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Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

REFERENCE: 564476-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB_EUPADRATITLE: Master in Parliamentary Procedure and Legislative Drafting, EUPADRAObjectiveThe Master in Parliamentary Procedure and Legislative Drafting (EUPADRA) represents the first learning mobility project that allows the study of parliamentary procedures and legislative drafting in three different European capitals, seats of national parliaments and meeting points of private actors and NGOs working in the sector of parliamentary affairs. Course durationTwo years (120 ECTS credits).Brief descriptionThe EMJMD EUPADRA is the result of a common programme developed by three highly specialized academic institutions sharing the same multidisciplinary, comparative and European approach to the study and advanced teaching of parliamentary procedures and legal drafting: the Centre for Parliamentary Studies (CESP) and the School of Government (SoG) at LUISS Guido Carli of Rome, which coordinate research activities and editorial initiatives in the field of parliamentary studies; the Parliamentary Law Institute of the Madrid Complutense University, which has a broad experience in the academic training of graduates in the sectors of parliamentary, constitutional and electoral law; and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) of London, which is a reference point in the field of legal drafting as confirmed by the success of the LLM in Advanced Legislative Drafting.The EMJMD is composed of 3 consecutive modules each of them granting 30 ECTS credits: the first module, “The 'shape' of parliaments in European constitutional democracies”, at LUISS Guido Carli, introduces students to an understanding of the role and position of parliaments through the contribution of different disciplines: history, constitutional law, European studies, political science, etc. The second module, “Parliamentary procedures”, at Madrid Complutense University, analyses more specifically dynamic aspects concerning the functioning of parliaments such as parliamentary procedures. The third module, “Parliamentary Legal Drafting”, at the IALS, University of London, will deal with the general principles of the law-making process and the subsequent phases of implementation, interpretation and monitoring of legislation also in a comparative perspective. Moreover, students will complete the joint master with an internship, project work and a final master’s thesis. Career prospectsEvery module of the master includes a guest professional seminar series with the involvement of experts who will be invited to present their career and professional path to participants in order to provide mentorship. The strong interaction between scholars and eminent non-academic experts in parliamentary affairs, as shown also by the list of associated partners and supporters, is a key element in the overall structure of EUPADRA.An international experienceWhile other masters in legislative studies adopt either a national or a European focus, EUPADRA is based on an understanding of the parliamentary decision-making process as a “compound” and “euro-national” process made of national and European elements interacting with each other. In other words, by exploring the interconnections between the national and the supranational context, EUPADRA offers an overview of the combination between the trend to “Europeanise” national parliaments and the parliamentary dynamics of the European Union (as well as other regional supranational organisations).DiplomaStudents successfully completing the program will receive a Master of Arts in Parliamentary Procedure and Legislative Drafting jointly awarded by the three institutions. In addition, each student will receive a European Diploma Supplement containing the details of the course.The MA degree will be recognized by the appropriate bodies in Italy, Spain, and the UK.Website
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