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The OBSERVATORY ON EUROPEAN AREA OF FREEDOM, SECURITY AND JUSTICE is based at the Department of  Legal Sciences (School of  Law) 

The Observatory is a network of academics, representatives of legal professions, judicial institutions and diplomacy, experts in the field of European Union law in the light of its application outcomes within the Italian legal system. The synergy between its members (having different tecnichal-practical skills and experiences) serves to a territory that reflects limitations and asymmetries in the complete realization of the area of freedom, security and justice.

Research activities move in line with the provision of article 67 TFEU which provides that the Union "shall constitute an area of freedom, security and justice with respect for fundamental rights and the different legal systems and traditions of the Member States".

They  focus on some of the European Area of freedom, security and justice's volet, specially:

  • judicial cooperation in civil matters having cross-border implications
  • police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters

There are further analysis in the field of  "embronyal" administrative cooperation as well as of internal border controls on persons and of common policy on asylum, immigration and external border control.

The European Area of freedom, security and justice, in its legislative and jurisprudential developments, as a core of the European integration process, can be compared to other non-European "areas" of integration in order to identify cross-fertilization cases.

Didactic activities mainly include the organization of cultural initiatives (conferences, seminars, workshops) dedicated to students at various levels (I, II, III) and, in particular to Ph.D students in "European Area of freedom, security and justice and cooperation in criminal matters", autonomous sector of "Diritto pubblico, Teoria delle Istituzioni Nazionali ed Europee e Filosofia Giuridica" Ph.D research.

The Observatory  contributes to the internationalization of research and teaching by developing existing partnerships or creating further through collaboration with both European and non-European research institutes and universities.

Activation of the Observatory benefits from the experiences gained in the post lauream training in five editions, starting in 2006, of the Course on "EU Law applied" (directed by Professor Angela Di Stasi), developing new forms of specialized training for legal practioner (judges, lawyers, etc...).
Finally, the Observatory promotes creation of scientific and didactic collaboration, such as the one with the Court of Appello of Salerno (Memorandum of Understanding of 6 March 2014) and those with the Superior School for Magistracy and the Bar Association.