The UKAEL brings together all those across the UK with an interest in European Union law.

Through lectures, conferences and other events it promotes a better understanding of EU law, encourages debate and discussion on current issues, and as the UK branch of FIDE, is part of an international network of European law associations.


The next FIDE congress will be held on 23 to 26 May 2018 in Estoril, a small seaside town close to Lisbon.

The three topics are:
1. The internal market and the digital economy
2. Taxation, state aid and distortions of competition
3. The external dimension of EU policies

We are inviting applications for three national rapporteurs (one for each topic). If you are interested please send a brief curriculum vitae to Detailed questionnaires for each topic are available.

The deadline for submission of the reports is 31 August 2017.

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Our members enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Discounts and priority booking for all of our events
  • Member rate at the biennial FIDE Congress
  • An invitation to the UKAEL Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunities to study and discuss European Union Law with leading academics and practitioners