EAPIL (Virtual) Seminar Series

The EAPIL (Virtual) Seminar Series is meant to further the study and development of (European) Private International Law through English-language seminars on topical issues – outside the bi-annual EAPIL conferences. At the same time, the EAPIL (Virutal) Seminar Seminars shall serve as a means for EAPIL members to connect with other EAPIL members and with non-members.


The Seminar Series features two to three speakers who will present their views on the topic in short impulse statements followed by a discussion (90-120 minutes max in total). Invited speakers will represent the diversity of Europe in order to foster a trans-European dialogue on Private International Law.

The Seminars take place at least two times per year and are held via Zoom or a comparable platform. The Seminar Series is open for non-members. This means that non-members may be invited to present their ideas and that non-members may participate. They may also be invited (or apply) to organize individual seminars.

Upcoming Seminars

The Future of Cross-Border Parenthood in the EU – Analyzing the EU Parenthood Proposal

Past Seminars

Review of the Rome II Regulation: Analysis and Recommendations

Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad in the Era of Digitalization

Digital Teaching and Private International Law

Brexit and Private International Law – What Now?

Responsible members

The activity is currently organized by the Secretary General, Giesela Rühl. The choice of the topics and the speakers is made by an Organisation Committee that currently consists of Gilles Cuniberti, Pietro Franzina, Morten Fogt and Apostolos Anthimos.

All EAPIL members are invited to make proposals for topics and to take over the organisation of individual seminars (“special issues”).

Please, write for this to Giesela Rühl at secretary.general@eapil.org.