From diversity to unity through coordination- "EU-DUC"- Overcoming Challenges, addressing conflicts, settling disputes.

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Summer School on EU Business Law (16-18 JUNE 2021)

The University of Milan is managing the project "From diversities to Unity through Coordination (EU‐DUC)", in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the Charles University of Prague (Czech Republic) and the University of Warsaw (Poland), within the framework of the 1st Call for joint educational proposal promoted by the 4EU+ European University Alliance.
The workshop is offered to the students of 4EU+ universities and is articulated in 3‐days meetings of total 20 hours. Some meetings will be further sub‐divided in shorter modules, e.g. frontal non‐interactive lessons of 1 hour and interactive modules of 2‐4 hours.
One month ahead of the workshop, the students will be divided into working‐groups and they will be requested to prepare for the activities described in the programme (in particular see more detailed programmes of the single interactive lessons attached). Only active students of 4EU+ Universities, which will be involved in at least 3 interactive lessons (including all previous preparatory activities) and which will be positively evaluated by the lecturers responsible for each interactive module, will have possibility of final recognition of 3 ECTS. The students will be requested to indicate the order of preference between all 5 interactive modules upon registration. Although every effort shall be made to accommodate each participant’s preferential choices, the organizer reserves the right to assign students to any interactive module among the 5 scheduled, depending on the number of participants who expressed their preferences for each module.
The first meetings of the working‐groups of each interactive module are scheduled as from 16 May until 15 June (see the attached Programme), where tasks, readings, scenarios and roles will be distributed among the participants and explained by the lecturers.
Additional meetings of the working‐groups may be requested by the lecturers. The last meeting will be “embodied” into the workshop ‐ during the workshop, the working‐groups will be invited to present their results. At the end of the presentations, the groups might be peer‐assessed.

The final agenda with more details about each session will be shared with the selected participants prior to 18 May.

Training Objectives:

The main objective is to give the possibility to the students to explore the current trends of international investment law, international relations, dispute settlement, contract law and family law through an experiential workshop combing several innovative pedagogy methodologies entailing a high level of interaction among participants, which consist in traditional frontal lectures and student‐centred learning focusing on development of personalised learning pathway of each student, triggering their curiosity and engaging them in active learning by means of practical simulation exercises, moot courts, drafting technique tools etc. The students will have also the opportunity to increase their multidisciplinary skills in the area of information technology, business administration and conflicts management.

Registration: those interested in Summer School will be requested to indicate that they intend to attend the Summer School in theform of “active students” on Eventbrite  and must submit their CV, a motivation statement and indicate the order of preference between 5 interactive modules to Prof. Francesca C. Villata ( from 15 April 2021 until 22 May 2021.