DESCRIPTION The XIXth edition of the Summer School on “The Protection of Fundamental Rights in Europe” aims to provide undergraduate students, practitioners, civil servants and young researchers (Ph.D. candidates – Post docs) with an understanding of the role played by fundamental rights at national, European and international level. The Summer School will focus on the the interaction between different levels of protection of fundamental rights in Europe. This implies, inter alia, recent developments on the European Convention of Human Rights and the European Union systems of protection of fundamental rights and shortcomings on the protection of fundamental rights at national level (i.e. by Constitutional Courts).

The course will consist in 30 hours of lectures and/or seminars held in English or French (the working languages), which will take place from 09:30-13:00 and 15:00-16:30 each day (Monday – Friday). The Summer School places a particular emphasis on the interaction between professors and students, who are expected to demonstrate, during the lectures, a strong interest and a general knowledge of the topics. Students are encouraged to actively engage in the courses.

ADMISSION AND FEES Participants are selected on a first to come first to serve basis, provided that they have a sufficient knowledge of the working languages (English and French), until expiry of available places (in this case, priority will be given to students of the University of Bologna and to Ph.D. candidates).

Selected participants will have 5-nights half-board accommodation (lunch and breakfast included) at the University Centre of Bertinoro (, thanks to the support provided by the Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì, plus the possibility to attend the course paying a subsidized participation fee of 150 € (informations on payment will be passed to selected participants).

Applicants are requested to send via email their CV (please clearly state name/surname, residence, date of birth and phone number) and certificates (or self-certification) attesting experiences abroad and knowledge of languages (all documents merged in a single PDF file). Please be aware that the email and the attachment constitutes your application form.

Applications shall be forwarded to by the 12th of June 2019.

Summer School web site:

Local organizer: Monica Michelacci tel: +39 0543 446500

Tutor: dott. Giovanni Zaccaroni,