CEENELS Annual Conferences

Each year, the CEENELS community gathers at the annual conference uniting legal academics of all specializations from Central and Eastern Europe.

The CEENELS Annual Conferences are open to legal theorists, sociologists of law, philosophers of law, legal historians, as well as specialists in all areas of private and public law, including international law.

Each annual conference has a general theme, which is addressed both in the plenary lectures and in a dedicated, thematic stream of workshops. However, all other topics of interest are discussed in parallel sessions, which are usually organised into streams on private law, public law, legal theory and legal history.

The 1st CEENELS Annual Conference took place in Brno at the Masaryk University in April 2015. The conference theme was “25 Years After the Transformation: Law and Legal Culture in Central and Eastern Europe: Between Continuity and Discontinuity”.

The 2nd CEENELS Annual Conference took place in Kraków at the Jagiellonian University in January 2017. The conference theme was “An Uneasy Legacy: Remnants of Socialist Legal and Political Thinking in Central and Eastern Europe”.

The 3rd CEENELS Annual Conference took place in Riga at the University of Latvia in January 2018. The conference theme was “Legal Traditions and Legal Identities in Central and Eastern Europe”.

The 4th CEENELS Annual Conference will take place at the Higher School of Economics in June 2019. A call for papers will be published well in advance.