Jean Monnet: FGV and European Union offer free course on regulation, litigation and human rights

The course will be divided into three parts: Global Regulation, Global Litigation and Human Rights and Democracy.
02 January 2020
Jean Monnet: FGV and European Union offer free course on regulation, litigation and human rights

The FGV´s Rio de Janeiro Law School is accepting applications for the first course to be run by its EU-South American School on Global Governance, which was recently declared a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. Funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program, the course is free of charge, there are no prerequisites and it is open to professionals and academics in the area. Candidates have until January 15, or until the limited places end, to apply via the online selection process. The classes will begin on February 12.

The FGV EU-South American School on Global Governance is a European Union Center 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 will be 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´s 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´s 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 program is designed for students at other FGV schools, lawyers and academics in other fields at other education institutions, as well as public policymakers, government employees, members of organized civil society and the general public.

“The center will represent 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,” says Professor Almeida.

The course will take place on Wednesdays, between February 12 and June 10, from 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm, in FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro).

For more information and to sign up, click here.