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Giovanni Zaccaroni

Adjunct professor

Department of Economics

Curriculum vitae

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A. work and research experience

1. Detail of the work and research experience

 Aug 2019 - today

Postdoctoral Researcher, Brexit Institute, Dublin City University

Research activities on the future of the European Union after Brexit. Editor of the Blog and of the Working Paper Series of the Brexit Institute. 

Sept 2016 – Dec 2018

Postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate) University of Luxembourg, Research Unit in Law (Luxembourg).

Responsible for the development of the CEEC project (Challenges for the Post-Crisis European Economic Constitution). Principal investigator, Prof. Herwig Hofmann. Research activity on EU law, EU Economic Governance, EU Internal Market. (link [https://wwwfr.uni.lu/recherche/fdef/research_unit_in_law/equipe/giovanni_zaccaroni] )

Jan 2017 – Sep 2017

Responsible for the Organizing Committee, International Conference “The Metamorphosis of the European Economic Constitution”, University of Luxembourg, 21-22 September 2017

Member and Secretary of the Organizing Committee. In this context I will also coordinate the work leading to the publication of the proceedings and co-edit (together with professor H. Hofmann and K. Pantazatou) the edited book. (link [https://wwwen.uni.lu/fdef/actualites/conference] )

Jan 2014 – Jan 2020

Secretary of the Organizing Committee, International Summer School "The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe"

Centre of European Law, University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy), Université de Strasbourg, King's College London.

Leading the Organizing Committee of the Summer School "The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe", (Director Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi) AY 2014-15-16-17-18. The Summer School, which is the oldest course on the legal framework of fundamental rights in Europe, takes place each year in Bertinoro (Forlì- Cesena), during the first week of July. (link [http://www.cirde.it/en/summer-school] )

Jan 2012 – May 2015

Ph.D. in European Law / Docteur en Droit Public (specialization – droit international) University of Bologna and Strasbourg (Ph.D. en cotutelle), Bologna, Strasbourg (Italy, France).

Dissertation on "The Principle on non-discrimination and the EU Constitutional Identity". The project aimed at providing a European definition of the principle of non-discrimination, in light of the specific charachter of the EU constitutional legal order. Defense/soutenance held on the 22nd of May 2015. Supervisor: Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi, Prof. Patrick Wachsmann. Scholarship awarded by the "Université Italo-Française" for pursuing a research project on "The role of European Courts in the promotion of the principle of non-discrimination". (link [http://theses.fr/2015STRAA015] )

Feb 2019 - Jul 2019

Stagiarie

Court of justice of the EU (Cabinet of Mme le Juge Lucia Serena Rossi)

Assisting the work of the members of the Cabinet (referendaires) while, occasionally, also providing assistance in drafting the preparatory acts of the decisions of the Court.

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016

Junior Lawyer

Fratini Vergano European Lawyers, Rue Haerne 42, Bruxelles (Belgium).

Assisting clients within EU Competition (merger control), State aid (services of general economic interest) and Public Procurement practice. Reviewing and drafting contracts and agreements. Daily monitoring of the EU policy and legislative world. Also in charge of EU asylum and migration on demand consultancy. (link [http://www.fratinivergano.eu/en/] )

Oct 2015 – Feb 2016

Blue Book Trainee Legal Service of the European Commission, Berlaymont, Bruxelles, (Belgium).

Attached to the Justice, Freedom and Security Team. The JLS team has an extremely broad portfolio of competences, mainly on the Area of Justice, Freedom and Security (Asylum and migration, cooperation in civil and criminal justice). Assisting the director, Enrico Traversa, and the legal adviser for asylum law and migration, Mme Maria Condou.

Jan 2013 – Jul 2016

Programme Coordinator, Summer Schools and Elective Courses of the China – EU School of Law China EU School of Law, on behalf of the University of Bologna (Italy).

Responsible for the academic and budgetary organization of four different Summer and Winter courses. In all these courses, I also held several teaching duties. The China-EU School of Law (CESL) is the largest project of sino- european academic integration, funded by the EU and launched by Prof. Romano Prodi, former President of the European Commission.

