Artificial Intelligence Systems and EU Law Enforcement – Between Effectiveness and the Rule of Law


EULEN Conference on

Artificial Intelligence Systems and EU Law Enforcement – Between Effectiveness and the Rule of Law

23rd and 24th March 2023


Sala de Prensa. Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales

Cobertizo de San Pedro Mártir, s/n, 13071 Toledo



Thursday, 23rd March

09:30. Opening 

Isaac Martín Delgado. University of Castilla-La Mancha

Mira Scholten. Utrecht University 

Luis Arroyo Jiménez. University of Castilla-La Mancha

10:00 h. Panel 1. General issues of effectiveness and the rule of law

Chair: Susana de la Sierra. University of Castilla-La Mancha

The legal basis for the use of automated decision making in public law. Herwig Hoffmann. University of Luxembourg

AI technologies and right to a human judge in public regulation. Alessandra Piconese. Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona and Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro

Enforcement by design: how European PPP are designing AI systems to control their services, organisation and people. Giacomo Delinavelli. Arthur’s Legal and Univeristy of Amsterdam

Transparency in the face of new technologies: information rights under the law enforcement directive. Irmak Erdogan. KU Leuven

Coffee break


15:00 h. Panel 2. AI Systems and the protection of the EU’s financial interests

Chair: John Vervaele. Utrecht University

Slipping through the cracks: The carve-outs for AI tax enforcement systems in the EU AI Act. David Hadwick. University of Antwerp 

Developing AI tools for law enforcement authorities: The journey of the TRACE project. Dimitrios Kafteranis. University of Coventry 

Criminal proceedings and the use of AI output as evidence. Katalin Ligeti. University of Luxemburg 

Coffe break


17:00 h .Keynote Speech

AI as law. Cary Coglianese. University of Pennsylvania 

Friday, 24th March

09:00 h. Panel 3. AI Systems and competition law enforcement

Chair: Joanna Mazur. Warsaw University 

Protection against self-incrimination: the “right to remain silent” as elephant in the AI supported EU competition law enforcement room? Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel. University of Liège

Opening the black box: uncovering the European Commission’s cartel fining formula through computational analysis. Friso Bostoen and Bruno Van den Bosch. KU Leuven

Ready or Not? A systematic review of case studies using data-drive approaches to detect real-world antitrust violations. Jan Amthauer and Franziska Guggi. University of Graz 

Whose Bias Is It, Anyway? The Need for a Four-Eyes Principle in AI-Driven Competition Law Proceedings. Jerome de Cooman. University of Liège

Coffee break

12:00 h. Panel 4. AI Systems in banking supervision and regulation

Chair: Mira Scholten. Utrecht University

Leveraging AI for regulatory enforcement and compliance in the financial markets. Aleksandra Jordanovska. King’s College London

Good administration and AI-driven banking supervision. Alessio Azzutti. University of Singapore.

Establishing principles for the use of artificial intelligence against crypto laundering in European banking law. Théo Antunes. University of Luxemburg


15:00 h. Panel 5. AI Systems in immigration and border control

Chair: Carmen Pérez. Carlos III University, Madrid

The Migration – National Security Nexus in the Use of (New)Technologies. Iris Goldner Lang. University of Zagreb

Algorithmic Profiling without Effective Remedies? Identifying Gaps in Extrajudicial and Judicial Remedies in the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the Visa Information System (VIS). Niovi Vavoula. University of Queen Mary London

Will AI ‘subtly’take overdecision-making in the EU migration context? Warnings and lessons from ETIAS and VIS. Lorenzo Gugliotta and Abdullah Elbi. Katholieke University Leuven

Digitalization in national and EU migration law: lessons learned for other areas of public law. Bahija Aarrass, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Lynn Hillary, University of Amsterdam

ETIAS System and new proposals to advance the use of AI in law enforcement. Clara Velasco and Migle Laukyte. Pompeu Fabra University

Coffee break


18:00 h. Closure and next projects

Luis Arroyo Jiménez. University of Castilla-La Mancha

Mira Scholten. Utrecht University

[This will be an in-person event]


Jean Monnet Network on EU Law Enforcement (EULEN)

Jean Monnet Chair on European and Global Administrative Law (UCLM)

Centro de Estudios Europeos “Luis Ortega Álvarez” (UCLM)

2022 REALaw Forum 

European Administrative Law and the Challenges of Uncertainty

The Forum

The Editorial Board of the Review of European Administrative Law (REALaw) is pleased to announce a new edition of the REALaw Forum for young scholars. The 2022 REALaw Forum will take place in Toledo (Spain) on 6 and 7 October 2022, and will be hosted by the Center for European Studies of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). The overarching theme of the 2022 Forum is European Administrative Law and the Challenges of Uncertainty. The Forum’s aim is to discuss some of the many and diverse difficulties brought about by scientific or technological uncertainty in the production and enforcement of European administrative law. Administrative decision-making under uncertainty is characterized by the lack or reliable estimates of the value of key variables, and by the lack of confirmed causal theories of the relations among them. This widespread feature of contemporary administration influences European administrative law from various perspectives. The Forum will tackle this from three of them: the tensions and transformations of institutional law (organization and procedure), the substantive law of administrative action (principles and control), and a sectoral approach to two policy areas typically affected by uncertainty (environment and technology). A selection of the presentations will be invited to contribute to a special issue of the Review of European Administrative Law.


Download the program here.

Organisaton & Funding