University Course

The course on ‘Harmonization of European and Latin-American Consumer Law’ was possible thanks to a grant from the Jean Monnet Action, Call for Proposals ref. EAC/A04/2015.

The undergraduate students as well as PhD students and those attending Master courses of the Department of Legal, Historical, Economic and Social Sciences of the “Magna Graecia” University may opt or attend for academic years 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 a new course of free choice.
Any student undertaking an Erasmus study programme, or the Exchange students, may attend the HELACOL course. In order to attend the course, students from other Departments/Universities shall send an email to Sabrina Lanni,

The teaching programme will be articulated into 5 units (45 teaching hours) and will be articulated in lectures and seminars by the module leader and the teaching staff.
The lectures will focus on: consumer law in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and in EU law; ‘integration’, ‘harmonization’, ‘unification’ of civil law and their impact on consumer law; projects of harmonization of European civil law and their influence on the consumer law; new civil codes and new consumer codes; the impact of the European directives on national consumer law and the offers of a specific advice on consumer issues in the different EU countries; the circulation of the European model of harmonization of consumer’s rights in Mercosur and other Latin-America’s integration process; the consumer EU law and the working-project on the consumer LA law with reference to the Principles of Latin-American Contract Law.

With reference to the academic year 2016/2017, the course will be held in the second semester (from March to May) and will begin on March 6, 2016.

The course will be held in Italian. Erasmus students may ask for a programme in English or Spanish.

A.A. 2016/2017 Orario corso Jean Monnet Armonizzazione del diritto dei consumatori in Europa e in America Latina

A.A. 2017/2018 Orario corso Jean Monnet Armonizzazione del diritto dei consumatori in Europa e in America Latina


Anna Maria Abbruzzese

Federica Boldrini


The module leader no longer works in the UMG; the Jean Monnet HELACOL didactic activities ended on 1st May 2018.