B. Teaching Portfolio

1. Formal teaching assignments:

September – October 2018

Teacher with Prof. Dr. H.C.H. Hofmann in the course “The protection of Fundamental Rights” – LLM in European Law, University of Luxemborug (10 units of 45 mins each)

I am responsible for 5 lectures on specific fundamental rights in the module on “The Protection of Fundamental Rights” in the LLM in European law of the University of Luxembourg. I teach on “Equality and non discrimination”, “Social Rights and Labour Rights”, “ Freedom of Religion and Association”, “Citizenship of the European Union”.

September 2017 – Today

Adjunct Professor, “European Union Internal Market Legislation” (SSD IUS 14) – Course taught in English (45 h) University of Bologna, School of Economics, Management and Statistics (Italy)

Teaching the normative aspects of the EU internal market (45 h) to students of the last year of the ITALI Course of the University of Bologna, a new degree entirely taught in English where an international class of highly selected students is trained to become the management of the tourism industry of tomorrow. The course, and in particular the methodology, has been entirely conceived by the myself, with an innovative approach oriented towards the gaining of different practical and theoretical skills. This has been done also thanks to the analysis of the discipline applicable to EU funding instruments and with a class exercise within the same topic. (link [http://www.ems.unibo.it/en/programmes/course-unit-catalogue/course-unit/2017/401174])

October 2012 - Today

Adjunct Professor, “The multi-level protection of fundamental rights in Europe and Latin America", Master in International Relations Europe - Latin America (4h) University of Bologna

Teaching EU fundamental rights in a 4 h module in the EU law course held by Prof. Marco Lombardo. The module introduces a comparative analysis of the protection of fundamental rights in Europe (EU and ECHR) and Latin America. Lectures take place each year during March. In particular, I have been teaching on the multi-level protection of fundamental rights in Europe and Latin America, EU constitutionalism and EU interaction with ECHR and IAHR.

May 2015

Adjunct Professor, “EU constitutional Law - Fundamental rights in Europe”, CESL elective course 2015, China EU School of Law in Bologna (Italy) (14 h) China EU School of Law at the University of Bologna

Lecturer of EU constitutional law – Fundamental Rights in Europe (14 hours) at the CESL students of the Master in International and European law, Elective Course Current Issues of European Integration. Teaching tutorials on EU constitutional law - fundamental rights law at CESL students.

