EJTN 1 hour webinar series: Launch of the last 3 webinars that take place in 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

We are pleased to launch the next 3 EJTN webinars of the series 1 hour lunchtime webinars in the format 1 topic/1 expert/1 hour to be implemented within (1)Civil Law, (2)Criminal Law, and (3)Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Portfolios on 19th November, 3rd December, and 17th December 2020 respectively.

  • No formal application.
  • No selection process.
  • No national quota foreseen in these webinars.
  • All webinars will be composed of a short introduction and a 30 minutes presentation. 
  • You will have the opportunity to ask questions in the Q/A session.
  • The link to the Microsoft Teams platform is posted under each event.


1.Portfolio: Civil Law

Topic: Insolvency in the time of COVID-19: How to respond to a growing crisis

Speaker: Lawyer Mr. Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Global Practice Manager for Financial Infrastructure and Inclusion in the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. 

Date: 19 November 2020, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: As the COVID-19 pandemic gives rise to broader challenges for both households and firms, bankruptcies and insolvencies are widely predicted to increase globally. What are the concerns that countries will face and how can policymakers help respond to these growing challenges?

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For any questions in relation to this training please contact Sara Sipos.

2.Portfolio: Criminal Justice

Topic: Artificial Intelligence Implementation in the Crime Prevention, Investigation, and Punishment

Speaker: Dr. Mariana Todorova, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Date: 03 December 2020, 13h – 14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: The presented webinar covers the very interesting aspects of the use of artificial intelligence and its impact on the work of the judicial authorities of the European countries in criminal proceedings.

The Speaker, Dr. Mariana Todorova, is a futurist and researcher in the field of future studies and strategic planning, author of the book: “Artificial Intelligence. A Brief History of Development and Ethical Aspects”. She will introduce the differences between narrow, general, and super AI and will discuss the current AI implementation of crime prevention, investigation, and punishment. Mariana Todorova will also attempt to draw some future trends and make a forecast in this field and will debate some ethical aspects of the topic.

Click here to download the presentation file made by Dr. Mariana Todorova.

For any questions in relation to this training please contact Emilie Baur.


3.Portfolio: Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Topic: Limitations of Fundamental Rights for the Elderly in Times of Pandemic

Speaker: Claudia Monge, Lawyer; Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon; Researcher at the Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP) and author of several publications focusing on Health Law

Date: 17 December 2020, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: Introduction- The fundamental right to health protection and special vulnerabilities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic/ Law and policies to support the Elderly/ Limitations of Fundamental Rights for the Elderly in Times of Pandemic – Constitutional Rights, Balancing and Rationality

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For any questions in relation to this training please contact Georgios Klis.