The speaker

Didier Reynders is the European Commissioner for Justice, responsible for the rule of law and consumer protection. As part of this mission, he ensures for the European Commission the fight for social justice in its broadest sense, from the rule of law to crime prevention, judicial cooperation and consumer protection. Didier Reynders previously held government positions (1999-2019) in various Belgian governments.


Ramona Coman, Professor of Political Science and President of the Institute for European Studies at the ULB




Cécilia Rizcallah, Guest lecturer. Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) 




Practical information

Date: November 26th, 2020

Time: 2:00pm – 3.30pm

Place: Online conference in English

Registrations are closed


The Jean Monnet Module

The Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles coordinates since September 2018 a Jean Monnet Module dealing with the rule of law and mutual trust in global and European governance. Professor Ramona Coman, President of the IEE-ULB  is the project’s coordinator.

In recent years the salience of these topics has considerably increased not only within the EU but also in other regions/regional organizations. The aim of this Module is to create a platform of academic and expert discussion that will shade light on current debates about the rule of law in general and the independence of the judiciary in EU member states and beyond. The Module seeks to bring together scholars and experts with academic backgrounds in different disciplines and plural views on the topic.