Jean Monnet Summer School on European Union and the Law of the Sea

The summer school on European Union and the Law of the Sea will be held for three consecutive years, alternatively, in Italy and Germany. The summer school aims to attract doctoral and post doctoral students, as well as researchers and young professionals not only in law, political science and international and European studies, but also from other sea-related sectors, such as maritime economics and marine science, where an understanding of the impact of EU law is becoming more and more essential.


A number of general and more specific issues, touching upon several topical subjects, will be dealt with during the summer school, including:

International Law of the Sea: Foundations, Recent Trends and Developments
EU and the Law of the Sea: From UNCLOS 1992 to the Integrated Maritime Policy of the EU

Human Rights at Sea
Maritime Security
Maritime Piracy
Marine Spatial Planning
Deep Seabed Mining
Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property
Concurrent and Conflicting Fora for the Settlement of International Disputes
Seaports in EU Law
Maritime Labour and the Protection of Seafarers
Maritime Emergencies and Salvage
Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage under International and EU Law

Conflicts of Laws at Sea
Conflicts of Jurisdictions at Sea

A half-day workshop on “European Union and the Law of the Sea: From Principles to Practice” will be held in Genoa, on 4 September 2015, as an integral part of the summer school.

University of Genoa post-doctoral fellows will deliver presentations concerning their current research in the area (covering, inter alia, eco-terrorism at sea, maritime regional cooperation inside and outside the EU and participation of the EU to relevant international organizations).

Who can apply

The ideal candidate will have completed a five- or at least a three-year long university programme in law, political science, international relations, maritime studies, marine science, maritime conomy or equivalent. Students enrolled in a University programme lasting longer than three years, who are  at least in their fourth year and with an interest in the field will also be considered.

Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers and young professionals in any of the above areas are encouraged to apply.

The working language of the summer school is English; a good command of English is therefore essential and evidence of proficiency may be requested.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master,PhD,Other
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity of Genoa
Begin date31.08.2015
End date11.09.2015
Registration deadline30.06.2015
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyLaw (broad programmes)
Teaching placeImperia, Italy
Tagsmarinesummer schoollawinternational relationslaw of the seamaritime
Find out more