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

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General information

The Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM) offers a summer school on the law of the sea: "Jean Monnet Summer School on European Union and the Law of the Sea" (EU-LoS) in co-operation with the University of Genoa, the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven and the University of Bremen. 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. It will consist of 56 hours of teaching activities inclusive of traditional ex cathedra lectures, classroom training and workgroups and a half-day workshop.

The 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.

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

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).

Contact Person: Prof. Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe (


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Venue: Polo Universitario di Imperia
Imperia, Italy


Open from
1 Mar 2015 to 30 Jun 2015


Regular fee: € 750.00.
“Early bird” fee: € 500.00 for successful applications received on or before 30 April 2015.

The fees cover tuition and study materials only. Travel, accommodation and all other contingent costs (including insurance coverage) will have to be born by the individual participants directly.


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. 

Application Procedure:

Please send an e-mail in order to obtain additional information or use the electronic application form provided to apply. This will be sent automatically to the organizzation together with the applicable attachments. Applications will be examined on a rolling basis and interested candidates are therefore invited to apply as soon as possible.

Application period: 1 March – 30 June 2015


Participants who actively participate in the whole course and successfully complete the assigned coursework will be issued with a certificate of attendance.


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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