Summer School 2019

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.

Among the (confirmed) speakers will be the Deputy Registrar of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, senior personnel of the Italian Coast Guard and staff of the Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute, in addition to practitioners and academics from various Universities in Italy and abroad.

Outline programme 2019

The two weeks of the summer school will be structured around four main modules (introductory notions, including dispute settlement; maritime safety, maritime security and marine environmental protection; individuals at sea; delimitation) during which a mixture of traditional ex cathedra lectures, to be delivered by academics and practitioners, and less conventional learning opportunities will take place. Additional activities will include a half-day roundtable on seaports and a one-day study visit to the Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute. Group works will also be organized, with a view to further deepening the knowledge of the topics covered during the modules and to stimulate interaction among participants.

Typically, teaching will occupy four academic hours in the morning and two academic hours in the afternoon. On the last day of the summer school, Friday 6 September, there will be no afternoon session. In total, 56 academic hours of didactics will be ensured.

The detailed schedule of the 2019 edition of the summer school will be uploaded soon. The above description is subject to adjustments until confirmed as final.

Those who have successfully participated to the various activities will be issued a certificate of attendance.

Some extracurricular events will be included too. Watch this space or drop an email to the EULoS team to know more!

Practical information

How to apply

The application period runs from 15 April – 2 August 2019; please send an e-mail in order to obtain additional information or use the electronic application form provided to apply. This will be sent automatically to the organizzation together with the applicable attachments. No more than 25 participants will be admitted to ensure a fruitful learning environment. The ideal candidate will have completed a five- or at least a three-year long university program in law, political science, international relations, maritime studies, marine science, maritime economy or equivalent. Students enrolled in a University program lasting longer than three years, who are at least in their fourth year and with an interest in the field will also be considered. Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers and young professionals in any of the above areas are especially encouraged to apply. The working language of the summer school is English; a good command of English is therefore essential and evidence of proficiency may be requested.

Teaching period

The summer school will be held from 28 August – 8 September 2023.
It will consist of 56 academic hours of teaching activities inclusive of traditional ex cathedra lectures, classroom training and group activities and a half-day roundtable.


The main venue will be the state-of-the-art training center of the Genoa Bar Association. The precise address is Via XII Ottobre, 3 – 16121 Genova (second floor).
Some of the activities will take place in other locations, to be advised in due course, including the University of Genoa main building and the premises of the Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute.

The training center of the Genoa Bar Association is located in front of the Genoa Courthouse, one minute away (by foot) from Genoa’s landmark street Via XX Settembre and iconic Piazza De Ferrari.

Certificate and accreditation

Participants who actively participate in the whole course and successfully complete the assigned coursework will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

The course has been credited by the Department of Law of the University of Genoa with 9 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

Fee and payment

Regular fee: € 750.00.
“Early bird” fee: € 500.00 for successful applications received on or before 14 June 2019.
The fees indicated above cover tuition and study materials only. Travel, accommodation and all other contingent costs (including insurance coverage if applicable or needed) will have to be born by the individual participants directly.
Registration fees will not be reimbursed in case of cancellation or no show.

Fee waiver positions [PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for fee waiver positions expired on 31 May 2019 and these are no longer available]

NEW! For the second time this year, we will offer up to two positions on a fee-waiver basis.
These will be dedicated to participants who are nationals of (and will be travelling from) countries currently (2019) listed among low-income economies according to the World Bank (reference).
The deadline for applying will be 31 May 2019 and successful candidates will be informed on or before 7 June 2019.

Only if none or only one eligible candidate from a low-income economies will apply by the above-mentioned date, also candidates who are nationals of countries currently (2019) listed among lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank (reference) will be considered for the fee-waiver positions (provided that they will be travelling from their countries of citizenship for the purpose of attending the summer school).

The selection of candidates for the fee-waiver positions will fall under the exclusive responsibility of the Scientific Committee and will be based on merit, taking into account their curriculum vitae and their academic and professional profile only.

The overall, maximum number of such fee-waiver positions will be two. The waiver only covers the tuition fees and NOT travel, administrative, accommodation and living costs as well as any other incidental cost.

Admission procedure

Subject to the process described above for fee-waiver positions, applications will be examined on a rolling basis and interested candidates are therefore invited to apply as soon as possible.

