Iris Goldner Lang


Prof. Dr. Iris Goldner Lang graduated law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (LL.B.) and English language and literature (B.A.) at the Faculty of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. As a British Government Chevening Scholar, she earned her LL.M. degree at the LSE. She did part of her doctoral research as a visiting researcher at the LSE and as an Ernst-Mach Scholar at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria). She earned her Ph.D. in 2005 at the University of Zagreb. She passed her Bar exam in 2001.

Iris Goldner Lang is a Jean Monnet Professor and chairs the Department of European Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. She is the module leader of two Jean Monnet Modules “EU Migration Law and Policy” and “EU Internal Market Law” granted by the European Commission. She holds a UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of People, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue at the University of Zagreb. Apart from her regular teaching activities at the University of Zagreb, she has been involved in lifelong learning programmes for Croatian judges, public servants and lawyer-linguists. She has held a number of visiting lectures (LSE, University of Stockholm, University of Vienna, University of Lisbon, Court of Justice of the EU, European Parliament, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Alpbach Forum Summer School, etc.). She has presented papers at numerous international conferences. She is editor of three books and author of a number of scientific articles, chapters in books and a book entitled From Association to Accession: How Free is the Free Movement of Persons in the EU. She is member of the Editorial Board and permanent reviewer of Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (CYELP) and of “EUROPA info”.

Prof. Dr. Goldner Lang has taken part in Croatian accession negotiations to the EU, as a member of three accession negotiations working groups. She has also been a member of national working groups for drafting Croatian laws on aliens and on services and for the implementation of Directive 2001/24 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare. She is president of Croatian Society for European Law (affiliate of FIDE), and president of the legal section of Croatian Society for Patient Safety. She is also a member of the CEUSA (Croatian European Union Studies Association) and UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies).

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