X Jornadas de Direito do Consumo
International Conference on Consumer Law
12th and 13th march 2020
Auditorium – Building – ESTG/IPleiria
Sustainable consumption is one of the main goals of the European Union. Bearing in mind the global scarcity of natural resources, the climate change and the demand for energy and resources, consumption must be faced by producers and consumers in a sustainable perspective. In this regard, the European Union has been introducing a range of policies and measures aiming the sustainable production and consumption. In this conference we intend to focus on the general principles and basic legal framework regarding sustainable consumption in the EU and in national legal systems, namely concerning biodiversity, eco-labelling and eco-design, water protection, air pollution and circular economy. The Conference will be the perfect forum where international scholars, practitioners, representatives of consumer organizations, public authorities and business can gather together to present and discuss this global problem of sustainability in Consumer Law.
Day 1, Thursday, 12th of March
9:15 am – Registration
9:30 am – Opening Plenary
President of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
João Poças Santos / Legal Sciences Coordinator
Mário Frota / apDC (Portuguese Association of Consumer Law) President
Ana Filipa Conceição / ESTG/IPLeiria Associate Professor / apDC
Cátia Marques Cebola / ESTG/IPLeiria Associate Professor / apDC
Marisa Dinis / ESTG/IPLeiria Vice Dean and Associate Professor / apDC
Susana Almeida / ESTG/IPLeiria Associate Professor / apDC Vice-President
10:00 am – United Nations and Agenda 21 (Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform)
- Pegado Liz, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
10:45 am – Sustainable Production and Consumption EU Policies
- Member of the DG JUST (DG for Justice and Consumers)
11:30 am – Coffee Break
11:45 am – Sustainable Consumption: the Portuguese Perspective
- Portuguese Directorate General for Consumer Protection (DGC)
- Mário Frota – Portuguese Association of Consumer Law (apDC) President
12:45 am – Debate
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – Sustainable Consumption: the Spanish Perspective
- Guillermo Orozco – Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Granada
- Lorenzo Bujosa Vadell – Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Salamanca
3:30 – 6:30 pm – Parallel Sessions
Day 2, Friday, 13th of March
9:30 – 12:30 am – Parallel Sessions
12:30 am – 1:00 pm- Closing Remarks
Abstracts: We kindly invite participants from around the world to submit an abstract (max. 500 words, with a deadline of January 15th, 2020) of a paper they would like to present during the conference. Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to email@example.com. All abstracts will be reviewed by Organization Committee and Participants will be notified of the decision no later than the 31st of January.
Topics: biodiversity, eco-labelling and eco-design, energy, transportation, water protection, air pollution, planned obsolescence, advertising and commercial practices and circular economy, social responsibility, criminal responsibility, civil responsibility and administrative responsibility among others.
Dates: 12th (9:00 am to 6:30 pm) and 13th of March (9:00 am to 1:00 pm).
Location: The Conference will be held at the Superior School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal.
§ Presenters – 75€
1. Students or apDC members – 7,5€
2. Alumni Network – 9 €
3. Other Participants – 15 €
Please register at http://www.jornadasconsumo.ipleiria.pt before or on the 29th of February.
Additional Events (Optional):
1. Conference Dinner (Thursday 12th of March): the dinner will take place at a restaurant in Leiria with the participation of a “Tuna” (Academic Choir).
2. Alf day tour to Fátima, Batalha and Óbidos (Friday 13th of March). Cost: information will be sent latter.
You may register accompanying persons for the conference dinner and the alf day tour.