Training courses


Iur.Ap delivers training courses mainly in the following areas

  • Innovation and simplification 
  • Human resources
  • Territorial governance, environmental policies and cultural heritage
  • Social security and welfare, equal opportunities and gender studies
  • General information

 Iur.Ap offers training courses and innovation assistance. It also develops studies and research in the areas of national and European public policies. On demand, Iur.Ap offers

1) selected training courses for public administrations, public and private undertakings and operators in the non-profit sector;

2) post-graduate courses and courses for the preparation of public contests;

3) assistance to the implementation of regulation, innovation and well-being at work;

4)research, studies and surveys commissioned by public administrations, public and private undertakings and operators in the non-profit sector.

 As far as training courses are concerned, Iur.Ap offers three kinds of courses with different and complementary goals and duration:

 1. Foundation courses (FC): aimed at developing general and updated skills in the basics of law and administrative justice. In order to allow workers to participate, these courses last six days articulated in a period of three weeks (two days per week). The targeted participants are workers of public administrations (who can get updated skills on topical issues) as well as professionals of  public companies (who may be interested in strengthening their knowledge of the basics of law or of specific topics). 

2. Training courses – Updating and prospective assistance (UPAC): aimed at focusing on the news in policy-making and case-law. These courses last (at least) one full day. The targeted participants are administrative and technical employees of public administrations who constantly need to be updated in a context of continuous judicial evolution and legislative reforms. On demand, and in close cooperation with public administrations, a targeted assistance on the implementation of specific legal issues can follow the course. 

3. Training seminars (TS):aimed at discussing and analysing specific and topical issues.  Seminars last half a day. In a package with other training courses, they can be offered for free.  

Teaching methodologies

Teaching methodologies are shaped on course types and goals. Broadly speaking, foundation courses are mainly delivered as lectures with some interactive activities and work-in-groups. Training courses and seminars focus on active participation, discussion in class, working groups, peer-review, self-evaluation, and assessment tests. By the end of 2014 an e-larning platform will be developed on, so that also distance training and interactive learning for huge groups and classes will be possible.

Targeted learning communities

Courses are aimed to reach a plurality of learners, such as public and private employees, professionals, and operators in the non-profit sector. Courses put together workers at the same level of responsibilities and tasks, but are open to the participation of whoever is interested in the topics. 

Course credits 

Certification of attendance will be issued after every course. On the basis of an agreement with the concerned professional associations, and as indicated in the programs of some specific courses, also course credits may be allocated.

Course locations

Courses and seminars will be mainly held at the University of Pisa. As far as training on demand is concerned, the interested parties may agree a different location. 


In every course and seminar Iur.Ap provides participants with all the necessary paper and/or electronic materials: regulations and acts, national and European case-law; legal literature. 


Costs of courses and seminars will be established according to the duration and the number of participants. Incentives and discount prices are provided for multiple subscriptions by a sngle public administration and entities and for small administrations. 

Post-course assistance and advice

After courses and seminars, Iur.ap offers assistance and targeted advice to those participants who ask for such a service. Costs and modalities of collaboration will be defined with clients on the basis of the specificities of the commissioned service.

Registration and launch of courses and seminars 

In order to register for courses and seminars, a form needs to be filled out. The form can be downloaded from the Iur.Ap’s website area ‘TRAINING’. Unless differently indicated, only when a minimum number of 10 registrations is reached, seminars and courses will be launched.

Teachers and Tutors 

Professors of the University of Pisa teach at Iur.Ap’s courses and seminars. Selected researchers and teaching fellows in national and foreign universities can also be invited to teach in the courses and seminars. Experts and professionals (e.g., judges, economists, sociologists, civil servants) may be also invited to participate in Iur.Ap’s courses and seminars. The head of the Scientific Committee for the selection of the teaching staff is Fabio Merusi, lawyer and retired full professor of administrative law at the University of Pisa – Law School.