Summer School on Consumer and Market Law in the European Circular Economy, 11-19 July 2024, Udine


Within the activities of the Jean Monnet Module "CoME CircLE" (Consumer And Market Law In The European Circular Economy), the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Udine (Italy), together with a consortium of European universities including University of Essex (UK), De Montfort University (UK), Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (Romania), East Anglia University (UK), University of Belgrade (Serbia), University of Rijeka (Croatia) and University of Szeged (Hungary), organises the 17th edition of the Summer school Consumer and Market Law in the European Circular Economy, to be held 11-19 July 2024 in Udine (Italy), at the Campus of Legal and Economic Sciences.

The Summer school is a blended intensive course (40 hours of lectures (11-13 July online / 15-19 July in presence), a workshop and a moot court), held in English by internationally renowned academics. It addresses theoretical and practical issues related to the legal protection of consumers and the market regulation in the European Union. The scientific coordinator is prof. Elisabetta Bergamini, full professor of European Union Law at the University of Udine.

The available places for enrolment to the Udine Summer school are 40. 15 places are reserved for students from non-partner universities, graduates who graduated no more than five years ago, PhD students, who will be selected on a competitive basis. At the end of the course, students who have attended at least 90 percent of the scheduled hours and pass the final exam will receive an attendance certificate. Students from other Universities (depending on their home institution) may be able to translate their participation into ECTS points.

ARTICLE 2. Admission requirements

The course is targeted to undergraduate students, graduates who graduated no more than five years ago, PhD students from faculties of Law, Economics, Political Science or International Relations. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English in order to meet the entry requirements (minimum ability level for non-native speakers: B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Proficiency in English must be certified (e.g., by providing TOEFL or IELTS scores or any other certificate issued by either a University or a certification body). A general knowledge of European Union Law and/or International Law is compulsory and must be proved through a transcript of record attached to the application.

The entry requirements must be met within the set deadline for the submission of applications. 

ARTICLE 3. How to apply. Selection criteria

Students who are interested in applying to the Summer School must fill in the application form at the end of this document and submit it to The following documents are requested: a curriculum vitae, a motivational letter (max 300 words), the transcript of records (including exams and marks) and a copy of the identity card or passport.

A ranking list will be drafted by a Commission composed by two Professors of the Udine Summer School on the bases of the academic qualifications held by the candidates, in order to ensure the maximum transparency.

The Commission will take into consideration for evaluation and selection purposes:

A) The weighted average mark (at the moment of the submission) (max 15 points)

B) Curriculum vitae (max 10 points)

The Commission will take into account training experiences e.g. periods of study and internships carried out abroad (in particular, Erasmus projects and study trips), as well as candidates' organisational and relational skills, such as the ability to cooperate and to work as part of a team.

C) Certified language skills (max 5 points)

- Only certified language skills will be evaluated (priority will be given to those skills certified according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language).

In the event of an equal score, the younger candidate will be preferred.

The ranking list will be communicated personally to candidates at the email address used to submit the application.

In case of renunciation of one or more applicants or extension of the available places for enrolment, those who ranked next highest to the selected candidates will be given the opportunity to join the programme. Failure to complete the application form will result in the automatic exclusion from the selection.



Application deadline is 30th April 2024, 12:00 pm GMT. Applications received before 31st March 2024, 12:00 pm GMT will benefit from the early-bird registration fee.

Early-bird (deadline: 31 March): 600 Euros

Full (deadline: 30 April): 750 Euros

The tuition-fee will include accommodation costs in a single room at the University residence from 14 July to 20 July 2024 and ten meals at the University canteen. No tuition-fee would be applied for students selected by partner Universities in the framework of the consortium agreement. All travel costs are at students' expense.

How to pay

Admitted applicants shall send proof of payment of the fee via bank transfer by email ( within 14 days upon the receipt of the admission letter. Italian students will be required to pay by PagoPA.

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