On April 15th and 16th, 2021, the University of Catania Law Department will host the European Society of International Law's annual Research Forum. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 ESIL Research Forum and IG pre-conference workshops will be held in remote mode only. All participants attending the ESIL Research Forum and IG pre-conference workshops must register here before 8 April 2021 and will receive the link via e-mail in due course.

The Research Forum's main event will start on the afternoon of April 15th and will run until the evening of April 16th.

Pre-conference workshops organised by the following ESIL Interest Groups will take place in the morning of April 15th:

  • The EU as a Global Actor: The EU's global role with respect to the principle of solidarity under international law: a quest for normativity? 

  • International Economic Law: The Value of Solidarity in International Economic Law  

  • Peace and Security: The Question of Solidarity in Peace and Security 

  • International Environmental Law: Solidarity in the Context of Natural Resources Management  

  • Migration and Refugee Law: Understanding solidarity under international and EU refugee law: between a rock and a hard place? 

  • History of International Law: The Founding of Solidarity in the International Community  

  • International Law of Culture: Searching Solidarity for Fighting against Cultural Exclusion towards Migrants and Refugees in Europe in Times of Populism