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CODE 103909
SEMESTER 1° Semester


The teaching course is aimed at providing the basic notions of European Union law to students attending the Master Multimedia Engineering course, both as regards the institutional structure of the organization and the decision-making processes, and as regards to policies related to technological innovation and digitalization of the market. This approach aims to introduce an interdisciplinary element in the technical and specialist training offered by the degree.



Provide technical students with the legal framework of Eu intervention in the sector they are approaching from a technical point of view. The interdisciplinary approach will empower graduates with new and useful skills for the job market and it will give students a greater awareness on the conseuqences deriving from the use and functioning (malfunctioning) of the technology.


The programme is divided into two sections: a first part dedicated to the institutional and general part of EU law, characterized by the study of the structure of the international organization, the sources and tools of judicial protection envisaged by it and an introduction to the market single; a second part dedicated to European intervention in the sector of new technologies, with particular reference to those related to space activities.

The course also aims to strengthen the soft-skills inherent to the: i) enhancement the student's communication skills; ii) enhancement of the ability to draw conclusions by applying the knowledge to the examination of the reality. These objectives are achieved through the proposition of practical exercises that involve the direct participation of the student called to examine concrete cases and to participate in case-based learning and team-based learning activities.

The course aims to let students achieve:

- knowledge of the institutional structure and operating rules of the EU;

- knowledge of the system of sources and of the EU regulatory procedure, as well as of the tools of judicial protection;

- knowledge of the principles and rules relating to the single market;

- ability to apply this knowledge to concrete cases;

- ability to interpret and systematically read the legal rules of the European Union system.

- interdisciplinary knowledge necessary for access to the labor market


no legal pre-requisite requested


Teaching is offered by lectures directly held by the Professor, for a total of 50 hours, during which the main theoretical notions of European Union law will be presented and analyzed with specific reference to technological innovation and European intervention on space, but examples and practical cases will also be proposed and discussed. Texts of judgements and normative texts of particular relevance and usefulness for the understanding of the topics will be attached in Aulaweb.

Occasionally scholars and experts of the subject or professionals may be invited to carry out a lesson on topics of particular interest and relevance, also in order to allow students to acquire greater awareness of the concrete and applicative dimension of the subject.


Module 1 – Eu basic skills (Module 1 – Eu basic skills (28 hours)
EU History and evolution (2 hours)
EU structure institutions (6 hours)
EU competences (2 hours)
EU external competences and action (2 hours)
EU acts and their effects in national legal frameworks (6 hours)
The EU common market (freedoms and rules) (4 hours)
Eu Common Data Space (2 hours)
Judicial protection within the EU (4 hours)

Module 2 – EU law and new technologies (22 hours)
EU policies and new technologies (2 hours)
EU space policy (4 hours)
Space for Security: EU perspective (2 hours)
EU space programmes (2 hours)
The EU in the international domain: the relationship with third States and International organisations (ESA) (2 hours)
EU and telecommunications: legal perspective (2 hours)
Remote sensing regulation in the international arena (4 hours)
EU regulation on acquisition and spread of satellite images (2 hours)
EU and Cyber security: a new challenge (2 hours)



Recommended reading will be uploaded on aulaweb, it will take into account recent developments and recent articles delivered in scientific journals. Students will haveto study the PPP uploaded and study  the booklet 

European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication, Borchardt, K., The ABC of EU law, Publications Office, 2017,

Students with DSA or special ducational needs will find more info on the "further information" section


Exam Board



FRANCESCO PESCE (President Substitute)


Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.



The exam comprises an oral verification of the institutional knowledge and a written contribution concerning legal and policy aspects of a specific topic that is already in the knowledge, from a technical point of view, of the student. The evaluation takes into account both the parts of the exam.




The exam aims to verify the student's actual knowledge and acquisition of the theoretical basic notions as well as his ability to identify and apply the reference standards to specific concrete cases. Through general theoretical questions and the proposal of practical cases and problems, it will be verified whether the student is able to:

identify and define legal concepts relating to European Union law;
use appropriate technical and legal language;
identify and apply to practical cases the main regulatory provisions governing the conduct of relations relating to the single market with particular reference to the technical issues they studied during the degree course;
know the main rules of operation of the institutions of the European Union and the related interinstitutional mechanisms;
know the scope of EU law acts and the relationship with national rules

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale oral exam
07/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale oral exam
26/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale oral exam
11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale oral exam


All information about the course will be given through Aulaweb and communications to attending students through the Forum

Students with DSA certification, disabilities or other special educational needs are advised to contact the contact person for the polythenic school Prof. Federico Scarpa (, and the teacher, at the beginning of the course, to agree on teaching and examination methods which, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.
For further information please refer to:à-informazioni-utili

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