The Third International Scientific Conference Petar Sarcevic: Family and Children – European Expectations and National Reality will take place in Opatija, Croatia, on 20-21 September 2013. The programme of this conference includes the following speakers and topics: Friday, 20 September Prof. Dr. KATARINA BOELE-WOELKI Utrecht University Family Law in Europe: Past, Present, Future – Keynote Address Dr. BRANKA RESETAR J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek European Principles on Parental Responsibility in the 2013 Draft Family Act Prof. Dr. NENAD HLACA University of Rijeka Misuse of the Right to Family Reunification Prof. Dr. AUKJE VAN HOEK University of Amsterdam Mediation in Family Matters with a Cross-Border Element – The Dutch Experience Saturday, 21 September Prof. PAUL BEAUMONT Aberdeen University A Possible Framework for a Hague Convention on International Surrogacy Prof. Dr. COSTANZA HONORATI University of Milano-Bicocca The New Italian Provisions on Unicity of Status Filiationis and their PIL Implications Dr. INES MEDIC MUSA University of Split Cross-Border Placement of a Child under the 1996 Hague Convention and the Brussels II Regulation Dr. MIRELA ZUPAN J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek Key Issues in the Application of the Maintenance Regulation Dr. PATRICIA OREJUDO PRIETO DE LOS MOZOS Compultense University of Madrid Matrimonial Crisis under the Brussels II Regulation Dr. THALIA KRUGER University of Antwerp Partners Limping Accross Borders? Prof. Dr. VESNA TOMLJENOVIC and Dr. IVANA KUNDA EU General Court, University of Rijeka Rome III: Is it Right for Croatia? The conference is scheduled to commence at 4 pm on Friday 20 September and continue the next morning at the hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta, with privileged prices for the conference attendees sending this accommodation form. The registration form for the conference should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org just as any questions regarding the conference. Here are also the details regarding the payment of the conference fee. This conference follows the two Petar Sarcevic conferences reported previously, the first on the Brussels I Regulation and the second on maritime law. There seems to be no better topic for the third conference devoted to Petar Sarcevic than family law. His academic interests focused not only on private international law but extensively also on family law. In 1998 he became an associate member and in 2001 full member of the prestigious Institut de droit international and was appointed as Rapporteur of the Fourth Commission on the topic “Registered Partnership in Private International Law”. He was a member of numerous other international associations, including the International Society of Family Law, where he served as its president from 1997 to 2000 and member of the Executive Council for almost 15 years. Unfortunately, he was unable to lecture at The Hague Academy of International Law on the topic “Private International Law Aspects of Cohabitation Without Formal Marriage” in July 2005.