Training and Research Project

Integration, migration, transnational relationships. Governing inheritance statutes after the entry into force of EU succession regulations

France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, 01 October 2018 - 30 September 2020


The General Objective of the action is to contribute to a coherent application of Family & Successions Regulations through analytical and capacity building activities targeting legal practitioners.

The Specific Objectives of the action are:

1. Contribute to the reduction of social conflicts promoting an analysis of the impact of Migration to EU Family & Successions Law regarding:
(i) marriage laws stemming from other cultural traditions;
(ii) alien contractual schemes on Family Property;
(iii) discrimination connected to different degrees of recognition of family models;
(iv) non-judicial family break-ups;
(v) protection of weaker parties in family break-ups;
(vi) reconciling European Laws with religious dimensions of family in other cultural traditions.

2. Capacitate legal practitioners to handle issues linked to Migration to promote integration.

Planned activities:

(i) publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers and practical guidelines;
(ii) development of training content for sessions in presence and e-learning course on MOOC platform;
(iii) M&E and dissemination.

Partners: University of Florence, Italian Foundation of Notaries, Italian Association of Family Lawyers, De Gasperi Foundation, CNRS, Universities of Budapest, Valencia and Coimbra.

Target groups:

Direct beneficiaries: Notaries (40%), lawyers (30%), judges (10%), public officers (10%), academics (10%).
Indirect beneficiaries: EU citizens. In 2015, migrants to EU Member States were 4.7 million.

Expected results:

(i) uniform application of EU law;
(ii) professionals much more trained to handle family & successions issues connected to Migration;
(iii) avoiding discrimination;
(iv) reduction of social conflicts.


(i) Questionnaire and Assessment Report;
(ii) e-learning course;
(ii) a book, scientific papers and practical guidelines;
(iii) 2 seminars, 2 conferences;
(iv) project website;
(v) updated database;
(vi) evaluation reports;
(vii) EC reports.
"This website and its contents are produced with the financial support of the Justice Programme of the European Union. The website and the said contents are the sole responsibility of the project's implementing team and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission."