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Young Legal Researchers Conference

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PROGRAMME

The conference will be held online. Due to the current regulations, only researchers of Hasselt University will have the opportunity to be physically present at the conference. 

A more detailed overview of the working groups can be found below the programme.

Programme: 
09:00 Arrival of participants
09:05 Welcome by Hasselt University rector Bernard Vanheusden
09:15 Opening keynote speech by prof. dr. Sofia Ranchordás
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Working groups: morning session
  I. Data protection in transformational times
  II. Tax law as an impetus for change in transformational times
  III. Ethics, (dis)information and equality in transformational times
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Working groups: afternoon session
  IV. Environmental law and sustainability as an impetus for change in transformational times
  V. Competition, investment and economic change in transformational times
  VI. Social and institutional challenges in transformational times
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Plenary meeting
16:00 Closing keynote speech by prof. dr. Johan Ackaert
16:45 End of conference
Detailed overview of the working groups:   
I. Data protection in transformational times (morning session - 10:30 to 12:00) 
Moderator: Jonas Voorter
 
  1. Nina Colpaert   
  A COVID-19 vaccine for all? On patent law and access to pharmaceuticals  
  2. Tommaso Fia  
  Access to and Ownership of Data to Tackle Covid-19: Some Lessons (IP) Law Should Learn for Good  
  3. Natalia Menéndez González  
  Development or Dystopia? Will the GDPR ever be enough to regulate the intersectional law and technology challenges posed by FRT-AI?   
  4. Cemre Bedir   
  Contract Law in the Age of Big Data  
  5. Goda Strikaite  
  Digital technologies in the public sector – exploring terra incognita  
   
II. Tax law as an impetus for change in transformational times (morning session - 10:30 to 12:00) 
Moderator: Theodoros Iliopoulos
 
  1. Anna Maria Nowak  
  Fintech as social phenomenon: governing transformations in financial services.  
  2. Francesco Cannas and Matteo Fermeglia  
  Reconciling EU Tax and Environmental Policies: the VAT as a vehicle to boost green consumerism under the EU Green Deal  
  3. Yiota Radovits  
  Fiscal state aids in the Covid19 Era  
  4. Alessia Tomo  
  The duty to contribute to public expenditure and the “right to be let alone”: what balance in the Information and Communication Technology society?  
  5. Yvette Lind  
  Taxation and Democracy in a Globalized World Order  
   
III. Ethics, (dis)information and equality in transformational times (morning session - 10:30 to 12:00) 
Moderator: Merel Vrancken
 
  1. Sara Vancleef  
  The impact of COVID-19 on the labour market position of immigrants and their children  
  2. Elien Verniers  
  COVID-19 as impetus for an integrative approach to global animal welfare law  
  3. Aurélie Cassiers  
  Societal, ethical and legal challenges in the field of procreation: conflicting interests and use of biotechnologies  
  4. Valentina Golunova  
  No more lies: the rights-based approach to fighting the COVID-19 “infodemic” in the EU  
  5. Juncal Montero Regules  
  Freedom of expression safeguards in online speech governance: transforming social media?  
   
IV. Environmental law and sustainability as an impetus for change in transformational times (afternoon session - 13:00 to 14:30)
Moderator: Matteo Fermeglia
 
  1. Kleoniki Pouikli   
  Public land use policy and urban planning in Greece: Overstretching the limits of urban sustainability in a context of financial crisis  
  2. Kendro Pedrosa and Jonas Voorter   
  Innovation in environmental regulation: reality or castles in the air?   
  3. Edwin Alblas   
  Transforming the countryside? The role of Dutch environmental cooperatives in agri-environmental governance  
  4. Francesca Leucci  
  Unlocking the potential of environmental liability in transformational times  
  5. Alessandra Calvi  
  Data Protection and environmental challenges raised by the Internet of Things  
   
V. Competition, investment and economic change in transformational times (afternoon session - 13:00 to 14:30)
Moderator: Delia Lucía Martínez Lorenzo  
 
  1. Clara Danois  
  Antitrust intervention in the era of blockchain  
  2. Diana Wade  
  If “disruptive” 3D technology increases reshoring, will it increase the number of goods “Made in ___”?  
  3. Liesbet Van Acker   
  Sharing information in the context of dual distribution schemes: enhancing competition or disguising anti-competitive practices?  
  4. Martin Munu  
  Examining the potential effects of e-commerce rules on African MSMEs  
  5. Steffie van den Bosch   
  Corporate disclosure and management of sustainability risks: from perception to deception?  
   
VI. Social and institutional challenges in transformational times (afternoon session - 13:00 to 14:30)  
Moderator: Daan Bijnens
 
  1. Simon Indesteege  
  Belgium – up to date or outdated?   
  2. Lucien Rigaux  
  The impact of the Covid-19 on the Federal government and Belgian Parliaments  
  3. Jesse Claassen   
  The EU’s Preliminary Ruling Procedure as a Motor for Europeanisation   
  4. Vincent Février  
  Flexibilization of Labour Law in Belgium: Analysis of a Short-Lived New Regime and its Downfall: The Case of Associative Work  
  5. Sarah Knoops  
  How technology eroded the difference among blue-collar and white-collar workers in labour and occupational pension law