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Cross-border Family Matters:
A tour de table of good practices

Webinar: How to handle cross-border parental responsibility procedures? Novelties brought by the recast Brussels IIa Regulation

Date: 21-22 April 2021
Location: Online
Deadline: 6 April 2021

This seminar will deliver in-depth insights on the highly specialized topics related to EU cross border parental responsibility matters and will be carried out by leading practitioners tackling the crucial novelties brought by the recast Brussels IIa Regulation, which will be applicable as of 1 August 2022.
In this vein, the training will focus on jurisdiction, abolishment of the exequatur, harmonized enforcement rules, hearing of the child and mediation themes, which lie at the heart of cross border parental responsibility cases.
Recent case law of of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights are made part of the curricula.
The training presumes general familiarity with EU law and international family law.

Throughout the discussions specific efforts will be made to blend the theoretical approach with practice oriented learning outcomes through polls, breakout rooms and a workshop session.

08.30 Login to platform
09.00 Welcome of participants
09.15 Cross-border parental responsibility: Jurisdiction rules  – focusing of habitual residence
10.00 Q&A
10.15 Break
10.30 Cross-border parental responsibility: Jurisdiction rules – focusing on prorogation and forum non conveniens
11.15 Q&A
11.30 Break
11.45 Novelties of the Brussels II a Recast Regulation – Recognition and enforcement
12.30 Q&A
12.45 Lunch break
13.45 Novelties of the Brussels II a Recast Regulation – The hearing of the child in the context of a cross border family cases
14.30 Q&A
14.45 Wrapping up
15.00 End of Day 1
08.30 Login to platform
09.00 Novelties of the Brussels IIa Recast Regulation – Family mediation in parental responsibility cases
09.45 Q&A
10.00 Break
10.15 Workshop – Case study
11.00 Q&A
11.15 Break
11.30 Making a preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union
12.15 Q&A
12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Preliminary rulings in family proceedings
14.15 Q&A
14.30 Wrapping up
14.45 Evaluation
15.00 End of seminar

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