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Call for Papers 3rd Edition of the Doctoral Seminar in Public, International and European Union Law
DIGITALIZATION AND MOBILITY: HOW TECHNOLOGY AFFECTS FLOWS OF PEOPLE, SERVICES AND GOODS

The University of Milan organizes the third edition of its doctoral seminar in Public,
International and European Law on 19, 20 and 21 March 2020.

The doctoral seminar will start with a welcome speech delivered Thursday, March 19,
late in the afternoon, by a distinguished Professor of Comparative Law.
The seminar will continue throughout the second day, and during the morning of the
third day, and will be organized in four different panels.

During each panel, 2 papers will be presented by 2 PhD students. After each
presentation (about 20 minutes), a brief discussion conducted by a discussant will
follow (15 minutes).

The four panels will focus on the following subjects:
1. Digitalization and international law: how the use of digital technologies impact
on international relations, international trade and cross-border transactions.
2. Tax and digitalisation: the reconfiguration of value chain and the impact on
direct and indirect taxation.
3. Digitalization and people’s mobility: protecting fundamental rights.
4. Urban mobility and public services: how new technologies can impact urban
mobility and the provision of public services.

The seminar will take place in Gargnano, on the shores of the Garda Lake, at the
Feltrinelli Palace, a building of historical and artistic interest built in the years 1898-
1899 and donated to the University of Milan by the Feltrinelli family. All selected
candidates – speakers and discussants – will be accommodated at the Feltrinelli Palace,
where they will also be offered all meals for the entire stay. Documented travel
expenses will be covered to a maximum amount of 300 Euros.

To participate, candidates must submit both their CV and an abstract in English of
a maximum of 800 words by 15 December 2019. The abstracts will have to address
one of the issues referred to in the aforementioned panels, from a public, international
or EU law perspective. The interdisciplinary (in the sense of a variety of legal
disciplines) character of the approach chosen will be an element of positive evaluation.
The abstract must be in .docx format and indicate the author's name, the title, and
the panel to which it would belong amongst one of the four above mentioned. The CV
must be sent in PDF.
Abstracts have to be sent via email to: rosalba.dambrosio@unimi.it

Only PhD students, or those who have earned their PhD for less than three years at
the time of the call for papers deadline (15.12.2019), can submit an abstract.
The eight best abstracts will be selected for presentation during one of the four panel
sessions.
Some of the discussants will also be selected among the best proposals that have not
passed the first selection phase.
All participants in the call will receive an e-mail concerning the outcome of their
application by the end of January 2020.
The abstracts will be selected by an assessment Committee made up of Professors
of Public, International and EU Law appointed by the Board of Professors of the
PhD Programme in Public, International and European Union Law of Milan
University (Università degli Studi di Milano).
Final papers will have to be submitted by the end of February 2020. In case of
failure to send the final paper within this deadline, another paper will be selected.
All submitted papers must not have been previously published in whatever form. All
selected papers will be published either in a scientific Law Review or in a book
containing the seminar’s proceedings.

Milan, November 4, 2019

(Prof. Diana-Urania Galetta- Director of the PhD Programme in Public, International and EU Law)

21 novembre 2019
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