The Launch Conference took place in Saarbrücken together with all partners from 11-13 November 2015. The former Member of the European Parliament Doris Pack opened the cluster with her key-note speech about the accession challenges of the countries of South Eastern Europe. Moreover, the University President of Saarland University Prof. Dr. Volker Linneweber welcomed all participants and pointed out in his welcoming speech
My hope is that the students and research scholars who come together as a result of this new network will act as ambassadors spreading and promoting not only active European cooperation, but also – to quote again from the European Consortium for Accreditation – a fundamental and passionate European and international spirit.
The next days were characterized by the discussion during the academic conference to the topic „Current Research and New Challenges in European and International Law“. All partner introduced their current research work and explained the recent challenges from their national and personal view. Some of these contributions are published in the series of papers of the cluster. The conference was very successful and gave the partners the opportunity to exchange their experiences and to deepen the network.