CRIO

About 

The Centre of Research on International Organizations (CRIO)  is an initiative promoted by the International Law Chair at the University of Catania Law School designed to  offer to Law & Social Sciences students and young lawyers & scholars a focused insight into the world of International Institutions and Transnational Civil Society.

Focusing on an interdisciplinary approach, The CRIO Initiative aims at promoting research and academic events,  such as workshops and seminars, teaching and training programs in an interactive environment, working as a venue for international meetings, and sessions.

The Initiative promotes independent Studies, Research and Review Papers, devoting special attention to international and transnational issues and to actors operating in the broad Mediterranean area. CRIO is also deeply engaged in studying and researching on Dispute Resolution Facilities and is currently working on a project of a Mediterranean Dispute Resolution Facility (CRIO MED-DRF), as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) device.

The CRIO Initiative also supports the creation of the CRIO WORKSHOP, a project-based learning, sponsored by the International Law Chair, in cooperation with the International Law Students Association at Catania University.

  • The CRIO Workshop

The CRIO Workshop aims at introducing students to alternative methods of learning of International and EU Law through peer to peer education, cooperative learning, mastery learning and mooting.

The CRIO Workshop is engaged in building up a new generation of young scholars with an international outlook, sponsoring seminar series, conferences, moot court competitions and students’ journal initiatives, such as CRIO PAPERS.  

Through the use of alternative methods of obtaining and sharing information other than traditional didactic curricula, CRIO Workshop inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of International and EU Law, simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills.  

The CRIO Workshop's purpose is also to provide a student-led forum for developing knowledge, sharing experiences, and promoting career opportunities within the field of international and EU Law at the University of Catania School of Law. 
It endeavors to work closely with  local, national and international institutions and organizations, both public and private, to provide meaningful opportunities for learning, project-based research, and career assistance to students within the Law School. Acting in close cooperation with the International Law Students Association (ILSA), Catania Chapter, the CRIO Workshop is working towards deepening the alumni-student network to learn about career opportunities in international law and international affairs. CRIO provides students with monthly meeting points support as well as with online database resources allowing students to navigate job placements more easily and to get in contact with potential recruiters.
We encourage all students to attend CRIO-sponsored events and conferences and to come up to meet with a member of our board for more information about how to get involved!

2016-2017 CRIO Board Members:
Co-Chairs: Dr. Giuliana Quattrocchi and Dr. Maria Pappalardo
Events' Committee:  Elena Caruso, Claudia Cinnirella, Giulia Cristiano, Giorgia Lo Tauro, Giovanna Profeta
Careers Committee: Giuliana Quattrocchi, Maria Pappalardo,

2016-2017 CRIO Students’ Team: Emiliano Bellia, Salvatore Bombello, Ginevra Bonafede, Roberta Brancato, Marcella Catanzaro, Giuseppe Corsaro, Giulia Cristiano, Giuliana Cristauro, Marco Fisicaro, Alessio Grancagnolo, Noemi Recupero, Claudia Fiorella Santonocito, Sergio Vittorio Scuderi

2016-2017 CRIO Faculty Advisory Committee: Rosario Sapienza, Pasquale Pirrone, Adriana Di Stefano, Elisabetta Mottese