FGV opens applications for free global governance course endorsed by European Union

The FGV EU-South American School on Global Governance is a European Union Centre of Excellence – the highest academic title granted by the European Union as part of its Erasmus+ program
Law
25 June 2020
FGV opens applications for free global governance course endorsed by European Union

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School has opened applications for the new edition of the EU-South American School on Global Governance, run by FGV’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (CEJM), which is funded by the European Commission as part of its Erasmus+ program. The course is free, it does not have any prerequisites and it is aimed at professionals and academics in this area, who have until July 10, or until places run out, to sign up for the virtual selection process.

The classes will take place on Wednesdays, from August 5 to December 2, from 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm. They will be online as long as in-person activities in FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro) are suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FGV EU-South American School on Global Governance is a European Union Centre of Excellence – the highest academic title granted by the European Union as part of its Erasmus+ program. This means that the EU authorizes FGV to run courses that explore the bloc’s global governance practices and its relevance to South America, as well as a variety of topics in the center’s three main research areas: Global Regulation; Global Litigation; and Human Rights and Democracy.

The course is divided into three parts. In the first one, talks about Global Regulation will focus on the EU’s multilevel decision-making system, networks and regulatory reforms. There will be special modules in specific areas of policymaking, such as telecommunications, taxation, internet governance, environmental regulation and health regulation.

The second part of the course, on Global Litigation, will look at mechanisms for resolving regional and sub-regional disputes in the EU and South America, as well as challenges in international jurisdictions from a comparative perspective.

In the third part, about Human Rights and Democracy, the selected themes include promotion of global public goods, the interests of the international community, international legitimacy and accountability, and judicial dialogue.

The professors at the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Center of Excellence will not only guide research on subjects related to global governance and encourage new generations of professors and researchers, but also help prepare students to join the global job market, which increasingly demands people able to manage different legal systems in a new world order featuring non-state actors and non-traditional sources.

In addition to professors from the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School, the course will involve high-level academics and experts from domestic and international partner institutions, in countries such as Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Parliament. Other FGV departments are also involved in the initiative, including the Sao Paulo Law School, School of International Relations and International Intelligence Unit.

The course, coordinated by Professor Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, is aligned with the center’s goal to become a focal point for studies of global governance in the European Union and South America.

“The center represents an opportunity for FGV to continue to develop its long-term partnership with the EU, building on from the Jean Monnet module extension from 2010 to 2013, and the Jean Monnet Chair from 2015 to 2019,” said Professor Almeida.

For more information and to sign up, click here.