Ahead of the upcoming European Council meeting on 26 and 27 June, Vice-President Reding will outline the European Commission's contribution to the broader reflection and her personal vision on the future EU justice policy.

Her intervention is especially timely, ahead of the adoption of the strategic policy guidelines for the next five years EU (post-Stockholm Programme) agenda on justice and home affairs. Viviane Reding will also address other questions of central importance for challenges faced by citizens and businesses alike, such as ways to deal with current obstacles to free movement and citizenship rights and the role that an EU level mechanism to safeguard rule of law across the Union plays in fostering a common European Area of Justice.

This meeting is organised within the framework of SOURCE“Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security", financed by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The SOURCE Network of Excellence will last until the end of 2018 and will run a variety of activities in connection to societal security, with the final aim to create a sustainable virtual centre of excellence capable of exploring and advancing societal issues in security research and development.

Participation in this event is free of charge. Hot drinks and pastries will be provided after the event.

Register for this event

Date: Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 (Registration: 09:45 - 10:00)

Chair: Elspeth Guild, CEPS & Radboud University Nijmegen

Keynote Speaker: Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

Venue: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 1 Place du Congrès, B-1000 Brussels - Conference Room

Contact: Nicholas Hernanz