2. Detail of the main teaching and lecturing activities:

  1. European Union Law course (Prof. Giacomo di Federico), “The Accession of the EU to the ECHR on the jurisdictional architecture of Europe”, November 2011. (1,30 h)
  2. Summer School of the China EU School of Law, “Current issues of European Integration”, “The Principle of non-discrimination under EU law”, September 2012. (2h)
  3. Summer School of the China EU School of Law, “Current issues of European Integration”, “The Principle of non-discrimination under EU law”, July 2013. (2h)
  4. Course on International and European Labour Law, “The ILO Conventions on Disabled Persons and Child Labour”, April 2013. (2h)
  5. Project Young Europeans at School (YES), AYs 2013/14 and 2014/15 (3 lectures x 2h each year) (12h) (project financed by the Action Jean Monnet, European Commission, in 2015)
  6. Elective course of the China EU School of Law, “Current Issues of European Integration”, April - May 2015, “EU Constitutional Law”, (8 h)
  7. Elective course of the China EU School of Law, “Current Issues of European Integration”, April – May 2015, “EU Court of Justice Moot Court”. (6 h)
  8. Master in International Relations Europe-Latin America, AYs 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18. Module holder: “The protection of fundamental rights in Europe”. (4h x 5)
  9. European Union law course, European Union law (advanced) course (Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi), AYs 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 “The EU Accession to the ECHR”. (8h)
  10. Summer School “The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe”, “Differentiating Equality? The Different advancement in the case law of the EU Court of Justice on equality”, July 2015, 2015 ed. (2h)
  11. Summer School “The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe”, “Looking for the Babelfish? Language discrimination and the CJEU”, June 2016, 2016 ed. (2h)
  12. European Union Law course (Prof. H. Hofmann, Université du Luxembourg), “Limits to the protection of fundamental rights in the Internal Market”, October 2016 (2h)
  13. Presentation at the PhD Seminar "Recent Developments in Theory and Practice of EU Law", “Ledra, Mallis and the acts of the EU borrowed institutions”, University of Luxembourg, Research Unit in Law, October 2016. (2h)
  14. Presentation at the PhD Seminar "Recent Developments in Theory and Practice of EU Law", “Constitutional identity again under the scrutiny of the CJEU: Von Bogendorff”, University of Luxembourg, Research Unit in Law, March 2017. (2h)
  15. Seminar on “Research Skills”, National University of Laos. Development aid project of the Luxembourg government for capacity building at the National University of Laos, 22 May 2017. (4h)
  16. Open lecture on “The EU as a Global Legal and Political Actor”, National University of Laos, 25 May 2017. Closing lecture of the development aid project of the Luxembourg government for capacity building at the National University of Laos National University of Laos. (2h)
  17. LawTTIP Summer School “Fundamental Rights and EU Trade Agreement”, lecture on “Courts, Fundamental Rights and EU FTAs”, 27 June 2017, 2017 ed. (2h)
  18. Course on “European Union Internal Market Legislation”, University of Bologna, Rimini Campus, October-November 2017. (45 h)
  19. Presentation at the PhD Seminar "Recent Developments in Theory and Practice of EU Law", “MAS and MB, Taricco II”, University of Luxembourg, Research Unit in Law, February 2018. (2h)
  20. Summer School “The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe”, lecture on “Fundamental rights in the recent case law of the EU Court of Justice and of the Italian Constitutional Court”, 27 June 2018, 2018 ed. (2 h).
  21. Course on “European Union Internal Market Legislation”, University of Bologna, Rimini Campus, October-November 2018. (45 h) (already assigned)

C. List of Publications and Presentations

  1. Publications:

Co-edited books:

  • H. Hofmann, K. Pantazatou, G. Zaccaroni, “The Metamorphosis of the European Economic Constitution”, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019 [accepted]

Articles in peer reviewed journals:

  1. The good, the bad, and the ugly: national Constitutional Courts and the EU constitutional identity, Special Issue, Italian Journal of Public Law, 2018. (accepted: awaiting publication)
  2. Is the horizontal application of general principles ultra vires? Dialogue and conflict between supreme European courts in Dansk Industri, Federalismi, n.9/2018.
  3. The Pragmatism of the Court of Justice on the Detention of Irregular Migrants: Comment on Affum, European Papers – European Forum, Insights, 2017.
  4. La struttura del giudizio sulla discriminazione davanti alla Corte Europea dei Diritti dell’Uomo, Studi sull’integrazione europea, Vol.1, 2017.
  5. Un’altra crepa nella diga del dialogo? La Corte Suprema Danese rifiuta di dare applicazione ad un rinvio pregiudiziale della Corte di Giustizia, Quaderni Costituzionali, vol. 1,2017.
  6. Ultra vires review e applicazione orizzontale del principio di non discriminazione sulla base dell’età: una riflessione a freddo su Dansk Industri, Sidiblog, 4 May 2017, to be published in Quaderni della Società Italiana di Diritto Internazionale, 2017.
  7. L’identità costituzionale degli Stati membri ancora una volta davanti alla Corte di giustizia: intorno a von Wolffersdorff, Forum di Quaderni Costituzionali, 19 Novembre2016
  8. Why always me? (says the European Union). Il referendum svizzero sull'immigrazione, le relazioni con l'UE e le ricadute sull'economia, in Quaderni della Società Italiana Di Diritto Internazionale, 2014, p. 324 ss.
  9. The Consequences of the Accession of the EU to the ECHR on the jurisdictional architecture of Europe, in Law of Ukraine, pp. 279-291, vol. n. 3, 2013.

