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President's Message

Maciej Szpunar - President of FIDE 2023 to 2025

The Polish Association of European Law (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Prawa Europejskiego, PSPE) is currently presiding FIDE and in this capacity it will host the XXXI FIDE congress in Katowice from 28 to 31 May 2025.

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

The Polish Association of European Law (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Prawa Europejskiego, PSPE) is honoured and humbled to announce that the next FIDE Congress will be held in Katowice. The XXXI FIDE Congress will take place on 28-31 May 2025, during the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will further emphasise the importance of European law and European integration in general.

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Congress will be co-hosted by the city of Katowice and the University of Silesia.

In accordance with well-established tradition, the Congress will focus on three topics. Building upon the experiences of our colleagues from the Bulgarian Association for European Law, whom we congratulate on the enormous success of the XXX FIDE Congress in Sofia, we identified the major challenges that the European integration is currently facing and on this basis we have proposed the following topics:

Topic I
EU Emergency Law

Topic II
EU Digital Economy: general framework (DSA/DMA) and specialised regimes

Topic III
Energy solidarity and energy security – from green transition to the EU’s crisis management

All of these topics not only represent a number of legal issues to be resolved, but, above all, they are all of great practical importance. The shape of European integration and the functioning of the internal market, also in its global dimension, depend on the answers to many of these questions. We would like the discussions around these three topics to contribute to the clarification of many doubts, mutual understanding and, above all, to the strengthening of European solidarity. The solidarity has a special place also in Poland's recent history and the need to strengthen it at the European level is of exceptional importance to us.

On behalf of our Association, the city of Katowice and the University of Silesia, we cordially invite you all to Katowice.

Maciej Szpunar

President of FIDE 2023 – 2025 / President of the Polish Association of European Law

First Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union