PhD in European Law

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Legal, Politological, Economic and Statistical Sciences
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Claudia Golino. Starting from 29/09/2017 Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi.
Language French, English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 4 positions with scholarship
Application deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jul 18, 2017 to Jul 28, 2017
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Department of Legal Studies - DSG
Associated Departments
Department of Sociology and Business Law - SDE
Department of Political and Social Sciences - SPS
Mobility abroad
Yes (6 months)
Curricula and Research topics
  • European Union Law 
    - General principles of European law and EU institutional law 
    - European citizenship and the non discrimination principle 
    - EU fundamental rights and freedoms and the Charter of Fundamental Rights 
    - Internal market and other EU sectoral policies 
    - Economic and monetary Union
    - EU external relations
  • European Market Law
    - Financial and banking Law
    - Labour Law and social protection policies
    - Industrial competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship european policies
    - Employment and social affairs european policies (social inclusion, microfinance, female and young entrepreneurship, financial education)
    - Fiscal Administration in the EU
    - Legal instruments for sustainable development
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
The Ph.D course in EU Law allows the graduate to acquire specialized training in one of the two Curricula (European Law and Law and Economics), which makes available a wide range of employment prospects depending on the specific Curriculum chosen. The Ph.D. students will be able to demonstrate their specialist skills, taking on roles of responsibility in private and/or public research institutions; they will be able to work in consultancy for institutions and agencies, national, European and international.
Admission Board

Members
Marco Balboni Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Politiche e Sociali Docente di II fascia Curriculum Diritto dell'Unione Europea
Federico Casolari Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Giuridiche Docente di II fascia Curriculum Diritto dell'Unione Europea
Claudia  Golino Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell'Economia Docente di II fascia Curriculum Diritto dei Mercati Europei
Marina Timoteo Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Giuridiche Docente di I fascia Curriculum Diritto dei Mercati Europei
Substitutes
Michele Belletti Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell'Economia Docente di II fascia Curriculum Diritto dei Mercati Europei
Marco  Borraccetti Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Politiche e Sociali Ricercatore Curriculum Diritto dell'Unione Europea
Pietro  Manzini Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Giuridiche Docente di I fascia Curriculum Diritto dell'Unione Europea
Maria Alessandra Stefanelli Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell'Economia Docente di I fascia Curriculum Diritto dei Mercati Europei
Learning outcomes
The PhD program in European Law aims at forming experts having a deep knowledge of legal or legal-economic issues at European level, and in particular:
a)providing qualified legal and economic preparation enabling to respond to the changing requests and requirements of the professional world
b)preparing researchers by teaching research methodologies designated to help achieve original results and their publication in national or international scientific journals
c)preparing experts whose command of the issues related to European integration, along with their appropriate cultural sensitivity, allows for their recruitment by both EU institutions and law firms specialized in European issues
d)preparing employees with professional knowledge in the field of market regulation and evaluation of development projects, able to work in the private and public sector both at national and international level
e)training professionals by providing the analytical and operational knowledge and skills necessary for tackling with discernment and critical spirit the complex problems that may arise in developing projects at a national and international level
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The activities carried out by the PhD students are those traditional of scientific research in the field of law:
- identification of sources and data
- analysis of case law
- general theory studies
In addition to writing the PhD thesis, all doctoral candidates are encouraged to engage in supplementary educational activities on topics related to their field of research and to attend national and international seminars and conferences. Students may be invited to participate in seminars organized by Italian and foreign universities in order to discuss their research projects and provisional results obtained before scientific committees
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
The Ph.D. research traineeship has different levels:
a) Specialist training activities, a cycle of theme-based seminars, seminars borrowed from Summer and Winter Schools (e.g. the Summer school: “The protection of fundamental rights,” in collaboration with Strasbourg University, King’s College London and Bertinoro Ce.U.B.); higher education courses; study conferences workshops; international lectures, for both the Curricula of the EU Ph.D.
b) Training programme and educational and scientific activities realized through the Jean Monnet Action, in the Interuniversity Research Centre for Comparative Law and the Study Centre for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, in addition to other different activities organized by the two lectureships.
Training pathway:
Year I
- Common traineeship activities for both Curricula (e.g.: meetings on the latest developments in European Court decisions; seminars on economic freedom in the EU system)
- General traineeship activities for both the Curricula and specific seminars for each of them.
- Participation in scientific initiatives on the research topics of the three-year project, both national and international.
Year II
- Common traineeship activities for both Curricula
- Specific seminars for each of them
- Mandatory period of at least six months abroad, at a foreign University, European Institution or Research facility, under the supervision of a professor.
Year III
Participation in all traineeship activities and focus on completing the Ph.D. thesis, including the option of writing it at the foreign University or Institution.
Internationalization features
The Ph.D course in EU Law is an international Ph.D programme. It is based on a netwok of international university and research facilities (namely, King’s College and Queen Mary University – London, Maastricht University, Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia – Madrid, Strasbourg University, China University of Political Science and Law – Beijing, China Scholarship Council, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing), which have improved both mobility opportunities for graduate students and lectures, and assessed the opportunity for joint research projects in the course of time. The Ph.D course also benefits from the work of the Jean Monnet lectureship, the International Agency for Research in European Law, the Interuniversity Research Centre for Comparative Law and the Research Center for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The Ph.D course in EU Law requires Ph.D students to stay abroad for a minimum of six months during the three years-duration of the Ph.D itself, with each student taking part in the courses and seminars, so as to increase in the host University the hours of individual training, with a view to setting up a network of contacts relevant to European and International research projects. For a number of years a fruitful mobility addressed to lecturers of the Ph.D course has been operational; this has made it possible for them to forge stable relationships with prestigious foreign universities and international research institutions. The PhD course in European Law will organize several international keynote lectures, concerning the European Union and European market law, with the participation of internationally renowned professors and leading figures from both Italian and European Institutions.
Expected research results and products
The PhD student’s activities will have the following main results:
- the acquisition and improvement of rigorous working methods in the field of research, suited to both future professional developments in the academic field and to high quality profile professions both in the public sector (e.g. law offices, legislative offices, internal consultants) and in the private sector (experts in corporate law, legal offices within companies, external consultants, etc.)
- drawing up a doctoral thesis, the results of which each student shall make public (subject to intellectual property protection limitations, where necessary), in a structured format and according to qualitative parameters similar to those required by scientific publications of international relevance
- the presentation of reports, communications or posters on the occasion of both national and international conferences, with their publication as conference proceedings
- the production and publication of papers and scientific articles in national scientific journals with the highest level of classification according to the ANVUR parameters and/or in foreign scientific journals of international relevance in topics relating to European law, including the economic profiles of EU policies, by demonstrating a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the whole area of EU law and EU market law.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BELLETTI MICHELE Università di Bologna Professore associato
CAPRI ANGELA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
CASOLARI FEDERICO Università di Bologna Professore associato
DI FEDERICO GIACOMO Università di Bologna Professore associato
GOLINO CLAUDIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
LAMANDINI MARCO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
LEMME GIULIANO Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia Professore ordinario
MANZINI PIETRO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MARTUCCI FRANCESCO Universitè Pantheon - Assas Paris II Professore di università straniera
MENEGATTI EMANUELE Università di Bologna Professore associato
PISTOIA EMANUELA Università di Teramo Professore associato
POMELLI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Ricercatore
ROSSI LUCIA SERENA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
SOLDATI NICOLA Università di Bologna Professore associato
TIMOTEO MARINA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
TUNDO FRANCESCO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
ZANOBETTI ALESSANDRA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario