Czech Republic, Spindleruv Mlyn

Fundamental Rights in Europe & the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

when 12 July 2015 - 26 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 500

The summer school focuses on the protection of fundamental rights in the European Union and the system of the European Convention on Human Rights. You will be led through various topics by lecturers from both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, top European universities and legal practice.

The programme consists of a general course and a specialization course, guest lectures, discussion panel and a moot court. The general course on Fundamental Rights in Europe will be taught by Xavier Groussot (EU part) and Eduardo Gill-Pedro (ECHR part), both from Lund University. The specialization course presented by Laura Lynskey from London School of Economics and Political Science will focus on the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age.

The distinguished lectures will be given by Sacha Prechal, Judge of the ECJ, and András Sajó, Judge of the ECHR. Guest lectures will be given amongst others by Barbara Havelková (Oxford University), Jan Komárek (LSE) and Daniel Sarmiento (University Complutense of Madrid). At the moment, we are waiting for confirmation from other addressed lecturers.

There is also a non-academic dimension of this summer school: you are invited to participate in various trips and sports, to use the wellness equipment of the chalet (sauna, whirlpool) and to enjoy the free evenings, getting to know your fellow students and the lecturers. The free weekend also gives you a chance to explore Prague or go hiking in the surrounding national park!

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Course leader

General Course and Specialization Course:
Xavier Groussot (Lund University)
Eduardo Gill-Pedro (Lund University)
Laura Lynskey (LSE)

Distinguished Lectures:
Sacha Prechal (European Court of Justice)
András Sajó (European Court of Human Rights)

Target group

We aim to students from all around the World interested in EU law, European Convention on Human Rights, human rights law and/or legal aspects of internet and other modern technologies.

Course aim

The aim of the summer school is to provide students with knowledge as well as to have a discussion concerning the protection of fundamental rights in Europe with particular focus on the right to privacy in a digital age.

Fee info

EUR 500: Summer School fee is 500 EUR. It includes accommodation, full board, study materials and some complementary services (snacks, tea,…).


In exceptional cases, we provide participants with financial aid. If you wish to apply for the financial aid, please send us your reasoned request together with your application to We will take your request into consideration.