The conference will examine the relevance of the preparatory works of the Rome Treaties of 1957 for European Union law today. It will bring together historians, EU lawyers and judges. On the first day, historians will analyse the travaux préparatoires with regard to certain key areas of law and policy, such as agriculture and competition; EU lawyers will comment on these papers. On the second day, the negotiations of the Treaties will be situated in the political and legal context of the post-war period and thus in the longue durée of legal history. The conference will be held within the framework of the recently established research field Legal History of the European Union at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.
A fuller conference description and the programme can be found in the right hand column, under “Downloads”.
Picture credits: Source: Bundesarchiv; Photographer: o.Ang.; Date: 25 March 1957; Archive title: Rom.- Unterzeichnung der Verträge über Zollpakt und Euratom ("römische Verträge").- f.l.t.r.: Konrad Adenauer, Walter Hallstein, Antonio Segni; Signature: Bild 183-45653-0001