4th Europa Moot Court Competition

8 April 2017
 - 9 April 2017

MOHA Research Center, organized the 4th EUROPA Moot Court Competition, that took place for a fourth consecutive time at the Imaret of Kavala and the Roman forum of Philippi.

The competition brings together law students and academics from International Universities, as well as legal practitioners and judges from Greece, Belgium and the EU Institutions. The aim of the competition is to further the study and application of EU law and to assist young scholars in developing their skills in oral argument.


The 4th EUROPA Moot Court Competition focuses on issues arising from the presence of Islam in Europe and especially on issues of citizenship, integration, asylum and immigration. The following Universities will take part: University of Liège (Belgium), University Paris-Dauphine (France), University “Jean Moulin” Lyon 3 (France), University Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), IE University (Spain), Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).

In the competition, among others, will judge and grade the participants the First Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr. Melchior Wathelet, and the former President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr. Vasilios Skouris.

The preliminary rounds and the semi-finals will take place at the Imaret of Kavala and the House of Mohammed Ali on Saturday 8 April 2017, at 10.00 – 17.15.

The Small and Grand Final will take place at the Roman Forum of Philippi on Sunday 9 April 2017, at 10.00 – 12.00.

Panel of Experts

This year the EUROPA Moot Court Competition will come along with two panel of experts, on Monday 10 April 2017, with the following topics:


Grande Salle, Imaret 

“EU – Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016: a year after”

Chair: Anastasios Chatzivasiliou, Deputy Secretary of International Relations and European Union

Athanasios Takis, Lawyer, Legal Office of the General Secretariat of the Government, “The 2016 EU – Turkey Agreement: a controversial answer to the refugee crisis”

Spyridon – Heracles Aktypis, Director of the Greek Section of Amnesty International, “EU – Turkey deal: undermining international refugee law worldwide”

Plesniak Krzysztof, Rapporteur, Office of the General Prosecutor E. Sharpston, Court of Justice, “The EU-Turkey deal and the requirements stemming from EU and international law”


Grande Salle, Imaret

“Islam in the European Public Sphere”

Chair: Georgios Kalantzis, General Secretariat for Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

Konstantinos Tsitselikis, Professor of Human Rights and International Organizations, University of Macedonia, “The position of the Sharia within the Greek legal order: a continuous controversy”

Yannis Ktistakis, Lecturer in Public International Law, Democritus University of Thrace, “Islamic law and Human rights”

Chamza Osman, locum tenens Mufti Didymoteicho, “Islam in Europe: Present and Future”

Sponsors: Van Bael & Bellis

With the support of: Zepos & Yannopoulos, Potamitis & Vekris, Missirian S.A. , ELVE S.A.