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Subject: EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION LAW (A.A. 2024/2025)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 5
Teaching units Unit Diritto europeo dell'immigrazione
Training activities in similar subject fields or in fields integrating the basic and distinctive ones, also relating to context cultures and interdisciplinary training (lesson)
  • TAF: Supplementary compulsory subjects SSD: IUS/14 CFU: 6
Teachers: Andrea CARCANO
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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The aim of the course is to equip students with a thorough understanding of the main instruments adopted of the European Union on free movement of persons (EU citizens and third States citizens) in the Member States. The student will develop the analysis'ability of the implications related the EU migration policies and the effect that the European Union legislation involved on the Member States legal orders, in particular on the Italian legal order. The stdent will develpo a good ability on research of documentation sources.

Admission requirements

Respect for introductory exams: Fundamentals of Roman Law, Fundamentals of Private Law, Constitutional Law.

Course contents

The European Union citizenship and related rights – Free movements of EU citizens – The Directive 2004/38 – The treatment of EU workers – The European Union immigration policy – The status of the citizens of the third States – The right of asylum and related international protection – The Schengen Agreements.

Teaching methods

Learning activities include: - presentations of theoretical contents by the professor - working groups on the contents introduced - Processing of products This way of working is oriented both to the deepening of the theoretical content and to the development of skills and cross-applications.

Assessment methods

The exam is in writing. a) Students attending the lectures take a written intermediate (after 20 hours of lessons) consisting of three open-ended questions on the issues addressed until then. The intermediate evaluation determines 50% of the final evaluation, which is given after a second written test, consisting of three open-ended questions on the issues addressed in the second part of the course. Response time: 120 minutes. b) for students not attending the exam consists of four open-ended questions on the issues covered by the examination program. The student will have to answer correctly and exhaustively in a maximum time of 120 minutes. After three days will be published the results of the examination. The student has to decide in twenty-four hours if possibly refuse the evaluation (the communication must be given in writing using the email personal of the University), after that '- in the absence of explicit rejection - the evaluation will be verbalized. The examination performance is evaluated on the following criteria: 1. the correct definition of the theoretical concept required by each application, 2. developing an example concerning the aforesaid concept.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
The students must demonstrate that they have acquired knowledge of the fundamentals of the European regulatory framework on immigration, and that they understand the management of migration movements in contemporary societies.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to develop critical reading skills of an international document and of the case-law: he/she will have knowledge of the main arguments of the doctrine in relation to the figure of case law and international documents of migrants and refugees.
Making judgments
The student will be able to assess, analyze and revise independently and critically, on the basis of their knowledge and ideas the main issues on immigration law.
Communication skills
The student will be able to express in a clear and conscious language his/her acquired knowledges.
Learning ability
The student will be able to assimilate and elaborate independently the information submitted and concepts presented and discussed during the course activities.


Calamia A.M. - Di Filippo M. - Gestri M. (a cura di), Immigrazione, Diritto e Diritti: profili internazionalistici ed europei, Cedam, Padova, 2012, limitatamente ai capitoli da I a VII (pp. 3-318), XI e XII (pp. 409-469) e XIV (pp. 493-530).