Erasmus Multilateral Project AMELIE
"Advanced Master Programme of the European Academy of Legal Theory in European Legal Culture and Jurisprudence"

In order to establish a new European Joint Master's Course in Legal Theory under the roof of the European Academy of Legal Theory (EALT)  the AMELIE project consortium was established in 2010. It prepared and submitted a project application for the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus Multilateral Projects - Curriculum Development). The application has been successful and selected for EU funding in summer 2011. The AMELIE project ("Advanced Master Programme of the European Academy of Legal Theory in European Legal Culture and Jurisprudence") was presented to a wider academic public during the IVR World Congress at the University of Frankfurt/Main in August 2011 and was operating from 01 October 2011 to 31 December 2013.

During 27 project month, the structure, content, and legal framework of the new LL.M. curriculum with several (optional) mobility windows and dual and/or multiple degree tracks was developed and tested. The curriculum prototype and single testing modules (Academy Short Courses) were offered during pilot years in 2012/13 (at the University of Vienna)  and in 2013/14 (in cooperation with the Master 2 Recherche "Droit Public Comparé Européen" at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in French language). These development and testing phases within and beyond the AMELIE Erasmus MP are followed by the implementation of the final curriculum at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main from the academic year 2014/15 onwards.

For detailed information on the preparatory AMELIE project and for programme details and application information on the intake for the next academic year follow the links in the link-box on the right.

The AMELIE project consortium was composed by the following partner institutions:

  • AEETD - European Academy of Legal Theory Brussels
  • OTY Startel Kft. Budapest
  • IVR Germany
  • University of Vienna (project coordinator)
  • Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
  • University of Lucerne
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Jagiellonian University Cracow
  • Stockholm University
  • Freie Universität Berlin

Additional associated partners contributed to the AMELIE project:

  • European University Institute Florence
  • Sciences-Po Paris
  • Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • University of Palermo
  • University of Bologna
  • Masaryk University Brno
  • City University Hong Kong
  • "Globalisation and Legal Theory" Collaborative PhD Programme (Universities of Antwerp, Glasgow, and Tilburg)
  • Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History Frankfurt
  • Hans-Kelsen-Institute Vienna (HKI)
  • International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR)
  • Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (IACPIL)
  • Central and Eastern European Forum of Legal, Political and Social Theorists


AMELIE Ex Ante-Needs Analysis:

In preparation of the Erasmus Multilateral Project Application, EALT has carried out an ex ante-needs analysis for the AMELIE consortium in 2010/11. The analysis was meant to establish an evidence basis for the current needs in the development of a legal theory master program at the partner univertsities. The results of the analysis formed part of the project application and are available here:

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