    Chapters in peer reviewed edited books:

  10. Non-discrimination on the ground of religion: the influence that the ECourtHR case law can have into defining the exception in art. 4.2 of Directive 2000/78/EC, in M. Balboni (eds.), The principle of non- discrimination under the European Convention of Human Rights, Editoriale Scientifica, Naples, 2017.
  11. Differentiating equality? The different advancements in the protected grounds in the case law of the Court of Justice, in L.S. Rossi (eds.), The principle of equality under EU law, Springer, London, 2017.
  12. Le tensioni fra armonizzazione legislativa e sovranità nazionale nella relazione fra l'Unione Europea e gli stati membri in A. Di Stefano (eds.), A Lackland Law? Territory, Effectiveness and Jurisdiction in International and European Law, Giappichelli, Turin, 2015.
  13. Parità di Trattamento: commento all'art.53 della legge 243 del 2012, in L.S. Rossi, L. Costato (eds), Commentario alla l. 243 del 2012, E.S.I., Naples, 2014
  14. Citizenship, Third Country Nationals and European Integration: a Broken Dream? in L.S. Rossi, G. Di Federico (eds.), Fundamental Rights in Europe and China, between identity and universalism, Editoriale Scientifica, Naples, 2013.

    Other products of research (blog posts):

  15. Settling the dust of the Taricco II judgment? An analysis from an EU constitutional and criminal law perspective, with F. Rossi, European law blog, 9 April 2018.
  16. More on the horizontal direct effect of the principle of nondiscrimination on the ground of age: Dansk Industries (DI), EU law Analysis, 14 July 2016.
  17. Looking for the Babel-fish? Language discrimination and the EU, EU law Analysis, 23 March 2016.

    Chroniques:

  18. Chronique de l’Activité du Parlement Européenne (2016), with M. Gatti, J. Silga, M. Petscko (ed. E. Neframi), in C. Blumann, F. Picod, (eds.) Annuaire de Droit de l’Union Européenne., LGDJ, 2017.
  19. Chronique de l’Activité du Parlement Européenne (2017), with M. Gatti, J. Silga, M. Petscko (ed. E. Neframi), in C. Blumann, F. Picod, (eds.) Annuaire de Droit de l’Union Européenne., LGDJ, 2018.

    Book reviews:

  20. The Pluralist Character of the European Economic Constitution, by Clemens Kaupa (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017), Common Market Law Review, 2018, vol.1.

2. Participation into National and International Conferences (selected through peer-review procedures)

  1. "The consequences of the Accession of the EU to the ECHR on the jurisdictional architecture of Europe", International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC), King's College London, 20 April 2012.
  2. “Citizenship, third country nationals and European integration (A broken dream?)", China- EU School of Law International Conference, Bologna, 29 May 2012.
  3. "How harmonization reshaped the boundaries of national sovereignty in the relationship among European Union and Member States", Catania, X Conference of the young scholars in International and European Law (SIDI), 24- 25 January 2013.
  4. "The principle of non- discrimination and the European Constitutional Identity" Ph.D. dissertation presentation, Summer School of the Lisboan Network, Maastricht, 9 April 2013.
  5. "How the principle of non-discrimination fostered the dissemination of new rights: the impact of judicial activism and political negligence on European integration in the case law of the European Courts" European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Biennial Conference, Baltimore, USA, May 2013.
  6. "The Principle of non-discrimination and the EU constitutional identity" Ph.D dissertation presentation, Bruxelles, ULB, Institut d'Etudes Européennes, 6 September 2014.
  7. "Il principio di non discriminazione e l'identità costituzionale dell'Unione Europea" PhD. thesis presentation, X Meeting of the young scholars of the Italian Society of International Law (SIDI), San Ginesio, 10 October 2014.
  8. "The European Union, referenda and international agreements: from the Constitutional Treaty to Switzerland", Inaugural conference, International Society of Public Law (ICONS), EUI, Fiesole, 27 June 2014.
  9. "Differentiating Equality? The different advancements in the protected grounds in the case law of the Court of Justice", International conference "The principle of equality under EU law", Bologna, 18 May 2015.
  10. “How long will (European) borders last? Global, supranational and national problems in the management of migrations”, IIIrd Conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICONS), Humboldt University, Berlin, 16 June 2016.
  11. “The good, the bad, and the ugly: ultra vires review and the EU constitutional identity”, Conference of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), Pre-Session "United in Diversity: Constitutional Adjudication within the Composite European Constitution", LUISS, Rome, 4 May 2017.
  12. “The Metamorphosis of the European Economic Constitution”, Seminar at the Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, 6 June 2017.
  13. “The European Economic Constitution and the future of the EMU”, University of Castilla la Mancha, 18 May 2018, International conference “EU administrative law within and beyond the Single Market”.
  14. “EU’s Schrodinger's Cat: Is (still) there a Democracy Divide within the Economic and Monetary Union?” Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium: Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights in Europe and the World in Times of Contestation, University of Leuven, 20 September 2018.
  15. “They call me Trinity: the re-constitutionalisation of the EMU after the economic and financial crisis”, International Conference “Constitutionalism and Constitutional design in times of Constitutional recession”, Belgrade, 22 September 2018.

