SCELG Prof Elisa Morgera partners with University of Siena for Erasmus+ grant for Jean Monnet Module in “European and International Environmental Law”

September 2020: Prof Elisa Morgera, member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, is part of a team based at the University of Siena, Italy, that was awarded an Erasmus+ grant to organize a Jean Monnet Module on European and International Environmental Law.

The module will provide students, practitioners and civil society with in-depth knowledge about the state of the art of European and international environmental law and policy, its achievements and challenges, and its interaction with emerging environmental issues and landmark intergovernmental processes. Two overarching themes will run through the module: the Union’s approach to the two major planetary crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss and its role in the implementation of the relevant international legal instruments (i.e. the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity and its post-2020 framework); and implementation and enforcement at the level of the EU and its Member States, consistent with the outstanding needs outlined in the Commission’s latest Environmental Implementation Review(2019).

The module will be implemented for three years starting in September 2020, with Prof Riccardo Pavoni and Dr Dario Piselli at the University of Siena serving as the academic coordinator and programme manager, respectively. Prof.  Morgera is one of the key teaching staff members.

More information about the Jean Monnet Module can be found at