I. Presentation of the Summer School program in European Public Law
The program, which was created from an agreement between the University of
Teramo (Italy) and the University of Erfurt (Germany), is open to European
postgraduate students working on a thesis (PhD) in the field of Comparative and
European Public Law.
The Summer School does not take the characteristic shape of a symposium, but
intends to give young European scholars the possibility to explore and revise together,
on the basis of their doctoral studies, the judicial problems of the process of European
It is moreover an occasion to compare the different scientific approaches
adopted by the participants and lecturers from various European countries.
Every year the Summer School takes place for one week, between the end of
August and the first half of September, in the German-Italian Centre of Villa Vigoni on
The objective of the Summer School is to examine issues related to the
development of European Public Law. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing the
European Constitutional Treaty and the consequences that it will have on the national
law of the Member States.
The disciplines engaged will be those of Constitutional and Administrative Law,
also in a comparative perspective.
The School aims at offering scholars the chance to express the ideas developed
in the course of their studies through a paper, anticipating the work of their doctoral
III. Summer School 2004 and 2005
In 2004 the Summer School focused on the codification process of European
public law and on the legal consequences it entails for the public and civil law of the
Member States. Main points of scientific research have been the principles, the
institutions and the fundamental rights enshrined in the draft of a Constitutional Treaty
for Europe (cfr. Herm.-J. Blanke/Stelio Mangiameli [eds.], Governing Europe under a
Constitution – The Hard Road from the European Treaties to a Constitutional Treaty for
In 2006 the Summer School was dedicated to the European Economic and Social
Constitution (Economic and Monetary Union; convergence criteria; free circulation of
services; competition rules; state aids; social policies).
IV. Program 2006
The Summer School will take place from 3 until 8 September 2006.
It will be dealing with
THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND NON-
DISCRIMINATION IN EUROPEAN LAW
It will be comprised of four sub-sections:
1. The anti-discrimination legislative of the European Union
2. Application of the principles by the institutions of the European Union
3. The codification of the principles in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union
and in the Constitution for Europe
4. Consequences of the principles for the national law of the Member States
(see the whole programme below)
V. Course Structure
The course will be divided into workshops dedicated to each of these areas.
Every session will comprise a lecture given by European professors, the presentation of
working papers by doctoral students and a final debate. The presentation of working
papers will have to be rigorously conducted in English in approximately 30 minutes.
It is the mission of the Summer School to assure, every year, the presence of
lecturers from different European countries, who will teach in English.
Herm.-J.Blanke - Professor of International, Public Law, University of Erfurt, Germany
Stelio Mangiameli - Professor of Italian Constitutional Law and European
Constitutional Law, University of Teramo, Italy
Prof. Margot Horspool – British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
London, United Kingdom
Prof. Isabelle Pingel – University of Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne , France
Prof. Luis Jimena Quesada – University of Valencia, Spain
Prof. Anna Wyrozumska – University of Warsaw, Poland
VI. Application Procedures
The application form should be filled in and sent to the following email address:
A reference letter written by a university professor should be attached.
VII. Admission Requirements
- doctoral student or researcher, in a discipline related to the topics of the Summer
- excellent knowledge of the English language
- reference letter written by a university professor;
- submission within the fixed deadline of a working paper with abstract, on a topic
inherent to the themes of the Summer School. The paper must be written and presented
- an admission fee, amounting to 80 Euro, on the Banking account indicating within 15
days from the admission letter receipt:
BLZ 820 510 00
Kto: 100 106 285
IBAN DE 26/820510000100106285
VIII. Further Information
Secretariat of Villa Vigoni - Via Giulio Vigoni, 1 - 22017 Loveno di Menaggio (Como)
– ITALY Tel. ++39 034436111 - Fax ++39 0344361210 –
How to get to Villa Vigoni
The nearest airports are Milan-Malpensa, Milan-Linate, Bergamo ("Orio al Serio") and Lugano-
From the new airport Malpensa 2000 you can take the bus to Menaggio/Como.
From the airport Milan-Linate to the Central Station of Milan you can take the shuttle running
every 20 minutes.
You can ask the secretariat of Villa Vigoni about train and bus time-tables (tel.
0039/0344/361232). From the airport Bergamo “Orio al Serio” you can take a bus to Bergamo
Central Station. Trains from Bergamo to Como (travel time: about 1,5 hours) or from Bergamo
to Varenna-Esino (via Lecco) (travel time: about 1,5 hours). At Varenna take a ferry-boat to
Menaggio (travel time: about 15 minutes).
It will take you about two hours from Milan to Menaggio. You will find sufficient parking
possibilities close to the Villa.