Save the Dates: EAPIL Webinar Series on the Proposal for an EU Regulation on Parenthood


As already reported here, the European Kommission adopted a Proposal for a Regulation in December 2022 which aims to harmonize at the EU level the rules of private international law with regard to parenthood. In May the EAPIL is organizing a series of four webinars to discuss the main elements of the proposal, find weaknesses and possibilities of improvement.

Each Wednesday, the webinar will start at 6 pm and end at 8 pm CET. It will focus on two topics, each presented by one expert, who will discuss the content of the proposal and examine the questions and possible improvement it raises. There will be ample room for discussion.

The programme of the series is as follows:

  • 3 May 2023, chaired by Claire Fenton-Glynn:
    • The EU Proposal on Parenthood: lessons from comparative and substantive law (Jens Scherpe)
    • What’s in it? Subject matter, scope and definitions (Cristina González Beilfuss)
  • 10 May 2023, chaired by Fabienne Jault-Seseke:
    • The EU Proposal and primary EU law: a match made in heaven? (Susanne Gössl)
    • The law governing parenthood: are you my father? (Tobías Helms)
  • 17 May 2023, chaired by Nadia Rustinova:
    • The mutual recognition of decisions under the EU Proposal: much ado about nothing? (Alina Ontanu)
    • Who decides on parenthood? The rules of jurisdiction (Maria Caterina Baruffi)
  • 24 May 2023, chaired by Steven Heylen:
    • Authentic documents and parenthood: between recognition and acceptance (Patrick Wautelet)
    • The European certificate of Parenthood: a passport for parents and children? (Ilaria Pretelli)

For more information please visit the Website of the EAPIL.