The Faculty of Law of the Universitat de València hosts until next Friday the sixth edition of the Programme in European Law for Postgraduates (PEPP), a gathering for PhD students of several European universities who are carrying out a research in European private law. The programme, which started on Monday by the Vice-Dean for Internationalisation and Cooperation of the UV, Guillermo Palao, includes conferences and professional talks and a case will also be presented.
The Programme in European Law for Postgraduates is addressed to students of corporate law, international private law, labour law and competition law. In this sixth edition, there are some structured thematic workshops, conferences and seminars in every participating university.
The PEPP is based on action plans with some activities for a week in four of the participating institutions each academic course. These institutions take turns in order to allow students to travel and know different academic and legal environments. One of these plans is carried out this week at the Universitat de València, and includes lessons, academic conferences, and contact with prestigious law firms that offer a practical perspective for the problems addressed in the academic course.
Furthermore, the programme offers some doctoral scholarships to the participating universities. The aim is to make the student body aware of a better understanding of the differences between the existent legal perspectives in the European legal systems and traditions, to develop research skills and techniques and to enhance the knowledge of the comparative law and European law methods. Also, there is a need to help the student body to establish a work and contact network among young researchers.
Nowadays, the universities which participate in this programme are the following: the universities of Münster (Germany), Cambridge (United Kingdom), Bucerius Law School (Germany), Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Breslavia (Poland), Genoa (Italy) and the catholic university of Louvain (Belgium), as well as the Universitat de València. The first edition of the programme took place in the 2010/2011 academic year and was created by several top academic institutions in Europe and around the world: Hamburg University, Cambridge University, Bucerius Law School, Universitat de València and Silesia University in Katowice.
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