On Thursday 15 April 2021, starting at 2:30 P.M., on the “Microsoft Teams” platform, the Lecture of the Jean Monnet EUWEB Module, dedicated to “Crimmigration” and Migrants’ Rights took place. The lecture started with an introduction by Prof. Teresa Russo and Prof. Anna Oriolo (International and EU Law Trends in the Criminalization of Irregular Migration). Later, a first Panel entitled “Crimmigration and National Law”, hosted the relations by Prof. Luigi Foffani (“Crimmigration”: Immigration and Criminal Law in the Italian Experience), Prof. Antonino Sessa (Criminalizing of Illegal Migration and Symbolic Criminal Policies: Criminal Law and the Business of Fear) and Simona Libera Scocozza (Crime of Clandestinity: Introduction, Evolution and Practical Developments). The second panel, entitled “Crimmigration, Human Rights and EU Policies”, showcased the relations by Prof. Maja Savic-Bojanic (Migrations and Human Trafficking: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina), Prof. Marco Borraccetti (Leaving Protection Seekers Outside: The Border Procedure in the EU Legal Order) and Prof. Alessandro Tomaselli (Some Food for Thought on Migrants’ Rights and EU Policies). Conclusively, the final debate ended the lecture.

On Thursday 8 April 2021, starting at 2:30 P.M, on the “Microsoft Teams” platform, another Training Course of the Jean Monnet Module EUWEB dedicated to “EU Strategies Against Illegal Immigration: Refoulement, Expulsion and Readmission of Irregular Foreigners” took place. The lecture was opened by the introduction of Prof. Teresa Russo, EUWEB Leader, and Profs Anna Oriolo and Gaspare Dalia, EUWEB Key Teachers (Looking for an EU “Sustainable Approach” in the Fight Against Irregular Migration) followed by the speeches of Prof. Fabio Spitaleri (Pushbacks, “Dublin transfers”, Readmissions and Returns in EU Law),  Prof. Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska (EU Readmission Agreements with the Western Balkan Countries: More Than Meets the Eye), and Caterina Bove (Migrants’ Readmissions to the Eastern Italian Border and Their Compatibility with Internal and EU Law). Later, Zoran Drangovski (Illegal Migration in the Western Balkans: An Endless Fairy Tale?) and Daniele Bombardi (Stories of Migration and Pushbacks at the EU Gateway) intervened as representatives of non-governmental organizations.  The final debate closed the lecture.

For their excellent contribution within our lecture concerning “EU Strategies Against Illegal Immigration: Refoulement, Expulsion and Readmission of Irregular Foreigners area”, we feel thankful towards our speakers.


On Friday 19 March 2021, starting at 2.30 pm, on the “Microsoft Teams” platform, as part of the activities of the “EUWEB” Jean Monnet Module, the Conference on “EU Borders, Migratory Routes and Internal–External Security in Times of Health Crisis” took place. After the Introductory Session of the Key Teachers, Profs. Gaspare Dalia and Anna Oriolo, and of the Module Leader, Prof. Teresa Russo, (Some Critical Issues on Pandemic Crisis Management and Security Needs in International and EU Law) two separate sessions followed. The first session (EU Borders, Migration Routes and Security, hrs. 3.30 p.m.) was animated by the speeches of Prof. Cosimo Risi (The Southern Border of the European Union), Dr. Oliviero Forti (The ETM Mechanism in the Framework of the Borders Externalization Process), and Prof. Stefano Montaldo (The Internal Borders of the Schengen Area in Times of Pandemic. From an (Alleged) Existential Crisis to a Brighter Future?). The second session (Sanitary Crisis, Health and Security, hrs. 5:00 p.m.) saw the speeches of Dr. Luigi Migliorini and Santino Severoni (WHO’s Reading on the Characteristics of the Current Pandemic and the Impact on the Migrants’ Health at Global Level), Prof. Enkeileint Mechili (Is the Health Status of Refugees/Migrants Deteriorating during the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Continuous Crisis) and Prof. Olga Koshevaliska (The Impact of COVID-19 on North Macedonia Policy for Migration and Asylum. The Story Behind the Scenes). After the open debate, the conference was closed by the reflections of Prof. Massimo Panebianco.


We are so grateful to the President of the European Parliament, Davide Sassoli, for his encouraging message at such a difficult time for everyone. He motivated us to do more and better!


On Friday 12 March 2021, starting at 2.30 pm, on the “Microsoft Teams” platform, the third training course of the Jean Monnet EUWEB Module dedicated to the New European Pact on Immigration and Asylum and the reform of the Dublin Regulation took place. The Lecture was opened by the introduction of Profs. Gaspare Dalia and Anna Oriolo and was followed by the speeches of Prof. Teresa Russo (Current Challenges of EU Immigration Policy: Are There Any Answers in the Pact?), of Dr. Laura Ferrara (The European Pact on Migration and Asylum: A New Opportunity to deadlock the Management of Migratory Flows?) and of Prof. Francesco Cherubini (Solidarity Mechanisms Within the CEAS: Unfair Past, Conflicting Present, Uncertain Future). Later, Dr. Zaneta Poposka (Right to Asylum in the Western Balkans: A Comparative Analysis of National Rules) and Dr. Mersiha Smailovikj (Access to Asylum along the Balkan Route: A Practice-Based Approach) addressed the analysis of the right of asylum in the Western Balkans countries. The final debate concluded the works of the course.

We’d like to thank our guest speakers of today’s lecture, which concerned The New Pact on Migration and Asylum and the Reform of the Dublin Regulation. We very much appreciated their relations!

