's Justice Programme (2014-2020).
Monday, 3rd February 2020 Day 1
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:30
Welcome address and
Mireia Artigot, Fernando Gómez Pomar, Pompeu Fabra University
9:30 – 10:45
Justice Maria Ángeles Parra, Spanish Supreme Court
11:00 – 12:30
Chair: Fernando Gómez Pomar, Pompeu Fabra University
José María Fernández Seijo, Barcelona Appellate Court
12:30 – 13:00
|14:00 – 15:45
|15:45 – 17:15
Chair: Fabrizio Cafaggi, Italian Council of State, Coordinator of the FRICoRe Advisory Board
Michal Novotny, Regional Court Krajsky Sud, Trnava
|17:15 – 17:30
|17:30 – 19:15
Tuesday, 4th February 2020 Day 2
Prof. Florencia Marotta-Wrugler, NYU School of Law
10:00 – 11:30
Chair: Paola Iamiceli, University of Trento, FRICoRe Scientific Coordinator
Viola Nobili, Tribunal of Milan
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:30
UPF Library Tour
|15:30 – 17:30
Mateusz Grochowski, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Carlos Gómez, Pompeu Fabra University
Chiara Angolini, FRICoRe Research Fellow, University of Trento
Eduardo López-Román, Lawyer specialized in digital rightsThe principle of transparency and privacy by design under GDPR.