Michal Ovádek

PhD student, KU Leuven

Michal Ovádek is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Legal Theory and Empirical Jurisprudence. His research focuses on the interplay between law and politics in the European Union, in particular the contestation of legislative procedures and competences. Michal worked previously as a researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies on the Horizon 2020 project ‘Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law’ (RECONNECT) and the FP7 project ‘Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies’ (FRAME). Prior to joining KU Leuven, he gained experience at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (Vienna) and the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Bratislava). Michal holds degrees in international relations and international and European law from the College of Europe (Bruges, 2016) and University of Groningen (2015).

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey