Programmed study plan


List of courses / activities for the first year

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Attività di laboratorio linguistico 10
Master di II livello in Istituzioni parlamentari europee Mario Galizia per consulenti d'assemblea, Master di II livello in Federalismo Fiscale, controllo della spesa pubblica e sussidiarietà, Master di II livello in Protezione internazionale dei diritti umani, Modulo Jean Monnet Comprehending European Citizenship and Immigration Law, Conferenze, convegni, lezioni e seminari sui temi del diritto pubblico dell'economia e del Diritto amministrativo europeo dell'ambiente 10
Attività connesse con la ricerca 10
Piano formativo unitario di base 5
Seminari 15
Piano formativo (curriculum OIDU) 3

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During the first year, PhD students are called upon to attend a range of joint activities organised by the doctorate, as well as other activities set up by the individual curricula.
PhD students follow the lessons organized as listeners:
a) in collaboration with the II level Master in European Parliamentary Institutions Mario Galizia for assembly consultants;
b) in collaboration with the II level Master in Tax Federalism, control of public spending and subsidiarity;
c) in collaboration with the II level Master in International Human Rights Protection, also in order to bridge any gaps and choose the topic of the thesis with greater awareness;
d) in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Module "Comprehending European Citizenship and Immigration Law".
For the first year PhD students there is also a legal English course in Academic Writing and Public Speaking, aimed at learning and improving the critical reading skills of foreign doctrine, academic writing skills and communication tools in English.
The Academic Board organizes a series of conferences, conventions, lectures and seminars, held by internal and external professors, whose attendance is compulsory for all PhD students.


Method of choosing the subject of the thesis

In the first year the PhD students identify and specify together with the tutor and, where present, the co-tutor assigned to them the PhD thesis subject based on the interests and the in-depth analyzes developed in the context of the seminar and research activities from of the doctorate. The PhD students prepare, under the supervision of the tutor and, where present, the co-tutor, a provisional index of the doctoral thesis and identify the main bibliography on the subject.

Admission to the second year

At the end of the first year the PhD students report in writing about their study and research activities. The Board of Professors, in assessing the admission of PhD students to the following year, takes into account the study and research activities conducted autonomously, their active participation in the teaching and training program organized by the doctorate, the publication of at least one article, a review or a note to sentence, as well as the preparation of the thesis project.


List of courses / activities for the second year

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Stesura di un capitolo della tesi 15
Attività di tipo seminariale, conferenze, convegni sui temi del dottorato 15
Attività formative e di ricerca autonomamente scelte dal dottorando e approvate dal Collegio dei docenti 15
Piano formativo (curriculum OIDU) 3
Periodica attività di verifica collegiale dell'avanzamento della ricerca (curriculum DAEA) 3

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The second year PhD students are required to follow the common activities of the PhD program and those specific to the curriculum, in order to strengthen the specialized training activities. In particular, they are required to attend a range of conferences, conventions, lectures and seminars, held or proposed by the members of the Academic Board. In addition, the PhD students explore the topic of the thesis, also through study stays abroad, and prepare, under the supervision of the tutor and, where present, the co-tutor, at least one chapter of the doctoral thesis. During the year they will be called upon to expose the progress of their research. All doctoral candidates are also required to publish at least one article, a review or a sentence in the course of the year.

Method of preparation of the thesis

Every Phd student enrolled in the second year is required to carry out the research work on the topic agreed under the guidance of the tutor and, where present, the co-tutor indicated by the Faculty Board at the beginning of the first year of the Doctorate on the basis of their greater interests and attitudes. To this end, they are also encouraged to mobility, that is to say to carry out studies and research abroad at universities and research institutes regarding the methods and themes chosen for the doctoral thesis. They are also required to elaborate one chapter of the thesis that is evaluated by the tutor and, where present, the reference co-tutor.

Admission to the third year

At the end of the second year the PhD students will report in writing about the study and research activities and present their thesis work to the college. The Academic Board examines the research work carried out and suggests any necessary or appropriate investigations, also on the basis of an interview with the PhD student on the results that have been achieved up to that point and on the prospects for further development of the same.


List of courses / activities for the third year

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Attività di tipo seminariale o di laboratorio 15
Ulteriori attività connesse alla redazione della tesi 15
Redazione tesi di dottorato 15
Piano formativo (curriculum OIDU) 3
Periodica attività di verifica collegiale dell'avanzamento della ricerca (curriculum DAEA) 3

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The PhD students enrolled in the third year continue and complete the research on the chosen topic, which will be submitted to the tutor, and, where identified, to the co-tutor and then to the entire faculty board.
During the year they also participate in seminar activities, and in research meetings organized within the PhD program, also with the aim of enriching the research work with ideas related to the current institutional situation and emerging research topics in the field of law: comparative public law, international law and the European Union, national and European administrative law, public economic law and international human rights law.
The doctorate favours specific research hypotheses put forward by the PhD students, through the publication, during the third year, of at least one article, a review or a sentence, while respecting the priority objective of concluding the doctoral thesis.
For PhD students following the XXIX cycle, the PhD will identify the two external evaluators for each PhD student to whom, by October 31 of each year, the theses will be sent.


Method of admission to the final examination

The Academic Board examines the research work carried out over the past three years and merged with the PhD thesis, suggests any necessary or appropriate investigations and assesses the accuracy, maturity and originality of the research work. For any doctoral candidates prior to the XXIX cycle, the panel also expresses in writing the assessment of eligibility / non-suitability for the discussion and proposes, if necessary, the postponement of the discussion to the second session of the current academic year or subsequent academic year.

Final examination

The PhD students discuss the doctoral thesis in front of a commission chosen by the Academic Board among the academic professors , usually of the Italian universities, in the subjects under study, taking into account the particular themes on which the research work is concerned

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