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CALESA (Capacity Building for Legal and Social Advancement in the Philippines) 


UCD Sutherland School of Law New Major Collaborative Project with Spain and The Philippines

UCD Sutherland School of Law is proud to be part of a new international project with partners in Spain and the Philippines. CALESA (Capacity Building for Legal and Social Advancement in the Philippines) is an EU-funded Erasmus + Capacity Building project in the field of Higher Education. The key CALESA objective is that the Philippines’ leading law schools adopt curricular innovations that are focused on research, multilingualism, human rights and the rule of law, regional integration and comparative law in a manner that is consistent with the Bologna process in order to facilitate portability with EU universities. UCD Sutherland School of Law is one of four European partners that will collaborate with institutions in the Philippines, including the Philippine Judicial Academy. The project is led by Professor José Torres, University of Malaga, Spain.

Associate Professor Richard Collins and Associate Professor Marie-Luce Paris will be contributing to training in the areas of public international law, the law of the sea and regional human rights. The overall funding available for the project is €999,665. Richard and Marie-Luce have been awarded €83,354 by the Education Audio-visual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the EU as co-PIs of the project in UCD.

Welcoming this new collaboration, the Dean of Law said that: ‘The Sutherland School, as a common law School of Law in the EU is committed to the transformative potential of law for society and welcomes this new initiative.’

The CALESA website can be accessed here.


UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.