First-Year Workshops

Towards the 3 ECTS alternative to Italian language

Students of the first year who are exempted from the Italian Language requirement must earn 3 ECTS through activities aimed at enhancing their soft-skills and placement-oriented competences.

Each academic year, the LL.M. offers workshops and other activities to fulfil this requirement.

These activities may be open to a limited number of students. While students in need of meeting the above-mentioned requirement will have priority, other students of the LL.M. are also given the opportunity to participate.

Information on the workshops available in each academic year can be found below.

Who can participate?

These workshops are organised primarily for students of the first year having the obligation to obtain 3 ECTS (i.e. those who are exempted from the Italian language requirement). 

The 3 ETCS towards the fulfilment of this requirement will be awarded to students who will successfully complete:

  • Workshop 2 (Inguscio/Tenti) (12 hours),


  • Workshops 1 (Vianello) and 3 (Rogato) (13 hours)

NB: students of the first year who have to earn the three credits must choose one of the two combinations proposed.

Workshops are open to a maximum number of 25 students per class. Places not allocated to first students having the obligation to earn the 3 ECTS will be given to other LL.M. students, in the following priority order and on a first-come-first-served basis within each group, and with a maximum of two workshops each

  1. Other students of the first year
  2. Students from the second year

Students of these two groups who have completed one of the combinations set out above may obtain 3 ECTS as well. However, these credits will not count towards the Diploma (i.e. they are not part of the 9 ECTS for optional courses of the second year) but will appear as extra-curricular activities in their academic career.

How to enrol and participate

Enrolment is now closed.

To enrol fill the form available below.

The workshops will take place on the Zoom platform. Links to the meetings will be provided by email to the students who have enrolled.

Instructors will register students' attendance and may require the completion of assignments. 


After you complete the workshops

Download and fill with your data the form available below.

Send it by the 30th of May to

Programme and schedule

Workshop 1

Principled Approach to Rule of Law Projects

Dr Ilaria Vianello
Country Manager Afghanistan, Senior Research Fellow Asia, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

  • 09/03/2021 03:30 - 05:30 PM 
  • 12/03/2021 10:00 - 12.00 AM
  • 19/03/2021 02:00 - 04:00 PM 
  • 09/04/2021 09:00 - 12.00 AM


Workshop 2

Tackling Climate Change: Politics, Finance and Negotiations

Dr Agostino Inguscio
Senior Advisor on Climate Change, Climate Lead, G7/G20 Unit, Italian Prime Minister's Office

M. Duccio Maria Tenti
Policy Officer, Directorate General International Partnerships Unit Strategic Partnership with Africa and with the ACP, European Commission

  • 16/04/2021 02:00 - 05:00 PM 
  • 23/04/2021 02:00 - 05:00 PM 
  • 30/04/2021 02:00 - 05:00 PM 
  • 07/05/2021 02:00 - 05:00 PM 


Workshop 3

Human Rights Due Diligence, prêt-à-porter

M. Martina Rogato
Sustainability Advisor and Adjunct Professor, Università Lumsa

  • 14/05/2021 03:00 - 05:00 PM 
  • 20/05/2021 03:00 - 05:00 PM