Calendar of 2021-2022 EIEL core teaching activities announced

With the start of the spring semester approaching, the staff of the Jean Monnet Module in European and International Law (EIEL) is now able to announce the academic calendar for its core teaching activities.

The upcoming start of a new semester at the University of Siena will be marked by a return to full in-person teaching for the EIEL Jean Monnet Module, after a 2020-2021 academic year that was heavily impacted by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The EIEL Module, now in its second year of implementation, has recently hosted the first webinar of its 2021-2022 series, featuring Dr Riccardo Luporini of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies for a presentation on human rights-based litigation on climate change.

The core teaching activities of the EIEL Module will start on 28 February, with a series of lectures taught by EIEL Academic Coordinator Prof Riccardo Pavoni as part of the general course in European Union law offered by the Department of Law of the University of Siena, which will run from 28 February to 11 April. On 22 April, after the Easter break, Prof Pavoni will introduce a series of fundamental notions of European environmental law. He will discuss the historical and legal evolution of this field of EU law, as well as its legal basis, objectives, sources, and key principles.

On 29 April and 2 May, Prof Elisa Morgera (Director of the One Ocean Hub and Professor of Global Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde) will dedicate two lectures to the origins and main features of international environmental law. On 6 and 9 May, the module will then feature two consecutive keynote lectures by Prof Christine Bakker (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies), who is involved for the first time in the project, on EU law and climate change. Lastly, on 13 and 16 May, Dr Dario Piselli will conclude the course with two lectures exploring the most recent normative developments in the European regulation of biodiversity and chemicals.

In due course, additional webinars and dissemination activities may also be announced by the EIEL staff, in order to complement the teaching activities of the module.