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Research lines

Economics, social development and innovation for people (EDISPE)

  • Sustainable management models based on people: because they are the cornerstone value in organisations, the ones who create, innovate, contribute and have the knowledge.
  • Social and solidarity economy for sustainable development: cooperatives, labour companies, labour insertion companies, social enterprises, their values and principles to grow in a balanced and cohesive way.
  • Innovation and social entrepreneurship: focused on social innovation and group entrepreneurship initiatives, based on the experiences of the European social movement.
  • Learning and service as a transformative teaching tool, aimed at fostering a civic, participatory and entrepreneurial spirit in the community, with special emphasis on youth

Changes in public power and transnational law

1- The changes in public power:

  • Multilevel public power. Fragmentation of Law. Judicial dialogue.
  • Economic constitution. Competition Law. Public intervention in economy.
  • Citizen participation. Accountability. Simplifying and improving management.

2- Transnational Law:

  • Regulatory processes and institutions of international trade.
  • Processes of unification of contract law in Europe.
  • Economic criminal law. New skills for new Jobs (Teaching innovation in Law).

European integration and patrimonial law

  • European Integration: study and evaluation of the political construction process in Europe from an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Patrimonial Law: Study of Law that regulates legal relations arising from economic activities from an interdisciplinary and multilevel perspective (national and international).

Cooperativism, taxation, labour relations and social protection (COFIFRELAPS)

  • Promoting cooperative practice in a context of severe crisis or economic internationalisation.
  • Proposals for the adjustment of tax policies to sustainable social and economic growth.
  • Analysis of administrative strategies for promoting, boosting and supporting citizens' participation in the management and provision of services of general interest.
  • Analysis of the adaptation of labour relations to 21st century needs.

Sociocultural challenges and human rights in a changing world

  • International migrations, integration and social cohesion.
  • Human rights, cultural diversity and identities.
  • Human rights, conflicts and humanitarian action

Inter-University chair in law and the human genome

  • Biolaw.
  • Personalised medicine and genetic counselling.
  • Assisted reproductive technology.
  • Biosecurity, bioterrorism, defence against biological, chemical, nuclear or radiological emergencies.
  • Processing of personal data concerning health and genetics.
  • Research with biological samples and biobanks.
  • Ethical and legal implications of rare diseases, in particular, interest in the right to cross-border healthcare and in the creation of expert networks.
  • Doping and sports medicine.
  • Identity conflicts arising from techno-genetics