European platform for the access to personal and familial rights (EPAPFR)

Starting date
October 2, 2017
Duration (months)
24
Departments
Law
Managers or local contacts
Baruffi Maria Caterina
URL
http://cde.univr.it/index.php/progetti/epapfr
Keyword
International and European Family Law, cooperation, vulnerable people, migrations, platform between entities - practitioners - beneficiaries

The EPAPFR project (JUST-JCOO-CIVI-AG-2016-764214) derives from the partnership of the Department of Law of the University of Verona, represented by Prof Maria Caterina Baruffi (Full Professor of International Law), with the University Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), the International Social Service-Bulgaria, the University of Liege (Belgium), the “Association pour le droit des étrangers” (Belgium), the “Deutsches Institut für Jugendhilfe und Familienrecht” (Germany) and the association “Femmes Informations Juridiques Internationales Rhône-Alpes” (France), international coordinator of the project.
It stems from the assumption that vulnerable migrant people, such as women, unaccompanied children and refugees, need special protection when facing difficulties related to private international law issues on family matters. Therefore, the project's objective is two-fold. On the one hand, its aim is to deepen the study of the existing legal tools, in particular EU regulations and international conventions on family matters, as well as their application at a national level. On the other hand, it aims at encouraging and strengthening the cooperation between entities, bodies and practitioners that work in the legal field or in the social services. In particular, the focus is on enhancing the collaboration between institutional and associative entities, legal and medical practitioners, volunteers operating on Member States’ territory, and civil society in general, in order to better deal with actual issues of private international law on family matters. The ultimate goal consists in putting in contact services specialized in private international law, working closely with the end-users (persons concerned) in order to facilitate effective access to justice in the relevant field, to promote the training of professionals, to increase end-users’ awareness, to encourage exchange of experiences and good practices between institutional actors coming from different Member States.
Among the project activities, the realisation of a questionnaire is envisaged, whose dissemination is supported by the establishment of technical committees at national level (and for Italy, the European Documentation Centre of Verona contributes to the dissemination). In addition, the members of the technical committees (e.g. academics, lawyers and legal practitioners, social services staff), organised into working groups, are invited to discuss, exchange views, comment and raise questions on the respective topics.

Sponsors:

Funds: assigned and managed by an external body

Project participants

Maria Caterina Baruffi
Full Professor
Alessandra Cordiano
Associate Professor
Diletta Danieli
Research Scholarship Holders
Caterina Fratea
Associate Professor
Cinzia Peraro
Research Scholarship Holders
Isolde Quadranti
Technical-administrative staff

Collaboratori esterni

Sandra Winkler
University of Rijeka
Marina Caliaro
Servizio Stato Civile, Padova
Alessia Beghini
Foro di Verona, ONDIF – Osservatorio Nazionale sul Diritto di Famiglia Avvocato
Giuliana Castelletti
Foro di Verona, AIAF – Associazione Italiana degli Avvocati per la Famiglia e per i Minori Avvocato
Sabrina De Santi
Foro di Verona, AIAF – Associazione Italiana degli Avvocati per la Famiglia e per i Minori Avvocato
Michela Fugaro
Foro di Verona, ONDIF – Osservatorio Nazionale sul Diritto di Famiglia Avvocato
Maria Rita La Lumia
Foro di Verona, CAMMINO – Camera Nazionale Avvocati per la persona, le relazioni familiari e i minorenni Avvocato
Maria Rinaldi
Foro di Verona, AIAF – Associazione Italiana degli Avvocati per la Famiglia e per i Minori Avvocato
Manola Russo
Foro di Verona, ASGI – Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione Avvocato
Stefania Congia
Ministero del Lavoro, DG Immigrazione
Renzo Calvigioni
Esperto in rappresentanza di ANUSCA – Associazione Nazionale Ufficiali di Stato Civile e d’Anagrafe
Giovanni Di Dio
Ministero del Lavoro, DG Immigrazione
Serena Giorgetti
Assistente sociale presso Azienda ULSS9 – Verona
Maria Teresa Magosso
Servizio Stato Civile, Padova
Research areas involved in the project
Family Law
Private international Law

Activities

Research facilities