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XXVIII FIDE Congress (Estoril) – May 2018

Fide 2018 - Estoril

From 2016 until 2018, the Portuguese Association for European Law (APDE) presided the Fédération Internationale Pour le Droit Européen FIDE (FIDE). In that capacity, APDE has been entrusted with the responsibility to organize the XXVIII FIDE Congress that was held in 2018 in Estoril (Portugal). In this section you are able to find the main contents of the XXVIII FIDE Congress, including free access to all Post Congress Materials.

Welcome Message

"By discussing the topics chosen for the XVIII FIDE Congress in Estoril, I believe we will be touching upon some of the main fieldworks and of the trickiest issues that will continue to mark the evolution of the European Union and to challenge the policies of its institutions for the next two years. In this context, I hope FIDE may give a valuable contribution to the debate of some of the main risks, which are seriously threatening our Union."

José Luís da Cruz Vilaça
José Luís da Cruz Vilaça
President of FIDE 2016 to 2018 and President of APDE
Judge at the European Court of Justice
Professor at Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon


The full Programme of the XXVIII FIDE Congress is available here:


The main topics of the XXVIII FIDE Congress have been carefully chosen to provide for in depth discussions on very relevant issues of EU law, which cover important challenges of the European society and economy as well:

Topic I: The internal market and the digital economy
Topic II: Taxation, State aid and distortions of competition
Topic III: The external dimension of the EU policies > horizontal issues; trade and investment; immigration and asylum

Speakers & Moderators

Post Congress Materials

The fourth and final volume of the XXVIII FIDE Congress in Estoril (Portugal) has been published, and can be downloaded open access from the link below! This book (Vol. 4) contains the Post Congress Materials: Opening and Closing Sessions, the roundtable about Brexit and the PhD Seminar.

Please send an e-mail to in case you are interested in buying any of the first three Volumes (e-book or physical book).