The first edition of the ELFA Summer Courses was a great success! In 2019, ELFA recognised the summer courses organised by the Universities of Antwerp, Business & Technology Kosovo and Insubria. They also involved the participation of other ELFA members.

The University of Antwerp organised the Summer School on Companies crossing borders. During the end of June and beginning of July, professors from the University of Antwerp taught a number of subjects relating to mergers & acquisitions, tax planning, intellectual property or international contracts, to name just a few. Moreover, guest lecturers from Madrid and Bocconi participated in the event. Fifteen students from across the globe attended the courses, including students from Belgium and Italy but also from Hong Kong and Australia!

The UBT Kosovo ran its 2019 International Summer Academy on European Law, Ongoing Challenges and Future Prospects during the month of July. A good number of students were enrolled in the courses dealing with the EU system and legislation, Kosovo’s EU Membership and personal data protection. Both local professors and foreign specialists from Nova University of Lisbon and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje taught the courses. As you may imagine, they raised very interesting debates among students and teaching staff!

Now, the ELFA Board of Directors, in its last meeting held in Edinburgh on 28 and 29 October 2019, has decided to open the call for applications for the 2020 edition of the ELFA Summer Courses. All ELFA members – full members, associate members or observers – may submit proposals.

As you know, the recognition as ELFA Summer Course aims at furthering the development of a common European dimension in legal education and research. It wishes to promote joint work between teaching staff and researchers from different ELFA members, and to extend the knowledge of EU law to future jurists.

You may see the requirements that must be fulfilled in order to obtain the recognition of an ELFA Summer Course in the ELFA Summer Courses Regulation.

The courses must be scheduled for taking place during 2020, after the end of the ordinary teaching period in the Law School where the summer course will be held.

Applications shall be sent through the email address Note that applications must include the proposal and the related documents mentioned in the Summer Courses Regulation.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 January 2020.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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