Official opening of the international scientific conference, Croatian-French days of administrative law took place on September 21 at MEDILS. The ceremony was attended by University of Split’s Rector, prof. Dragan Ljutić Ph.D., with Vice-rectors prof. Bosiljka Britvić-Vetma Ph.D., Organizing Committee’s long-time member, and Zoran Đogaš, Split Faculty of Law’s dean, assoc. prof. Ratko Brnabić Ph.D., assist. prof. Quentin EPRON, vice-rector of Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2 University, Fabien FIESCHI, ambassador of France, Yves GOUNIN, state adviser and head of State Council’s representative, Inga VEZMAR BARLEK, High Administrative Court’s president, Stipe Čogelja, deputy prefect of Split-Dalmatia county, Mario JELUŠIĆ, Constitutional Court’s representative, Zdenka POGARČIĆ, director of Government’s Office for Legislation, and Sanjin Rukavina, state secretary at Ministry of Justice and Administration, also Prime Minister’s representative, Miroslav Radman, numerous legal experts and other distinguished guests .
Theme of this year's meeting is "Public service" and, as every year, most prominent French and Croatian legal experts, scientists and practitioners, primarily from the field of administrative law, will participate in order to present and discuss current administrative law topics and institutes.
The international conference Croatian-French Administrative Law Days has been taking place in Split since 2007, as part of partnership between University of Split’s Faculty of Law and University of Panthéon Assas - Paris II, which dates back to 12th century.
Other institutions have also been taking part in the organization of the Croatian-French Administrative Law Days since the beginning, such as University of Split, High Administrative Court of Republic of Croatia, Government’s Office for Legislation, Ministry of Justice and Administration, Robert Schuman Centre for European Documentation and Research (Split), Croatia’s Constitutional Court, French Embassy in Croatia, Split-Dalmatia County and City of Split. Role of French State Council, highest administrative court in the French Republic, which plays a significant role advising French government, should also be pointed out.