Centre for European Legal Studies
The CEJE was founded in 1964. It is attached to the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Law and focuses its activities on European law and on the relations between Switzerland and the European Union.
The objective of the CEJE is the promotion of teaching and academic research on European law, including themes related to the protection of the environment and sustainable development. The goals of the CEJE include:
- the development and coordination of the teaching of European law, as well as continuing education programmes in the field of European integration;
- the provision of intellectual and logistical frameworks for the organization of colloquiums and conferences;
- the promotion of research on European law;
- the publication of the findings of colloquiums and conferences, as well as of individual or collective research papers;
- the administration of a library and of a European documentation centre;
- being available to provide legal opinions and expertise and to undertake consultancies on the subject of European law or its impacts on Swiss legislation.
The CEJE has established a Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Economic Law in collaboration with the Universities of Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Fribourg. It has also organized a training programme on European integration for officials of the federal administration and of the cantons with the Forschungsstelle für Internationalisiertes und Europäisiertes Privatrecht of the University of Lucerne (see www.formation-europe.ch
The CEJE publishes the results of its research, colloquiums and conferences. It works closely with the “Dossiers de droit européen” Collection (DDE) and publishes an annual list of Swiss publications on European law. Regular updates on issues relating to new developments in the European Union can be found on the CEJE website