Harmonization - the Future of European Private Law?

During the last years the European Union has undertaken an intensive process of harmonization of Private law. What are the problems and advantages with this development? Are there lessons to be made from the Europeisation of private law through history? Which steps have already been taken in order to create a European private law? What will be the future of European private law? This conference will discuss this increased legislative activity, which has influenced many areas of private law, but also international private law.