Summer School 2021

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 2021

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; baselines and delimitation) during which a mixture of traditional ex cathedra lectures, to be delivered by academics and practitioners. Additional activities will include a half-day roundtable on the “maritime silk road”. 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 (excluding Fridays when afternoons will be free). In total, 56 academic hours of didactics will be ensured.

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.

IMPORTANT: We have reached the maximum number of applicants both in person and online for 2021. We hope to be back in 2022 and we invite everybody interested to follow on Facebook for updates!


Practical information

Teaching period

The summer school will be held from 30 August – 10 September 2021.
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.

Hybrid event

Because of the pandemic of Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed by various governments and also due to the difficulty to arrange international and domestic travel, the summer school will be held as a hybrid event. Participants able to be in Genoa for the whole duration of the summer school will be attending in person in a physical classroom at the premises of the University of Genoa which will ensure the enforcement of all applicable laws and guidelines in terms of health and safety.

Participants unable to be in Genoa for the whole duration of the summer school will be attending via the Teams by Microsoft platform. Interaction between learners in presence and remote learners will be assured.

Some of the teachers will be in presence, whilst other will contribute from a distance, depending on the existence of travel restriction and the availability of international transport.

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

No tuition fee will be applied. Participants attending in person will be required to pay a symbolic contribution of Euro 100,00 which will be used to provide lunch breaks throughout the two weeks period.

Admission procedure

Applications will be examined on a rolling basis and interested candidates are therefore invited to apply as soon as possible. No more than 25 participants will be admitted. Please write to


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

Massimiliano Nannini

Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute (Genoa, Italy)

Antonio Leandro

University of Bari (Italy)

Frederick J. Kenney

International Maritime Organization (London, UK)

Ximena Hinrichs

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany)

Maria Gavouneli

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) (TBC)

Francesco Munari

University of Genoa (Italy)

David Ong

Liverpool John Moore University (UK) (TBC)

Francesca Ronco

Siccardi Bregante & C. (Genoa, Italy)

Jacob Terling

European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

Jan Wouters

KU Leuven (Belgium)

Aref Fakhry

World Maritime University (Malmoe, Sweden)

Pierangelo Celle

University of Genoa (Italy)

Vasco Becker-Weinberg, LL.M.

University “Nova” (Lisbon, Portugal)

PROF. AVV. Chiara Tuo

Università degli Studi di Genova and Studio Legale Carbone D'Angelo, Genova

Fabrizio Marrella

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

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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