Your papers available on the WG Moodle website

The folder containing the final version of your papers is now available on our Moodle website.

The aim of the course is to present, discuss and improve your work in progress. While the central goal of the course is to enable you to enhance the substantive dimension of your research, three further aspects will also be in focus: presentation skills (ability to succinctly and accurately express ideas orally), analytical skills (handling complex arguments, and understanding your strong and weak points), and commentating skills (giving constructive and useful criticism). You all are expected to act as a commentator on other papers within a session and actively participate in discussions. Hence, it is crucial you will be aware of each other work.

See you next week.


It’s getting closer!

We are really excited to welcome you all in Florence next week! Here are the latest news and updates.

Due to the recent dropouts, the program had to be modified again. You can download its most recent version from this website.

Please pay attention to the changed shuttle buses’ schedule on the day of the conference dinner. The shuttle buses will drive you to Osteria la Capponcina restaurant and take you back home afterwards. You can also choose one out of two bus stops that is the most convenient for you. Needless to say, the buses are free of charge.

As you know, the deadline for the papers’ submission has been prolonged until 25 November 2014. Please remember that it is highly important we will receive your contributions on time, since we need to distribute them among the course participants. All papers should be submitted through the WG Moodle website (see the instructions on the course website) Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

And finally, the Working Group in Human Rights and Constitutional Law has now its official Facebook page! Please like us, so you can easily be informed about our recent activities as well as to get in touch with others!

See you later!

Your coordinators


Change of the Course venue and travel info added!

Please note that the Course venue has been changed to Villa Schifanoia that houses the Department of Law, the Department of History and Civilization, and the Academy of European Law.

In the section Airport & public transportation you can now find the instructions how to get around Florence and Fiesole as well as how to reach the city centre from Amerigo Vespucci airport.

And finally, the Course program has been updated and its current version is available to you on the website.

If anything remains unclear, don’t forget you can always drop a line to your coordinators!

See you soon!

Final confirmation of your attendance

Due to the high interestest in the 1st Doctoral Training Course in Florence, we would like to kindly ask you to provide us with the final confiramtion of your participation. You can access the registration form by clicking on Confirmation Form in the site menu.

Please note that by filling in the form your registration becomes binding. No further changes can be made to the Course program after 20th of September 2014.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Welcome to the 1st Doctoral Training Course, a joint initiative of the University of Helsinki and the European University Institute in Florence!

Doctoral Training Course, 2-4 December 2014, on 

Human Rights and Constitutional Law 

The doctoral training course is a joint initiative between the University of Helsinki and the European University Institute in Florence (EUI). The course is organised by the Working Group in Human Rights and Constitutional Law that functions as a connecting platform for doctoral candidates in Finland. The course will take place at the EUI premises in Florence (Italy).

The course aims to offer a forum for discussing a variety of important issues within the current human rights and constitutional law discourse. The format of the course is built on informal and open-minded group discussions of papers presented by doctoral candidates. In  addition, the scholarly program includes lectures by senior scholars.

The doctoral training course is open to doctoral students and researchers with a keen interest in the topics related to the field of human rights and constitutional law. During two days, participants will have an opportunity to engage in lectures and discussions chaired by the senior scholars.