Barcelona, Spain

Circular Economy

when 3 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

This course tackles issues pertinent for sustainable development through the prism of private business, along with the challenges that current business poses for such development.under social norms. Starting with the international framework for sustainable development, the course explores the diverse channels in economic transactions and their necessary transformation in the order of relevance as to the impact they have for sustainable development. The analyisis is divided into three large subcategories: (1) sustainable public purchases, (2) sustainable corporate conduct under renewed corporate law rules and (3) last but not least, sustainable consumption and supporting environmental legislation at the international level. The course focuses on the newest developments in the EU law for each of the subgroups so defined. In order to offer to the students some hands-on experience on corporate practice under such new legal framework, we apply the legal knowledge obtained to the enterprises’ practical market functioning through an approach from Economics and the Law. A Problem Based Learning approach will be employed, enabling students to internalize the notions presented throughout the course.

Course leader

Lela Melon

Target group

2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration Fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition Fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.