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

2020-2021 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.- Environmental protection and multilateral trade 

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.- EU environmental law course

The course is part of the activities of the URV’s online Master’s in Environmental Law. It offers specific training in EU environmental policy.

8.- Research seminar

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

2019-2020 EDITION

2020-2021 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.

9.- EU environmental law and national courts

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

2019-2020 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.

10.- EU environmental law for non-lawyers

2017-2018 EDITION

2018-2019 EDITION

2019-2020 EDITION

2020-2021 EDITION

The seminar aims to provide both a legally trained and non-legal audience with the necessary knowledge about the fundamental concepts of EU law and EU environmental law.

11.- UB-specific postgraduate programme: Expert Diploma on EU Environmental Law

EDITION 2018-2019

EDITION 2019-2020

EDITION 2020-2021

Seminars and other activities:

1.- Jean Monnet chair’s workshop series:

2017-2018

2018-2019:

2019-2020:

2020-2021:

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.- Conferences and other activities

Organization of lectures:

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, 08/03/2018

Lecture “Implementation and enforcement of EU Environmental Law” Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kramer, Client Earth, Honorary Professor Bremen University, 10/05/2018

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 “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 “The People’s Climate Case”, Prof. Dr. Gerd Winter, University of Bremen, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair on Environmental Law of the EU of the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 27/04/2020

Lecture: “Climate Change and Development Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Projects in Developing Countries”, Mr. Gonzalo Larrea, PhD student European at the University Institute (EUI) Law Department, 24/03/2021

Organization of other Seminars and Congresses:

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

Seminar: “Understanding vulnerability in the context of climate change”, 16/04/2021