The Eurozone 25 Years After Maastricht - EMU Workshop

UCD Sutherland School of Law was recently the venue for  a highly successful 19th Irish European Law Forum (IELF), which this year comprised an international multi-disciplinary workshop marking the 25th anniversary of the laying of the foundations of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union by the Maastricht Treaty of 1992. The workshop was organised by Sutherland's Professor Gavin Barrett and Professor Fabian Amtenbrink of the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG).


23 leading academics and experts in the field from EU countries including Holland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom and Greece spoke at the workshop, which was opened by the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Law, Professor Colin Scott. Chairs included former Minister for Finance Alan Dukes, erstwhile Head of the Central Bank, Professor Patrick Honohan and incoming Law School dean, Professor Imelda Maher. Topics discussed at the Workshop,  included the budgetary rules of the Eurozone, European Banking Union, democracy and the Eurozone, courts and the currency, the role of the ECB and the future of the Eurozone.

The workshop was supported by Professor Barrett’s Jean Monnet Chair in European Constitutional and Economic Law, EURO-CEFG and the Seed Funding Scheme of the Sutherland School of Law. For the full programme please see EMU Workshop Programme 2017.

Speakers and panelists at the EMU Workshop in May in the Moot Court, Sutherland School of Law.

Speakers and panelists at the EMU Workshop in May in the Moot Court, Sutherland School of Law.

Professor Gavin Barrett, Jean Monnet Chair in European Constitutional and Economic Law and Professor Patrick Honohan, former Head of the Central Bank of Ireland.

Professor Gavin Barrett, Jean Monnet Chair in European Constitutional and Economic Law and Professor Patrick Honohan, former Head of the Central Bank of Ireland.