The IV Meeting of the Research Network "Integration, State and Governance" will take place in Lisbon on the 20th and 21st of October, 2016. Among the confirmed speakers are Professor Roberto Caldas, of the University Nove de Julho, in São Paulo, and Professor Roberto Cippitani, from the Università di Perugia, Italy. Professor Roberto Caldas is a great collaborator of UFMG Jean Monnet Chair Programme and has a PhD in Administrative Law from PUC-SP, which gives him ample expertise about the governance issue. Professor Cippitani has a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Perugia, which studies extensively various issues relating to the Law of Integration, especially in interface with new technologies.

The event will feature several national and international teachers who will give lectures on various topics related to the Law of Integration, Governance and how these phenomena affect the traditional concept of State. The target audience are teachers and students of the European University of Lisbon, a prestigious institution that has been a major contributor to the UFMG Jean Monnet Chair Programme in the spread of the Integration Law studies. One of the event's goals is to continue and give greater visibility to the initiatives of the research network "Integration, State and Governance", as the observatory of public policy, which was designed in partnership by several of the universities organizing the meeting.


About the Research Network

The Research Network "Integration, State and Governance", created in 2016, has already held two meetings, hosted by UniCEUB and UNINOVE on the 6th of May and 15 August, respectively. Both meetings were attended by national and international speakers who promoted a rich dialogue on relevant and current issues, such as state, Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism. In all, the two meetings had twelve speakers, and more information on both can be found in previous posts.

The III Meeting will be held within the 14th International Congress of Law International Law of the Brazilian International Law Association (ABDI). The Congress, which is the most important and significant of Brazil in the international law area, will take place in Gramado, between August 31st and September 3rd, 2016. One of the panels, which will take place on Thursday at 15:30, will have the title "Integration, State and Governance", since it will be promoted by the Research Network. In this panel, the teachers Roberto Caldas, Jamile Mata Diz, Carlos Simões, Alice Rocha Silva, Anderson Teixeira and Manoela Roland will utter lectures on topics related to the studies of the Research Network. More information about the Congress can be found on site.

The IV Meeting, to which this post is dedicated, will take place in October (20th and 21st) in Lisbon, and has several renowned Brazilian institutions in its organization. In the Organizing Committee we have the presence of distinguished professors such as Eduardo Vera-Cruz Pinto, Elizabeth Accioly and Jamile Mata Diz. The meeting, once again, has as its objective the dissemination of important ideas about the themes of Integration Law, the concept of the state and governance, and will strengthen the internationalization of their studies, taking the teachings of several Brazilian professors to the capital of Portugal.



The Research Network "Integration, State and Governance" summons all teachers, researchers, students, professionals from the field of law and international relations for the selection process of drafts and papers to be presented at the Fourth Meeting of the Research Network "Integration, State and Governance, which will be hosted by the European University of Lisbon, Portugal, on the 20th and 21st of August 2016, and carried out by the following institutions: European University of Lisbon, University of Perugia, UNINOVE, UniCEUB, UNISINOS University of Itaúna and Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Proposals must be submitted by September 15th, 2016. The prospect that one expects to find in the articles is the treatment of current and relevant issues, especially those related to the multiple conceptions of State, interpreted in the light of Integration Law and Governance. It is expected that the article is reflective, not descriptive or monographic, and brings some new contribution to the fields of the selected theme. For selective bibliography, it is expected that the author goes beyond the obviousness of manuals and, when cited, should be the basis for the construction of the author's thesis, which must go beyond the simple repetition of already put ideas.

Articles must be original and should follow the ABNT rules. The Organizing Committee (composed only by PhD teachers who are a part of the Research Network) will assess the work according to the following criteria: binding to the chosen subject line; depth of research; rigorous analysis; clarity of exposure; respect for the rules and standards; respect for the rules in this document; consulted bibliographic sources and strengthening capacity of the research. All abstracts must be submitted in .doc or .docx to the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the subject "Abstract Submission".

The author must send his(hers) abstract until September 15th, which must included:

1) title;

2) topics to be developed;

3) explanation in two or three paragraphs of the topic;

4) selective bibliography that will be used on the subject;

5) keywords in the article and research line in which it is inserted;

6) identification of the author with relevant information in a maximum of 2 lines (masters student, master, doctor and institution in which they teach or represent).

Graduate or undergraduate student’s papers will not be accepted and articles coauthored may have a maximum of 03 (three) authors. Each author may submit a maximum of 02 (two) articles for presentation at the event.

The works selected for the meeting will be confirmed on September 30th, 2016, and this ensures the presentations of the paper at the event and confirmation of their inclusion in the program. The author will then have until October 10th, 2016 to send the definitive article, in this case, whole text with intellectual articulation, citations, logical construction, consistency, with abstract in English and procedural standards. The article can not exceed 30 pages with bibliography. Articles with less than 10 pages with bibliography will not be accepted. The following information shall appear on all works: title; author identification; abstract in English; development topics; conclusion and bibliography.


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