Summer school - Edizione 2019-20


Doctoral Schools
Diritto dell’Unione Europea e ordinamenti nazionali (University of Ferrara in Rovigo)
Diritto internazionale e privato e del lavoro (University of Padova)


Summer School on international labour and business law 2019


Call to participate in the 2019 residential summer school on International Labour and Business Law for doctoral students of the Universities of Ferrara and Padova, open also to EU and foreign PhD or equivalent students, on the topic:


The ILO centenary: effectivity and perspectives of International Labour and Business Regulation


The Course is promoted by Gian Guido Balandi of the University of Ferrara and Adriana Topo of the University of Padova, in the context of the Doctoral Schools Diritto dell’Unione Europea e ordinamenti nazionali (University of Ferrara - Rovigo) and Diritto internazionale e privato e del lavoro (University of Padova) activities.

Fondazione CARIPARO covers the organization costs and the residential costs for 20 PhD students. No admission fee requested to participants. Students have to support travelling expenses to and from the venue and extra expenses. The Course is organized by a staff coordinated by Stefania Buoso, PhD (University of Ferrara).


Dates: 8th – 15th September 2019

Language: English

Venue: Abano Terme, Monteortone (Padova – Italy) at “Casa di Ospitalità San Marco”

The seminar aims at deeply discussing and studying all the issues related to the activity of the International Labour Office and the related topics on social and business law, with particular focus on Core Labour Standards, their effectiveness in general and in member states’ legal orders. The focus will be on European and International experiences developed in a Comparative and International (private) Law context.

Faculty: Attila Kun (Karoli Gaspar University, Budapest), Julia Lopez Lopez (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona), Jean-Michel Servais (former Director ILO), Tzehainesh Tecklè (Managing Editor International Labour Review, ILO).

And the participation of Silvana Cappuccio (CGIL, ILO Governing Body)

Tutores: Silvia Borelli (Ferrara) and Silvia Bertocco (Padova).


Each member of the international faculty gives two lectures (each of 90’) on the course topics in front of the students, the tutores and the faculty. Afternoons will be dedicated to the discussion of morning lectures at the presence of all participants. The active participation of students is required. The topics of professors’ lectures is left to their choice while a coordination will be guaranteed by the tutores who will take care, before starting of the Summer School activities, of scheduling lectures, seminars and group works.


Admissions: Doctoral students in Law may apply by May 20th, 2019, with a letter, explaining their interest in participating to the initiative, attaching a recent CV and a synthesis of their PhD dissertation project. A letter of presentation from an academic is necessary. The knowledge of spoken and written English has to be certified. Please email the application (in only one zipped folder with Name + Summerschool 2019) to The same e-mail for further information.