Teaching and training activities

Teaching and training activities focus on the specific curriculum of Law students, of non-Law students with different university background and the public in general. The Chair encompasses several intensive annual courses and diverse seminars, workshops and a training course, as well as a research project. Research activities lie mainly on a research project on the EU contribution to the international environmental regulatory framework. Altogether, the Chair pairs essential and contingent learning and research-oriented activities.

As for the activities’ follow-up, the Chair has its internal quality assurance system. The UB applies the ENQUA, the ANECA, and the AQU standards, procedures and guidelines. In addition, the UB Faculty of Law also has its own committee on quality assurance.

Teaching activities:

1.- Environmental law: The international dimension of EU environmental law

This is a curricular subject for UB Law students. This course aims to understand the transformation of EU Environmental Law in the global context.

2.- Environmental law: The relationship between national and EU law in the environmental field

This is a curricular subject for UB Law students. It aims to grant students the understanding of the evolution and main features of the Spanish and Catalan Law and the relevant influence of the Environmental EU Environmental Law.

3.- EU water policy and international cooperation

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

2019-2020 EDITION

This course is part of the curricula for the UB Master’s degree on Science and Integrated Management of Water, offered by the UB IdRA. The course aims to gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts of EU Law and its role in the management of water.

4.- Legal framework for renewable energy

This course is part of the curricula for the UB Master’s degree on Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability offered by the UB Faculty of Physics. The course aims to gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Law and its role in the regulation and promotion of renewable energies.

5.- Climate change international negotiations

This course is part of the curricula of the online URV Master’s degree on Environmental Law. It aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the basic elements of the international climate change negotiations.

6.- World Trade Organization and the Environment

This course is part of the curricula of the URV online Master in Environmental Law.  Its objective is to give students a broad knowledge of the protection of the environment and the liberalization of international trade in a global scale.

7.- Research seminar

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

The aim of this research seminar, addressed to Ph.D. candidates, is to offer an advanced understanding on how the EU responds to legal challenges related to international environmental protection.

8.- EU environmental law and national courts

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

The training course, addressed mainly to judicial and legal staff and professionals, is intended to enhancing knowledge on the meaning and practical relevance of principles of EU Environmental Law for national environmental policy.

9.- EU environmental law for non-lawyers

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

The seminar aims to provide non-lawyers with the necessary knowledge about fundamental concepts of EU Law and EU Environmental Law.

10.- UB-specific postgraduate programme: Expert Title on EU Environmental Law

EDITION 2018-2019


1.- Jean Monnet chair’s workshop series:




2.- Workshop on applied legal analysis

The workshop deeps in the skills required for research and legal analysis on the field of EU Environmental Law. This seminar is aimed at students of the UB of the last year of the Degree in Law.

3.- Conferencesand other activities

Organization of lectures:

Lecture “Aspectos sistémicos del Derecho internacional ambiental y relaciones entre el sistema global, los sistemas regionales y los derechos nacionales”, Prof. Dr. José Juste, University of Valencia, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair of Environmental Law of the EU of the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 24/04/2019

Lecture “Past, Present and Future of Environmental Rights”, Prof. Linda Collins, Université d’Ottawa, organized by the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 24/10/2018 

Lecture “Compliance and Enforcement of International Environmental Law”, Prof. Antonio Cardesa, University of Strathclyde Law School, organized by the Law Faculty of the Universitat de Barcelona, 8/03/2018

Lecture “Implementation and enforcement of EU Environmental Law” Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kramer, Client Earth, Honorary Professor Bremen University, 10/5/2018

Organization of conferences:

19th International Wildlife Law Conference (IWLC-19), Barcelona 3rd – 5th June 2019

The conference explored the following areas: Coastal and near-shore biodiversity; UNCLOS and the conservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction; Ethical and legal issues related to trophy hunting; International scientific assessments and their implementation into international and domestic legal regimes; Increasing the effectiveness of protected areas.

Colaboration at the seminar “Diversidad biológica y derecho internacional: Nuevos problemas y tendencias, interacción de regímenes jurídicos y principales retos normativos” (BIODINT) / “Biological diversity and international law: New problems and trends, interaction of legal regimes and main normative challenges” (BIODINT), DER2017-85406-P, 26/11/2018

Participation in conferences and seminars:

Participation at the “International Course: In Search of Climate Justice”, organized by Centre d’Estudis de Dret Ambiental de Tarragona-Universitat Rovira i Virgili (8-17/1/2018)

Lecture “Dret de la UE com a eina per a la defensa del medi ambient: vies de participació pública” (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja) Training activitie for the Participation in Environment Protection, Fons de Defensa Ambiental. Organized by Clínica Dret al Dret of the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona. 22/10/2018.

Lecture “L’Union européenne et les négociations sur le changement climatique” (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), Faculté de Droit, Université d’Ottawa, 11/9/2018.

Lecture “La protection international de l’environnement et le rôle de l’Union européenne” (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), Faculté de Droit, Université d’Ottawa, 12/9/2018.

Lecture “Cambio climático y gobernanza ambiental en el Ártico: Retos para el Derecho Internacional” (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Vigo, 6/11/2018.

Participation at the Jean Monnet Summer School: Climate change, Health and the Environment: Disputes on Trade-related Environmental Measures at the WTO” (Dr. Xavier Fernández Pons), Organized by the Jean Monnet Chair “European Health, Environmental and Food Safety Law”, University of Salerno, 5/7/2018

Participation at the Workshop “Fostering excellence in teaching and research on European health and environmental law in the framework of Jean Monnet Actions” (Dr. Xavier Fernández Pons), organized by the Jean Monnet Chair “European Health, Environmental and Food Safety Law”, Universiy of Salerno, 4/7/2018.

Participation at 2018 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium #IUCNAEL2018: The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience, organized by the University of Strathclyde: Comunication “Drill, baby, drill”: The unsteady US policy concerning Arctic oil and gas exploration and exploitation” (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), 5/7/2018, presiding “Scales and Levels: Issues in Biodiversity and Transboundary Environmental Governance”, 4/7/2018

Colaboration at “Jourees d’études sur l’eau”, organized by the Law Faculty of the Universitat de Barcelona – Université Lumière Lyon 2, 17-18/9/ 2018.

International Congress: Climate Change. A View from Catalonia, (Antoni Pigrau, Susana Borràs, Mar Campins) organized by Centre d’Estudis de Dret Ambiental de Tarragona – Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 17-19 January 2018

Seminar EU-DELEC Vues d’Europe: Élections européennes et enjeux de la transition écologique, les inégalités et de la crise migratoire (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), organized by the Université de Rennes 2-CNRS/ODE, 13 September 2019


Conference “Gouvernance environnementale de la biodiversité marine dans l’Arctique: les défis du droit international” (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), organitzada per la Universitat de Rennes 2-CNRS/ODE, 11 September 2019

Seminar Dynamique du Droit et activisme des juges (Dra. Mar Campins Eritja), organitzed by the Université de Neuchatel, (“L’appréhension jurisprudentielle du principe de précaution par le TIDM dans le cadre de la Convention sur le Droit de la mer”), 18-19 September 2019

Participation in other activities:

Master in Political Ecology 2018-2019 (ICTA-UAB)

Book presentation:

Book presentation: Anna M. Badia i Laura Huici (Coord.) Agua, recurso natural limitado. Entre el desarrollo sostenible y la Seguridad internacional, Ed., Marcial Pons, 2018, Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada, Barcelona, 30/5/2018

4.- Final conference