During the academic year 2021-2022, and at the initiative of its Belgian section, the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights is organising the first edition of a “Moot Court” related to the European Social Charter. This bilingual (French-English) competition is based on a fictitious collective complaint and includes a written phase and an oral phase (a simulated « hearing » before the European Committee of Social Rights).

The written phase of the competition is now over. The written submissions from the participating teams are evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the competition.

The oral phase will take place on 1 April 2022, at the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles. The “hearings” will take place before the European Committee of Social Rights represented by the jury composed as follows: Diana Balanescu (Council of Europe), Eliane Chemla (European Committee of Social Rights), Stefan Clauwaert (ETUC), Mélanie Schmitt (University of Strasbourg), Petros Stangos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, former Vice President of the European Committee of Social Rights), François Vandamme (former member of the European Committee of Social Rights), Laurent Viotti (Council of Europe).

The pleadings will not be broadcast live (teams not pleading are not allowed to attend the pleadings of others).

Only the final will be broadcast live (starting between 5.30 and 6 pm). You are invited to follow it on the Facebook page: https://fr-fr.facebook.com/Circusaintlouis/.

You can find a detailed description of the competition at the following address: https://www.racse-anesc.org/en/moot-court-on-the-european-social-charter/.