On Tuesday 9 March 2021, starting at 2.30 pm, the second training course of the Jean Monnet EUWEB Module, dedicated to Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations at Sea and Cooperation with Frontex, took place on the ‘Microsoft Teams’ platform. The lecture started off with an introductory relation by Prof. Teresa Russo (Some Critical Issues on Border Management and the Protection of Human Lifes at Sea), by Livio Scirocco (Search and Rescue Activities for Human Life at Sea. Technical-Legal References), by Prof. Ida Caracciolo (The Concept of Place of Safety in SAR Preparations: Interpretative Doubts and Application Conflicts), and by Alessandro Gamberini (NGOs Between Relief Duties and Forms of Criminalisation). In conclusion, Prof. Francesco Buonomenna held a scheduled speech (Brief reflections on SAR operations) which was followed by the final open debate.

In the light of the engaging contributions brought to our attention at today’s lecture (Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations at Sea and Cooperation with Frontex), we’d like to express our gratitude towards our eminent guests.


The panel on EU Enlargement, Cooperation with the Western Balkans and Redefinition of Schengen Area featured an intruction by Profs. Gaspare Dalia e Anna Oriolo as well as relations by Prof. Teresa Russo (EU-Western Balkans Cooperation, Enlargement and Security: Challenges and Perspectives), Prof. Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska (L’allargamento dell’UE nei Balcani occidentali: un’equazione a due incognite/EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans: An Equation with Two Unknowns), Prof. Valentina Ranaldi (Gli accordi sullo status tra l’Unione europea e i Paesi dei Balcani occidentali per le azioni dell’Agenzia europea della guardia di frontiera e costiera/The Status Agreements Between the European Union and the Western Balkans Countries on Actions Carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency) and Anna Brambilla (L’attuale situazione dell’Area Schengen ed il rispetto dei diritti umani nei controlli alla frontiera terrestre/The State of Play of the Schengen Area and the Respect of Human Rights in Land Border Control).

We feel thankful towards our speakers for their excellent contribution in the discussion concerning the EU enlargement linked to the cooperation with the Western Balkans and the redefinition of Schengen area!

Here is the visual flyer of the 2nd Edition’s Inaugural Conference of 3 March 2021!
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On Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 2:30 PM on the platform “Microsoft Teams”, the inaugural conference of the Second edition of the Jean Monnet Module “EU-Western Balkans Cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs” (EUWEB) took place.

EUWEB is an Advanced Specialization Course coordinated by the Profs. Teresa Russo (Module Leader), Anna Oriolo and Gaspare Dalia (Key Teaching Members).

The event kicked off the cycle of training courses carried out weekly from March to June 2021, dedicated to deepen the topics of immigration, asylum, border control, fight against transactional crime, police and judicial cooperation as well as the protection of fundamental rights with a view to the future accession of the Western Balkans to the Union. This year the Course will give specific details concerning the impact of the current health emergency, and information and communication technologies on said topics.

The Conference was structured in four sessions that reflect the thematic and research areas of the Course and it started with with the Inaugural Opening Message by the President of the European Parliament, David Maria Sassoli and the welcoming speeches of the Rector of the University of Salerno, Prof. Vincenzo Loia, and Profs. Giovanni Sciancalepore (Head of Department of Legal Sciences) and Francesco Fasolino (President of the Didactic Council of the Department of Legal Sciences), in addition to Dr. Gentian Jahjolli, (Judge at the District Court of Shkoder, former head of the international agreements sector of the Albanian Ministry of the Interior).

The First Session (cross-border security, migration and asylum management, h. 3:10 pm) chaired by Giuseppe Cataldi (Full Professor of International Law, Head of the Department of Human and Social Sciences, University “L’Orientale” of Naples) and introduced by Teresa Russo (Associate Professor of European Union Law, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno) was enriched by the reflections of Andrea Cascone (Head of the Unit for the Adriatic Sea and Western Balkans at the Directorate General for the EU – Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Giovan Francesco Fiore (Judge of the Court for the Juvenile Court of Salerno).

The Second Session (fight against transnational crime, h. 3:55), chaired by Luigi Kalb (Full Professor of Criminal Procedure, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno) and introduced by Anna Oriolo (Associate Professor of International Law, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno), included the relations of Amandine Orsini (Professor of International Relations, Centre de recherche en science politique,  CReSPo, Université Saint-Louis of Brussels) and Nicoletta Parisi (Professor of International Law at the Department of Political Science of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan).

The third session of the Conference (police and judicial cooperation, h. 16:40), chaired by Professor Angela Di Stasi (Full Professor of International Law and Director of the Observatory on the “European area of Freedom, Security and Justice”, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno) and introduced by Prof. Gaspare Dalia (Head of Comparative Criminal Procedural Law, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno), focused on the analysis of the Criminal Lawyer Cecchino Cacciatore (Vice-President of the Council of the Salerno Bar Association) and Armando Macrillò (Criminal lawyer and Lecturer of Criminal Law Execution, Faculty of Law, LUISS University “Guido Carli” of Rome).

Lastly, the Fourth Session (protection of fundamental rights, h. 5:20) chaired by Pasquale De Sena (Full Professor of International Law at the Department of Law of the University of Palermo) and introduced by Erjon Hitaj (Head of the Department of Law, Lecturer of International Law, University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, Albania), was animated by the participation of Anja Matwijkiw (Professor of Ethics & Human Rights at Indiana University Northwest, USA) and Michele Nino (Associate Professor of International Law, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Salerno).

The Conference was also attended by professors of Albanian and Macedonian universities, as well as representatives of associations, respectively as partners and supporters of the Jean Monnet Module EUWEB.


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