The summer school on European Union and the Law of the Sea, a project unique of its kind, will be held for three consecutive years, alternatively, in Italy and Germany.

The summer school aims to attract doctoral and post doctoral students, as well as researchers and young professionals not only in law, political science and international and European studies, but also from other sea-related sectors, such as maritime economics and marine science, where an understanding of the impact of EU law is becoming more and more essential.

The summer school will focus on the following issues:

  • International Law of the Sea: Foundations, Recent Trends and Developments
  • EU and the Law of the Sea: From UNCLOS 1992 to the Integrated Maritime Policy of the EU
  • Human Rights at Sea
  • Maritime Security
  • Maritime Piracy
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Deep Seabed Mining
  • Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property
  • Concurrent and Conflicting Fora for the Settlement of International Disputes
  • Seaports in EU Law
  • Maritime Labour and the Protection of Seafarers
  • Maritime Emergencies and Salvage
  • Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage under International and EU Law
  • Conflicts of Laws at Sea
  • Conflicts of Jurisdictions at Sea

Applications are accepted until 30 June 2015.

For more information, visit the summer school webpages at