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Jean Monnet Actions run under Erasmus+ to support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union.

The Department of Law of the University of Turin results as winner of four Jean Monnet Modules currently active.
A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme or course in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution, focusing on one particular discipline or multidisciplinary in approach.

The courses are co-funded by the Ereamus+ Programme of the European Union and may include seminars, events, laboratories or law clinic activities.

The JM Modules currently activated are the following:


The East Dialogues Jean Monnet Module combines legal studies and political science to investigate the legal traditions of Eastern Europe.

The Module aims at increasing the awareness of the legal and political dynamics related to Eastern Europe and contributing to EU priority domains and policies as the promotion of rule of law and free and fair trade.

The project particularly investigates the legal and political traditions of the countries of the EU Eastern Partnership:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The scientific literature highlighted how these countries, far from fully realising the expected democratic transition turned into a complex variety of legal-political systems.

Thus, the Module aims to study this complex assortment of legal-political systems and provide students of the next generation with the required analytical background. From the EU perspective, trade is not only an economic process but also a means to promote values. Therefore, the improvement and protection of civil rights is a crucial component of the EU trade policy towards its East Neighbors.

The Module is developed in cooperation with the Faculty Law of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - Національний університет «Києво-Могилянська академія» (NUKMA).

EU Mobility and Migration Law is an advanced Course focusing on topical substantive issues of EU law. The Course aims to provide the students with an advanced cultural and technical training and knowledge of legal regime of the freedom of movement of persons in the EU and of EU migration law. This is a milestone of the students' cultural baggage and a strategic added value for their professional future. In this context, the course is closely connected to other initiatives and learning opportunities offered by the Law Department of the University of Turin, such as the Diploma on Migration Studies, the European Law Moot Court Competition, and the clinical programme.

Attendance is open to students from various Departments and disciplines, including Law, Political Sciences and International Relations, Strategic Sciences, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistic Mediation

Coordinator: Stefano Montaldo


The training course in Platform & Data Economy European Legal Framework: platform, data-driven business models, AI and contract automation - PLATFORMLAW is focused on the analysis of EU law in relation to data and information treatment through a holistic integrated approach, which allows students to comprehend the importance of changes in EU norms on citizens, consumer/customers, business operators and society.

It integrates contract law and comparative law (Cristina Poncibò), legal informatics & data protection (Pierluigi Perri), philosophy of law and technology (Massimo Durante), legal tech and start-up clinic learning (Carlo Rossi Chauvenet) to analyse platform from different perspectives. This approach will help to deeply understand platform challenges and it will stimulate student’s ability to correlate different knowledge and creativity. The teaching methodology will include case analysis and paper discussions.

For the current academic year (2021-2022), the course is developed in the form of three seminars, which are going to be held in the second semester, while for the following years (2022-2023; 2023-2024) the course is going to be reformed, becoming a unique 6 ECTS course.

Coordinator: Silvia Martinelli


The Reshaping Education for Tomorrow's European Lawyers (RETEL) Module's objective is to promote innovation in educating future lawyers in the European Union. The program aims at training future professionals and experts on the existing challenges posed by the rise of technology to the European legal profession. Simultaneously, RETEL promotes the latest developments in European laws concerning the digital economy and promotes a constructive synergy between academia, policy-makers, and citizens. The Module, which covers three years, is structured around five activities, which will be its principal outputs:

  • a participatory lab in which students are able to reverse their stakeholder position and become decision-makers on the role that education should play in their university education (first year);
  • a newly established course of training tomorrow's European digital jurists (first, second and third year);
  • two conferences intended to launch the event and discuss the role of European laws and policies on innovation and education (first, second and third year);
  • a series of practical interdisciplinary seminars open to the public (first, second and third year);
  • two summer schools for Ph.D. students to present their research agenda in a mixed interdisciplinary environment (second and third year).

Each activity is expected to involve hundreds of recipients and engage a broad audience of users, spanning from students and citizens to policy-makers. Eventually, RETEL aims to lay the foundations for an effective and coherent synergy of the actions already taken at national, regional, and local levels, promoting excellence in teaching. The Module conducts targeted educational and public-awareness campaigns by organizing public lectures, thematic exhibitions, open roundtables, and seminars to endorse the European vision of the future. Finally, the Module promotes the attractiveness of the Union in terms of the high technological level of creative innovation and solutions to a broad section of the public. 

Coordinator: Riccardo de Caria


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