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EU Mobility and Migration Law


EU Mobility and Migration Law


Anno accademico 2020/2021

Codice dell'attività didattica
GIU0825B - GIU0720
Prof. Stefano Montaldo (Titolare del corso)
Prof. Francesco Costamagna (Titolare del corso)
Insegnamento integrato
Corso di studi
Laurea magistrale in European Legal Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004)[0703M21]
1° anno
Periodo didattico
Primo semestre
SSD dell'attività didattica
IUS/14 - diritto dell'unione europea
Modalità di erogazione
Lingua di insegnamento
Modalità di frequenza
Tipologia d'esame
Propedeutico a

Sommario insegnamento


Obiettivi formativi

The EU Mobility and Migration Law course is framed within the general objective of the Master Programme in European Legal Studies to provide the students with an advanced cultural and technical training and knowledge of legal phenomena on the European and international stages. In particular, the course aims at equipping the students with an in-depth knowledge of the legal regime of the freedom of movement of persons in the EU, as well as of EU migration law. Actually, 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 and the Master Programme, such as the Diploma on Migration Studies, the Moot Courts project, the clinical programme and several complementary courses. Moreover, the 2020-2021 edition of the course will represent one of the key-teaching activities of the Jean Monnet Module "EU Mobility and Migration Law", a research and teachng project funded by the European Union - Erasmus+ Programme.  

Lastly, the EU Mobility and Migration Law course builds on the dynamic approach to the acquisition of formal knowledge which characterizes the Master Programme as a whole. Therefore, the course aims at providing the students with the tools which are necessary to understand and critically analyze EU mobility law and the management of migration phenomena, even through the combination of both a theoretical approach and the practice-oriented analysis of cases


Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

At the end of the course, the student should achieve the following learning objectives:

Knowledge and comprehension

- In-depth knowledge of the free movement of persons in the EU and of the main aspects of EU migration law

- Ability to analyse and understand relevant legal texts (EU acts, case law, etc.)

- Awareness of the remarkable implications of EU law in every person's situation and for the student's future professional activity

Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension 

- Ability to handle a complex reasoning on EU legal texts

- Ability to apply the rules and principles of EU law to a given situation and to catch their implications

Autonomous intellectual approach and critical thinking

- Ability to organise the knowledge acquired and to weight its importance and relevance

- Ability to undertsand and to personally discuss topical issues through the lenses of EU law

- Ability to explain the knowledge acquired, by using an appropriate legal terminology 


Modalità di insegnamento

Due to pandemic-related restrictions, the course will be taught at distance through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching tools. This combination will take place even within a single lecture. More specifically, the course will consist of:

 - traditional frontal lessons to be held by providing students with PPT presentations and audio presentations.

- class debate of cases to be held through live streaming tools (mainly Webex) with the active participation of the students

- webinars on particularly important and topical issues

- presentations from high-profile academics, experts and practitioners

- involvement of the students in the elaboration of self-evaluation materials. In particular, on a voluntary basis and under the professors' supervision, the students will have the possibility to draft factsheets, fact-checking reports and other kinds of documents aimed to spread knowledge and awareness on topical issues of EU mobility and migration law among the general public (specific instructions will be made available on Moodle in due course, at the begining of the teaching activities).

- final exam simulations 


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Students will take a written exam consisting of a discussion of and solution to 2 fictitious cases.

Limits to the length of the answers will be imposed. Depending on the characteristics of the questions, the time allocated will range from 40 min to 1 hour.

For the purposes of the final evaluation, the following criteria will be taken into consideration:

- formal accuracy (including grammar)

- completeness of the answers

- adequate selection of the relevant arguments

- adequate presentation of the arguments (including use of an appropriate legal terminology)

- autonomous organization and elaboration of the answer

"Incorrect" solutions to the cases will not automatically determine a negative evaluation, as long as the answer will be construed on a coherent reasoning, consistent with the underlying theoretical background and adequately motivated.


Attività di supporto

The Moodle e-learning page of the course is a key-instrument. The students are expected to enrol to the EU.MO.MI Moodle page and to check it on a regular basis.

In particular, the Moodle e-learning page will host:

- all specific information concerning the weekly activities of the course

- the compulsory study materials (and the syllabus summing up their list)

- all the presentations displayed during the lectures

- video and/or video lectures

- the case law analysed during the course 

- optional learning materials

- ancillary contents (videos, links to websites, etc.)

- sample questions and short self-evaluation tests. 



- Introduction to the course and review of the basics of EU law

- Freedom of movement of workers: The notion of worker, access to the job market and equal treatment

- EU citizenship and freedom of movement

- Right to reside and social benefits: Economically inactive persons and jobseekers

- The Schengen area: The abolition of checks at the internal borders

- The Schengen are: The management of the external borders of the EU

- Status and rights of third country nationals in the EU legal order

- Family reunion and family reunification: EU citizens, third country nationals and their family members

- From mobility to stability: Permanent residents and long-term residents and their legal regime

- The negative dimension of mobility and migration: deportation of EU nationals and return of illegally staying third country nationals

- The common European asylum system: historical overview and the qualifications Directive

- The common European asylum system: procedures (overview) and the reception conditions Directive 

- The Dublin III system: fundamental rights, competences, solidarity and burden sharing

Testi consigliati e bibliografia


All compulsory study materials, relevant legal texts and case law will be uploaded on the Moodle e-learning page of the course. There you will also find a clear list of the compulsory study materials. 



The course is part of the Jean Monnet Module on "EU Mobility & Migration Law" awarded by the European Union for the period 2019-2022 ( under the Erasmus+ Programme. The European Union's support will allow the students to benefit from additional learning opportunities and activities. 


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