On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the SOLVIT network, the Ministry of the Economy and the Law Department of the University of Luxembourg invite to a conference entitled "SOLVIT: Towards a default tool for dispute resolution in the Single Market" which will take place on Friday 14 October from 10.30 to 17.30 at the premises of the University of Luxembourg located at 4, rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg.
SOLVIT is a free public service set up by the European Commission in 2002 for citizens and businesses to help them resolve cross-border problems related to the misapplication of European legislation by the public administrations of EU Member States. There is a SOLVIT centre accessible to all EU citizens and businesses in all 27 EU Member States (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
Making SOLVIT the default dispute resolution tool in the EU Single Market is one of the explicit policy objectives set out in the European Commission's Single Market Action Plan and will be the subject of this conference, which will focus on the evolution of SOLVIT from an information exchange system to an efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanism. The conference will also provide an opportunity to reflect more broadly on the need for reform in the implementation of Single Market law.
The conference is aimed in particular at legal practitioners (lawyers, national public authorities, mediation bodies, law students, etc.) and is organised in a hybrid format. It will be held in English.
Speakers at the conference will include Judge Marc Jaeger (Tribunal of the European Union), Portuguese MEP Margarida Marques.
Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, will give the closing speech.
Press release by the Ministry of Economy.