Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool Summer School on the Law of the Council of Europe

when 3 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 650

Europe is at the crossroads. Its future, its stability, and prosperity depend on how effectively it will respond to the crucial – old and new – challenges that it is facing. This summer school will bring together key decision-makers from the Council of Europe and leading scholars to discuss the ways in which the Council of Europe system can stand up to these challenges. These include rising illiberal democracies, the Russian aggression against Ukraine, and the consequent expulsion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe, but also climate change, public health emergencies, such as the one caused by COVID-19, and economic crises. The outcomes of the Summits of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe in Reykjavik, Iceland will also be discussed.

Course leader

Mr Tiny Kox, Professor Michele Nicoletti, Professor Vasilka Sancin, Professor Robert Spano, Judge Mykola Gnatovskyy, Professor Fiona de Londras, Professor Lauri Mälksoo, Mr Christos Giakoumopoulos, Professor Paul Stephan, Mr Sandy Moss

Target group

This Summer School will be useful for advanced postgraduate taught (Masters) and postgraduate research (PhD) students, post-doctoral researchers, early career scholars, and practitioners interested in the law of the Council of Europe, and in human rights, rule of law, and democracy. It is open to lawyers, but also to individuals specialising in contiguous areas (e.g., political science) who possess the necessary background knowledge that will enable them to attend the courses and participate in the discussions.

Course aim

Enhance the knowledge of the participants in the Law of the Council of Europe

Fee info

GBP 650: Tuition fee: £650

Option 1: B&B – Crown Place £52.50 per person per night for bed and breakfast.
Option 2: Only lodging – Philharmonic Court £26.06 per person per night plus a one off £45 per person for a bedding pack.


number of scholarships will be provided to selected participants. The scholarships will cover the tuition fee and B&B accommodation; they will also partially cover travel expenses.