EU.MO.MI course


General features and objectives
EU Mobility and Migration Law is an advanced Course focusing on topical substantive issues of EU law. The Course aims to provide the students with an advanced cultural and technical training and knowledge of legal regime of the freedom of movement of persons in the EU and of EU migration law. This is a milestone of the students' cultural baggage and a strategic added value for their professional future. In this context, the course is closely connected to other initiatives and learning opportunities offered by the Law Department of the University of Turin, such as the Diploma on Migration Studies, the European Law Moot Court Competition, and the clinical programme.

Attendance is open to students from various Departments and disciplines, including Law, Political Sciences and International Relations, Strategic Sciences, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistic Mediation


Learning goals
At the end of the Course, the student should achieve the following learning objectives:

Knowledge and comprehension

- In-depth knowledge of the free movement of persons in the EU and of the main aspects of EU migration law

- Ability to analyse and understand relevant legal texts (EU acts, case law, etc.)

- Awareness of the remarkable implications of EU law in every person's situation and for the student's future professional activity

Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension 

- Ability to handle a complex reasoning on EU legal texts

- Ability to apply the rules and principles of EU law to a given situation and to catch their implications

Autonomous intellectual approach and critical thinking

- Ability to organise the knowledge acquired and to weight its importance and relevance

- Ability to understand and to personally discuss topical issues through the lenses of EU law

- Ability to explain the knowledge acquired, by using an appropriate legal terminology 


- Introduction to the course and review of the basics of EU law

- Freedom of movement of workers: The notion of worker and access to the job market

- Freedom of movement of workers: equal treatment and coordination of social security systems 

- EU citizenship and freedom of movement

- Right to reside and social benefits: Economically inactive persons and jobseekers

- Posted workers and social dumping

- The elimination of checks at the internal borders: The Schengen area

- The management of the external borders of the EU

- Status and rights of third country nationals in the EU legal order

- Family reunion and family reunification: EU citizens and third country nationals

- Permanent residence and long-term residence

- Deportation of EU citizens. Detention and return of illegally staying third country nationals

- The common European asylum system: historical overview and the qualifications Directive

- The common European asylum system: procedures and the reception conditions Directive 

- The Dublin III system: fundamental rights, competences, solidarity and burden sharing


Teaching methodologies
The EU Mobility and Migration Law Course builds on a dynamic approach to the acquisition of formal knowledge. It is characterized by the fruitful combination of various teaching techniques:

- traditional frontal lessons

- class debate of cases with the active participation of the students, through specific teaching techniques, including the use of software for innovative teaching 

- seminars on particularly important and topical issues

- presentations from high-profile academics, experts and practitioners

- involvement of the students in the elaboration of self-evaluation tools and learning materials addressed to the general public (published in the Documents page of this website)

- final exam simulations