Endorsed by European Union, FGV offers free course on global governance

The course is aimed at academics and professionals in law, international relations and other areas of the humanities. Public policymakers, civil servants, members of organized civil society and the general public may also participate.

Until January 31, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (CEJM) is accepting applications for its EU-South American School on Global Governance Course. Funded by the European Commission as part of its Erasmus + Program, the course is completely free of charge and it will take place entirely online, via Zoom.

The course is aimed at academics and professionals in law, international relations and other areas of the humanities. Public policymakers, civil servants, members of organized civil society and the general public may also participate.

Endorsed by the European Union, the EU-South American School on Global Governance Course presents this economic bloc’s global governance practices and their relevance to South America. The program encompasses a variety of topics in the center’s three main research areas: Global Regulation, Global Litigation, and Human Rights and Democracy.

The topics explored include multilevel decision-making systems in international organizations, foreign policy, tax and environmental regulation, investment law, human rights and democracy, dispute settlement systems, legitimacy and international accountability.

According to Professor Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the partnership between FGV and the European Union has already yielded many results.

“The center represents an opportunity for FGV to continue to move forward with its long-standing partnership with the EU, as an extension of the Jean Monnet Module from 2010 to 2013 and the Jean Monnet Chair from 2015 to 2019,” she says.

In addition to FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School professors, the EU-South American School on Global Governance Course will feature the collaboration of specialists from institutions in countries such as Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Parliament, over the project’s three-year life. The FGV Sao Paulo Law School, School of International Relations (FGV RI) and International Intelligence Unit (FGV NPII) are also involved in the project.

The classes will take place from February 24 to June 30, on Wednesdays, from 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm. Places are limited and the selection process will be conducted online. The results will be posted on the course’s webpage by February 5.

For more information and to sign up, click here.