The Czech Society for European and Comparative Law (hereinafter “the Society”) was founded on 28 August 2007 in Prague, Czech Republic. It is a non-profit civic association, established pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 83/1990 Coll., Law on the Association of Citizens. It was duly registered with the Czech Ministry of Interior and received the registration number 22668390. The original statutes of the Society can be found here.
The first annual meeting of the Society took place on 19 December 2007 in Brno, at the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic. Since then, the Society has held its general meetings in 2008 and 2009, and since a change of statutes in 2010, the general meetings have been held on a biannual basis (in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016). Currently, the Committee of the Society is composed of Jan Komárek (President), Zuzana Vikarska (Secretary), Jan Exner (Treasurer), Marek Antoš and Robert Zbíral.
The current membership amounts to more than 70 individuals. Their background is varied: supreme and lower court justices, law clerks at the Constitutional and supreme courts, national and European civil servants, individuals from private practice (attorneys, tax advisers), academics and researchers. The membership is diverse and representative: it includes leading established professionals as well as younger persons, active in public as well as private sector, in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and abroad, including also the European institutions. The unifying common ground of all members is their interest in EU law and/or comparative law.
The Society organises various types of events of academic (conferences and seminars), educational (workshops for students and professionals) and social nature (informal meetings of members).
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