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Andrea graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Rome "Sapienza" in January 2018, discussing a thesis in Administrative Law on the new discipline of public contracts between competition and anti-corruption. 

During his undergraduate career he carried out a six-months forensic internship in the field of Corporate Criminal Law and, after winning a collaboration scholarship, he worked at the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Law. 

After graduation, he collaborated, as a Professor's assistant, at the chair of Administrative Law of the University of Rome "Sapienza" (a.y. 2017-2018).

In June 2019 he obtained magna cum laude the Postgraduate International Master's Diploma in Global Regulation of Markets (University of Rome "Sapienza" - Luiss "Guido Carli"), discussing a final dissertation in Competition Law on the interplay between Big Data and Antitrust.
In February 2020 he was selected to attend the ninth course of the School of Public Policies (italiadecide). His final paper was awarded by the examining Commission among the reports "worthy of particular mention".
As to his professional experiences, from April 2018 to November 2019 he was a legal intern at Avvocatura Generale dello Stato, where he mainly dealt with European Competition Law, State Aid discipline, Administrative Law and Constitutional Law. After that, he spent a research period at the library "Francesco Saja" of the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM).
His main research interests include Antitrust Law, Administrative Law, European Law and the interplay between Regulation and Competition.
His Ph.D proposal consists of an interdisciplinary and multilevel analysis of golden powers within the framework of the dialectic between State and Market and in the perspective of a further strengthening of European administrative integration. 



Federica graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Roma Tre in May 2018, discussing a thesis in Criminal Procedure Law on the victim’s role in the special rites and in the restorative justice model. 
During her university period she attended a summer school in Criminal Justice and Criminology at London School of Economics and she spent a semester of study in France, at the Université de Nantes, within the Erasmus project.
From September 2018 to March 2020 she was a legal intern at Avvocatura Generale dello Stato.
From February 2019 to August 2020 she made an internship at the Public Prosecutor's Office in the Anti-Violence Pool, specializing in crimes against women and vulnerable victims.
Her main research interests include criminal law, gender crime, theory of crime and punishment and the interplay between new technologies and criminal trial. 
Her Ph.D. proposal deals with the potential use of artificial intelligence and risk assessment tools in the criminal justice system. 




Chiara Scissa is Ph.D student in Law at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, DIRPOLIS Institute, in Pisa (Italy). Her Ph.D proposal deals with environmental migration and the different opportunities to find protection under EU asylum and criminal law. Moreover, she represents the Human Rights and Migrant Protection Focal Point at the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY). She holds a Master’s degree cum laude in International Cooperation and the Protection of Human Rights from the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum (Ravenna Campus), and also worked as Project Assistant at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Bologna (Forli Campus) for the implementation of EU-funded projects on sustainable development and migration. Previously, she was involved in the development of research projects on refugees' fundamental rights and forced migration issues in collaboration with the Global Campus of Human Rights and the University Milano-Bicocca. Her main research interests encompass the analysis of new drivers of forced migration, such as climate change and environmental crimes, and the feasibility to expand the multilevel system of international protection to address the current threats to people’s enjoyment of human rights.





Michela graduated in Law at the University of Siena and holds the European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Global Campus of Human Right. She was hosted as visiting student at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law, housed by the University of Helsinki, to carry out her thesis research on the civil society’s involvement in the construction of trans-national gas pipelines in the EU.
Currently, her main interests involve public international law and legal theory. Her PhD research proposal deals with the different definitions of “climate change” existing in the global legal scenario.


Gürkan graduated summa cum laude in Law from Goethe University in October 2020, with a thesis titled “Balancing Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments”. In this thesis, which is supervised by Prof. Miodrag Jovanovic, he argues that the formal competences of amendment and judicial powers could be balanced with each other in order to determine whether a proposed amendment amounts to an unconstitutional constitutional amendment. He completed his graduate studies at Goethe University thanks to the Jean Monnet Scholarship (2019-2020) funded by the EU for the furtherance of the Turkey’s integration to the EU.
He pursued his undergraduate studies at Ankara University between 2013 and 2018 while serving at the same time as a military officer in the Turkish Gendarmerie Command.  He is also a master’s student at Ankara University in the philosophy and sociology of department and writing his thesis under the supervision of Prof. Gülriz Uygur in which he is tracing the indefinite path of balancing beginning from the Prussian Administrative Court in the last quarter of 19thcentury to its most sophisticated version conceptualized by Robert Alexy. He has two main interest: constitutional law and legal theory. He aims at approaching the problems of constitutional law, EU law, or legal orders by using the conceptual tools developed by the legal theory. His Ph.D. research will dwell on the communicative and somehow conflictual relationships between different legal orders.