    D. Participation into national and international research projects

  1. 2016 - 2018, “CEEC - Challenges for the Post-Crisis European Economic Constitution”, Internal Research Project, University of Luxembourg, Coordinator: Prof. Herwig Hofmann.
  2. 2016 - 2019, Jean Monnet Network “LAwTTIP, Legal Ambiguities withstanding TTIP”, Coordinator: Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi. (Team Member)
  3. 2014 – 2017, Jean Monnet Chair “CIBELIS, Citizens Beyond Lisbon”, Coordinator: Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi. (Team Member)
  4. 2014 – 2016, Jean Monnet Project “YES! - Young Europeans at School!” Coordinator: Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi. (Team Member)
  5. 2013 - 2016, FARB Project, University of Bologna "The principles of equality and non-discrimination in the European Union", Coordinator: Prof. Lucia Serena Rossi.

E. Other: 1. Languages

English: Full proficiency (C2).

French: Advanced knowledge (C1).

Italian: Mother tongue.

2. Academic Career before Ph.D.

Oct 2006 – Oct 2011

Dottore Magistrale in Giurisprudenza, School of Law, University of Bologna, Degree awarded with 110/110 cum laude.

Dissertation in Constitutional Law/Human Rights (“The role of European Courts in the Accession of the EU to the ECHR”). Topics covered: the whole spectrum of Italian law (civil, criminal and commercial law/procedure, administrative law) EU law and international law.

Sep 2010 – Jul 2011

Master of Laws (LLM), European Law

King's College London, U. of London, London (United Kingdom).

Exams attended: EU Public Procurement, EU Internal Market, EU Administrative Law, EU Environmental Law, European Constitutional Law and fundamental rights. Dissertation marked 74/100 (high distinction), (Supervisor Prof. P. Eeckhout) on "The effects of the accession of the EU to the ECHR of the jurisdictional

architecture of Europe".

3. Memberships and awards

  1. Member of the Council, Jean Monnet Foundation.
  2. Member of the Advisory Board of the “University of Bologna Law Review”.
  3. Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Institute for European Affairs, University of Luxembourg.
  4. Member of the Italian Society of International and European Law (SIDI).
  5. Member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL).
  6. Member of the International Society of Public Law (ICON'S).
  7. Winner of the Bourse Henri Rieben, Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe (February 2013).
  8. Awarded Ph.D. Scholarship, Université Italo-Francaise, 50.000 € (2013-2015).
  9. Invited as a Speaker to the Final Conference of the Oct 2016-Feb 2017 Session - Blue Book Traineeship of the European Commission.
  10. Visiting Lecturer at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna - Pisa (June 2017).
  11. Fully qualified lawyer (Bologna bar) since March 2015.