Teaching & Training

Management solutions and best practices for European Sharing Cities

Timing:

  • 1st edition: 1st year, 2nd semester (January – June 2020: 5h, one day)
  • 2nd edition: 2nd year, 2nd semester (January – June 2021: 5h, one day)
  • 3rd edition: 3rd year, 2nd semester (January – June 2022: 5h, one day)

Typology: Seminar; continuing education and training activities (Masters module).

Person/team in charge: Giorgia Pavani (University of Bologna).

Brief description: The training course will offer a concrete support to the public administrator to elaborate new policies and regulatory measures within a new normative framework as well as to Public Officers to follow good practices, in a multinational dimension. The training course will be organized by the University of Bologna within the “City Management” Master, I° Level as a didactic module. Because of the similar form of organization of the governance of the municipalities in Italy and in Spain, the didactic module will be made available for a group of Spanish public officers to compare practices, normative solutions, etc.

Target groups: Public Officers of Region, Metropolitan Cities, Provinces, Municipalities. 30 Public Officers in Italy and, only for the 3rd edition, 15 Public Officers in Spain.

MOOC on the Regulation of the Sharing Economy

Timing:

  • 1st edition: 2nd year, 1st semester (July – December 2020), 180h.
  • 2nd edition: 3rd year, 1st semester (July – December 2021), 180h.

Typology: Workshop.

Person/team in charge: Andrés Boix and Adrián Todolí (University of Valencia).

Brief description: The main general teaching action designed within the network will be the offer of a MOOC on every legal aspect of the Sharing Economy, with a special focus on the different regulatory challenges both at the European level (most of them closely related to inequality issues) and within the scope of Member States’ legislations.

The course will be offered in English as a complete post-graduate degree, but from this main course of 180 hours we will be also able to select specific parts and to offer as open and free-access MOOC courses on specific topics.

Target groups: Academics, students and public officers. 50+ students per edition.

Sharing Mobility and Social Inequalities

Timing: 2nd year, 1st semester (July – December 2020: 8 hours, two days)

Typology: Seminar.

Person/team in charge: Guido Smorto (University of Palermo).

Brief description: Training course aimed at exploring the linkages between sharing mobility and social inequalities, providing participants with knowledge and tools to promote social inclusion by means of sharing mobility activities. The objective is to raise participants’ awareness on the state of the art in the field of sharing mobility systems; to enhance participants’ knowledge on the potential of sharing mobility systems for contrasting social inequalities and to create skills to imagine and design sharing mobility solutions to contrast social inequalities at the urban level.

Target groups: People working in non-profit organisations and NGOs as well as University students. 20 students.

Lessons from analysing the international experiences in regulation and competition of traditional taxi and rail-hailing platform services

Timing:

  • 1st edition: 2nd year, 1st semester (July – December 2020: 6h, one day)
  • 2nd edition: 3rd year, 1st semester (July – December 2021: 6h, one day)

Typology: Seminar (Masters/postgraduate/doctoral studies).

Person/team in charge: Joan-Ramon Borrell (University of Barcelona).

Brief description: One-day lecture series with invited professors and/or consultants that have analysed international experiences in regulation and competition of traditional taxi services and rail-hailing platform service. The lectures will offer synthetically the lessons from evidence-based policy analysis, and will provide evidence-based policy recommendations.

Target groups: Mainly masters and doctoral students. 25 students per edition.

Share means Fair: Legal Design Seminar

Timing: 2nd year, 2nd semester (January – June 2021: 13,5h, two days)

Typology: Lecture; Seminar; Continuing education and training activities.

Person/team in charge: Rossana Ducato (Catholic University of Louvain).

Brief description: The Legal Design workshop “Share means fair” is a tailor-made course of 2 days, which aims at providing a deeper understanding of the discrimination issues in the sharing economy, by combining frontal lessons with practical training sessions and the adoption of the innovative methodology of Legal Design. The latter is a novel approach, based on problem-solving and active learning that has proven to be successful and engaging for the study of complex legal problems. The UCLouvain team will build on its experience gained with the Jean Monnet Module “European IT Law by Design”, where legal design is the core didactic tool.

Target groups: Start-ups and small-medium enterprises running a sharing economy business in Belgium, representatives of consumer associations and NGOs (e.g., EDRI), and University students. 25 students.

Summer School on the Challenges of the Regulation of the Sharing Economy

Timing: 2nd year, 2nd semester (January – June 2021: 25 hours, four days)

Typology: Lecture; Seminar; Continuing education and training activities (Summer school).

Person/team in charge: Andrés Boix and Gabriel Doménech (University of Valencia).

Brief description: The Summer School on the Challenges of the Regulation of the Sharing Economy is designed as a four-day international conference aimed at European young scholars, PhD candidates and students from European Universities, in particular from the Universities that are part of the SHINE Network. The main goal of the Summer School is to offer a broad and complete understanding of the problems and challenges posed by the emergence of the sharing economy, throughout formal lessons on the subject, the explanation of regulatory alternatives and training sessions with problem-solving and active learning.

Target groups: Students, PhD candidates and young scholars from European Universities. 25 students.