EULawSD joins JM Summer School on Climate Change, Health and the Environment

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The EULawSD team is pleased to announce that EULawSD academic coordinator, Prof Riccardo Pavoni, will join the Jean Monnet Summer School on “Climate Change, Health and the Environment“, taking place at the University of Salerno on 2-6 July 2018.

Prof. Pavoni has been invited to teach “Legal protection of biodiversity and climate change” at the Summer School, and on 4 July he will also join a strategic workshop between Jean Monnet Chair and Module holders to discuss how to create teaching and research synergies between JM actions on European health and environmental law.

The Summer School will kick-off on 2 July with an opening conference that will convene leading scholars on the topic of the international and EU dimensions of climate change law and governance.

More information are available on the Summer School’s website.

Two EULawSD Keynote Lectures Announced

The academic staff of the Jean Monnet Module in European Union Law and Sustainable Development is happy to announce that this year’s course programme will feature two keynote lectures, taking place on 1 and 7 December 2017, respectively.

Nerina_Boschiero_INTOn 1 December (11am – 1 pm), Prof. Nerina Boschiero will be at the Department of Law of the University of Siena to discuss “The Principle of Sustainable Development in International and European Union Law“. Boschiero is Professor of International Law at the University of Milan and Head of Studies of the LLM in Sustainable Development. Previously, she was professor of International Trade Law at the University of Milan (2002-2012), professor of International Law and Private International Law at the University of Verona (1997-2002), professor of International Law, Private International Law, European Law at the University of Catania (1994-1997), and lecturer of Private International Law at the University of Trento (1990-1992). Her current research interests are focused on the intersection and interaction between public and private international law.

mGestriOn 7 December (10am – 12pm), Prof. Marco Gestri will instead deliver his keynote lecture on “The Precautionary Principle in International and European Union Law”. Gestri is Professor of International Law and Director of the Center for Research on the European Union, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is the Scientific Director of the Renzo Imbeni Summer School, Modena; a member of the Board of Editors and Book Reviews editor of the Italian Yearbook of International Law; and sits on the Scientific Committee of Diritto dell’economia and of Security: Theory and Practice. Prof. Gestri is also a fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, and the Italian Society of International Law.

The keynote lectures of the EULawSD Module will be public events aimed at exposing the course participants to a leading figure (scholar, expert or practitioner) in EU law and sustainable development, which will touch on the most relevant issues and challenges in the field while also focusing on key themes that will be different each year. The 2-hour lectures will build interest on the topic of the course but also more generally raise awareness among the general public about the importance of the EU in realizing the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The lectures will be hosted by the Department of Law of the University of Siena (via P.A. Mattioli 10, 53100 Siena, Italy).

EULawSD Module selected for co-funding by EACEA

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On 26 July 2017, the Education, Audiovisuals and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission announced the results of its annual call for co-funding of Jean Monnet Activities under the Erasmus+ Programme (Call EAC/A03/2016).

Among the 833 proposals received by the EACEA for Jean Monnet teaching and research activities, 141 were selected for funding. The proposal for a module on “European Union Law and Sustainable Development” (EULawSD), presented by Prof. Riccardo Pavoni of the University of Siena together with Mr. Dario Piselli (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Prof. Sonia Carmignani, Prof. Federico Lenzerini, Prof. Patrizia Vigni and Prof. Alessandro Palmieri (all of the University of Siena), was one of them. The project activities will now be hosted by the Department of Law of the University of Siena and implemented over the course of three years.

EULawSD seeks to explore the ever-expanding corpus of European Union Law relating to sustainable development, with an emphasis on its interactions with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. The module will consist of an annual 40-hour course primarily aimed at students of the Single Cycle Degree Programme in Law at the University of Siena, but also open to students from the Political Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences departments. The course will be complemented, on an annual basis, by a keynote opening lecture, a final expert roundtable, a dedicated website, and a series of webinars.

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