Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-2022-PF Host in CEDAT - LAW - Energy transition

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    31/08/2022 14:30 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Tarragona
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
    Department of Public Law

Professor Jordi Jaria-Manzano, Serra Húnter Fellow at the Department of Public Law, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) and researcher at the Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT) is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF-2022) call. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from my group to write a successful proposal.

The CEDAT develops different cutting-edge lines of research in the domain of environmental law and policy, specifically related with justice, inclusion and resilience. One of the emerging lines of research in the centre is related with just energy transition, particularly regarding the governance, the community involvement and the inclusiveness of distributed energy networks, and its implications for democratic innovation. This research is linked to the building of societal strategies and legal tools for confronting planetary change in the context of the Anthropocene

The research proposed refers to the development of innovative democratic tools for governing local energy communities, aiming to provide inclusive energy systems and to avoid regulatory capture in the energy sector. Particularly, it would focus in gender issues, providing effective access to women in the decision processes relevant in the energy transition, without excluding to consider other vulnerable individual and communities. This democratic tools are envisaged in the context of an increasingly distributed energy system providing not only better inclusiveness but also more social resilience. It should to be developed with awareness of the implications on the theory of democracy and the constitutional framework of the democratic state, as well as emphasizing the importance of justice implications, particularly from the point of view of gender.

For the Marie Curie PD call of 2022, we are looking for postdoc(s) with experience in:

  • Theories of Democracy, particularly centred in inclusiveness and public participation


  • Democracy and Energy Transition


  • (Environmental & Climate & Energy) Justice, particularly aware of gender issues


  • Legal (particularly, constitutional) Implications of the Anthropocene Narrative


We are looking for innovative and open-minded young scientists, interested in developing ground-breaking legal and policy research, committed with environmental justice and social inclusiveness, and sensible to gender issues, as well and aware of the importance of energy model in the construction of social arrangements and the configuration of political institutions. Only candidates with an outstanding record of research achievements and relevant publications will be considered.

URV as Hosting Institution located at Scientific Campus of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) has all the technical and scientific facilities for carry out this project.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is well positioned both nationally and internationally due to the Excellence of its research and the commitment and internationally recognised staff. URV is made up of 12 Faculties and Schools, with 24 Departments, which welcome annually 11.400 undergraduate, 1.500 master and 1.200 PhD students (20% of them full time employees). In 2019, it was named World’s 78th Best Young University aged less than 50 years and 401-500 Best University in the World (by Times Higher Education World University Rankings), and 501-600 by Academic Ranking of world Universities. Being the within the top 10% universities in number and impact of its publications is a clear measure of the quality of the research we can offer to the future MSCA-PF fellows.

Testament to the quality of its research is the fact that URV is host for around 100 MSCA fellows, in different programmes (COFUND, ITN, IF), displaying a strong bond to the principles of the MSCA programme.


At the deadline for the submission of the proposals (14/09/2022), researchers:

  • Experienced Researchers: In possession of doctoral degree. At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years fulltime equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree and certified by appropriate documents.
  • Nationality: Any.
  • Mobility: The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals (a relaxed rule for CAR and RI).
  • Resubmissions: Proposals involving the same recruiting organisation (and for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships also the associated partner hosting the outgoing phase) and individual researcher submitted to the previous call of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships under Horizon Europe and having received a score of less than 70% should not be resubmitted the following year.
  • Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).


Researchers willing to apply should check that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and then send an expression of interest, consisting of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A summary presentation of their research proposal / A motivation letter

Expressions of interest must be submitted to uspir@urv.cat (Title of the e-mail “URV- MSCA - IF – Prof. Jordi Jaria-Manzano).

Proposals will be pre-selected on the basis of internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection a week after the deadline.

WEB of the research group: https://www.dret-public.urv.cat/en/territory-citizenship-and-sustainability-research-group-en/



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