Applications received on or before 14 June 2019  will be examined on or before 21 June 2019 and, when successful, in order to benefit of the “early bird” rate, will have to be followed by dispatch of proof of payment to no later than on 28 June 2019.
Unless all available places are taken earlier, the admission process will end on 2 August 2018.
In order to be admitted, successful applicants will have to show proof of payment by sending it to by 9 August 2019.

Payments will have to me made to the University of Genoa’s bank account whose details are as follows:

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 000015016X74 IBAN IT29O0569601400000015016X74



Participants are required to make their individual arrangements for travel.

Genoa can be easily reached by car, train (both the Piazza Principe and Brignole stations serve the city center) and air (the nearest airport being Cristoforo Colombo). Taxis and a shuttle bus operate from the airport to the city center, which is just a few kilometers away.

In principle, participants have to make their own accommodation arrangements. The summer school team is, however, obviously available to provide advice and can be contacted at

The area surrounding the summer school venue offers a wide range of accommodation options, including hostels, rooms for rent and hotels.
The following solutions, among the many existing alternatives, are highlighted due to the fact that they are reasonably priced and conveniently located at a walking distance from the area where teaching will take place. Please contact them directly to enquire about availability and cost:

  • OStellin Genova Hostel
  • Best Western Hotel Metropoli

In addition, we have secured, on a strictly “first come-first served” basis, 12 places in a guesthouse ran by ALFA, the Regional Authority for Employment, Education and Accreditation (6 apartments: 1 triple, 1 single, 4 double) from 25 August (check in) to 7 September (check out) (13 nights in total).

The guest house, whose official name is “Residenza Santa Maria delle Grazie – La Nuova Casa Paganini”, is located in Piazza S. Maria della Passione, a mere 14 minutes (by foot) to the summer school venue, in the heart of Genoa’s renowned historic district.

The cost per night is Euro 20,00 inclusive of linen, towels and cleaning service.
Participants willing to take advantage of this opportunity will have to make it clear as soon as their application is accepted and terms and conditions will be provided.

Please note that the guesthouse is located in a strictly pedestrian area with no possibility for car access!


Scientific committee


Università degli Studi di Genova and SCD Avvocati & Partners, Genova


Hugo Grotius gGmbH | Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM), Bremen


Hugo Grotius gGmbH | Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM), Bremen
Teaching staff

MS. Isabella Querci

Università degli Studi di Genova

AVV. Fabio Saguato

Università degli Studi di Genova and Studio Legale Saguato, Imperia

AVV. Stefano Dominelli

Università degli Studi di Genova

AVV. Chiara Cellerino

Università degli Studi di Genova

AVV. Simone Carrea

Università degli Studi di Genova and Studio Legale Piciocchi, Genova

C.V. (CP) Vincenzo Vitale

Corps of Harbour Masters and Coast Guard

AVV. Francesco Siccardi

Studio Legale Siccardi Bregante & C., Genova

PROF. Tullio Scovazzi

Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

PROF. Ilaria Queirolo

Università degli Studi di Genova

PROF. Francesco Pesce

Università degli Studi di Genova

PROF. AVV. Marco Lopez De Gonzalo

Università degli Studi di Milano Statale and Studio Legale Mordiglia, Genova

PROF. AVV. Andrea La Mattina

Università degli Studi di Genova and Studio Legale Bonelli-Erede-Pappalardo, Genoa

PROF. Giuseppe Cataldi

Università L'Orientale, Napoli

C.V. (CP) Enrico Castioni

Corps of Harbour Masters and Coast Guard

PROF. Laura Carpaneto

Università degli Studi di Genova

MR. Nicolò Sanguinetti

Università degli Studi di Genova Law Graduate

MR. Mirko Forti

Università degli Studi di Genova PhD Candidate

PROF. Seline Trevisanut

University of Utrecht

PROF. Frank Reininghaus, M.ENG., M.P.S.

University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven

CV (CP) Marco Nobile

Seconded National Expert to the European Commission, Brussels

Celeste Guerrina

Law student, Università degli Studi di Genova

Guglielmo Bonacchi

Law student, Università degli Studi di Genova

Please note that the list of the teaching staff is in progress and will be completed soon. It is also subject to amendments until confirmed as final.

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