PRELIMINARS: WHAT IS AN IP?
What is an IP?
IP is the abbreviation of Intensive Programme. Following the definition of the European Commission, an Erasmus Intensive Programme (like this one) is a short programme of study which brings together students and staff from universities in different participating countries in order to:
- encourage efficient and multinational teaching of specialist topics which might otherwise not be taught at all, or only in a very restricted number of universities;
- enable students and teachers to work together in multinational groups and so benefit from special learning and teaching conditions not available in a single institution, and to gain new perspectives on the topic being studied;
- allow members of the teaching staff to exchange views on teaching content and new curricula approaches and to test teaching methods in an international classroom environment.
This Intensive Programme has the following title “Recent Developments and Challenges of Transnational Law” and is planned to have three consecutive editions (2007-2009).
The Academic Direction has developed a course dealing with the General Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade. The first edition of this IP took place on September 2007. Check last year’s edition web for more information (IP 2008).
The second edition will have a similar approach. The final programme will be available by the month of May.
The teaching methodology will combine lectures and discussions in the morning, with group dynamics of workshops (undergraduate-) and the preparation of a Moot Court (postgraduate students) in the afternoon.
The academic staff of this Programme is integrated by Professors and Lecturers of 18 leading European universities as well as prestigious legal professionals and members of local, national and international institutions.