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Explorative workshop: climate change litigation before European courts as a mode of civic action

Participate in the analysis and discussion on climate change litigation before courts in the domestic legal orders and before international and European courts

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CIVIS focus area
Climate, environment and energy
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Law
  • Social Science and humanities
  • Short-term
  • CIVIS Hub 1
Course dates
3 June 2022

Main topics addressed

  • Climate change litigation on the national level
  • Climate change litigation at the International and European level
  • The role of science and multiple expertise in climate change litigation

Learning outcomes

  • Deepen the knowledge relating to the issue of climate change litigation before European courts
  • Encourage constructive exchanges between participants
  • Experience international collaboration and teamwork
Date: 3 June 2022 CIVIS scholarships: 20
Format: Physical Language: English
Location: Aix-en-Provence, France ECTS: N/A


This CIVIS workshop is open to Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students at the following CIVIS member universities: 

  • University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)
  • Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Aix-Marseille Université (France)

Applicants should have substantial research interests in the field of environmental law and policy, environmental litigation, climate litigation, climate change law.

Application process

The application deadline is 8 April 2022. Selected students will be notified on 30 April 2022.

Every application should be in English and include the following:

  • Letter of motivation (one-page max.)
  • Curriculum Vitae including a Transcript of Records
  • Certification of affiliation to a participating university

Sapienza Università di Roma

Université libre de Bruxelles

  • Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students can apply for a mobility scholarship by email to:

University of Tübingen

Aix-Marseille Université

  • Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students can apply for participation without student mobility scholarship by email to:

Further questions could be addressed to the respective recipient of the application.

Each application will be judged on the excellence of the candidate and the adequacy of their research interests with the topic of the workshop. The scholarships will be allocated on the basis of the intrinsic qualities of the applications and an equitable representation of each participating university, having regard also to diversity in participation.


There will be no assessment. As this is an explorative workshop, the activity has no ECTS credits.

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  • Dr. Sandrine Maljean-Dubois (Aix-Marseille Université)
  • Prof. Fabio Giglioni/Prof. Maria Vittoria Ferroni (Sapienza Università di Roma)
  • Prof. Nicolas Angelet/Prof. Chiara Armeni (Université libre de Bruxelles)
  • Prof. Johannes Saurer (University of Tübingen)