EAPIL Winter School in European Private International Law

The EAPIL Winter School is organised by the European Association of Private International Law (EAPIL) in cooperation with the Department of Law, Economics and Cultures of the University of Insubria, the Law Faculty of the University of Murcia (Spain) and the Law Faculty of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland).

It is held annually, on-site, at the University of Insubria, in the cloister of the Basilica di Sant’Abbondio (Como, Italy), each edition being devoted to a particular topic, chosen in light of the most significant recent developments in the area.

The EAPIL Winter School is co-funded by the Jean Monnet Module EuPILART and the Insubria International Summer/Winter School – IISS program.

The Winter School is meant to be a platform for education, the sharing of experiences and discussion on new trends in European Private International Law, particularly regarding the EU legislation regarding judicial cooperation in civil matters and the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The constant changes in this field are analysed and discussed, so as to provide young scholars and practitioners with up-to-date knowledge.

The School is mainly targeted to PhD students, young scholars, and young practitioners from EU Member States and other European countries. The Winter School has the ambition of training a new class of future experts in European Private International Law through tradition face-to-face lessons, case law analysis, debates, workshops, and moot court competitions.

Participants are encouraged to play an active role in the proposed activities, and work in teams.

The lecturers are University Professors, magistrates, lawyers and practitioners.

Contacts: eapilws@gmail.com

More information on the EAPIL working group overseeing the EAPIL Winter School here.


2024 Edition

The inaugural edition of the EAPIL Winter School will be held on-site in Como from 12 to 16 February 2024, and will be devoted to Personal Status and Family Relationships.

The focus will be on recent developments and emerging trends regarding personal status and family relationships in cross-border situations. The following topics, among others, will be discussed: the principle of mutual recognition, the cross-border continuity of the status, the filiation and the family relationships between adults. Both Hague conventions and EU legislative measures will be examined, under an approach combining theory and practice, and making wide room for interaction with the attendees.

Those interested in attending the School are invited to submit their application through this form before  25 January 2024.

Admission fees are as follows: early bird (by 12 December 2023): 180 Euros; ordinary: 250 Euros.

A reduced fee of 80 Euros is offered to one student from any of the Universities that are partners in the project  and one for a Ukrainian student. For the purposes of the reduction, a “Ukrainian student” is someone whose residence was in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, or shortly before that date, and is currently a student, including a PhD student, at a University, wherever located. A student from a Partner University is a PhD student enrolled in a PhD Course offered by either the University of Insubria, the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the University of Murcia or the University Osijek, or a young scholar (below the age of 32) working in one of those Universities.

A detailed brochure is available here.

More information here.