Jean Monnet MODULE

The Jean Monnet Module (JMM) on “Participation, Lobbying and Transparency in the EU Institutions (PLAT-EU)” wants to implement the awareness and the knowledge between students, stakeholders, policy makers and general public at large of the EU legal tools aimed at assuring the openness of the decision-making process, in accordance with the article 11 of the Treaty on European Union.

The JMM will organize, for 3 years a summer school on the theme of “Transparency, participation and lobbying” aimed at PhD students, young researchers and professionals in the sector from all over the Union European, with the participation of representatives from the world of academia, institutions and the private sector.

The summer school, which will be held by the School of Cultures, Politics and Democracy of UnitelmaSapienza, will be preceded by a cycle of online lessons aimed at exploring the themes of lobbying regulation in a comparative way.

The intensive summer course will be organized in presence and open to a maximum of 25 participants per year from around the world. The summer school will take place over 5 days, from the 1st to the 5th of July, and will include 8 hours of lectures per day for a total of 40 hours. Of these 40 hours, about 12 hours will be devoted to simulations, roleplays, and exercises based on how European decision-making processes actually work, with the help of lobbying professionals and Italian and European policy makers.

UnitelmaSapienza is the first telematic University to obtain funding from JMM from the European Union.

The programme in brief

  • Online preparatory seminar designed to speak to a general audience about cases of EU lobbying that have led to better implementation of European policies and expansion of citizens’ rights;
  • intensive summer course, held in presence at Università di Roma Unitelma Sapienza from the 1st to the 5th of July, which will include simulations, roleplays, and exercises based on how European decision-making processes actually work;
  • International roundtable, in mixed online and in-person mode, aimed at comparing the European regulatory model with that in force in other legal systems;

Target audience

  • undergraduate and postgraduate students under 30 years of age
  • young lobbying professionals under 35 years of age
  • public decision makers, civil servants, experts and scholars with no age limits

Maximum number of participants

  • 25 participants

Project Manager


Pier Luigi Petrillo

Full Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Department of Law and Digital Society of University of Rome UnitelmaSapienza

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