Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Seeking post-doc fellow on LAW - Energy, Governance and Global Crisis

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    13/07/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Tarragona
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
    International Research Proposal Support Unit

Associate professor Endrius Cocciolo, established at the Department of Public Law, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA – IF) 2020 call. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from my group to write a successful proposal.

Ass. Prof. Endrius Cocciolo is member of the research group “Territory, Citizenship and Sustainability” and of The Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT).

The research group carries out its research by bringing together three main areas of interest: territory, citizenship and sustainability. Accordingly, the group develops different, cutting-edge, lines of research that explores the links of these fields of study: global public law, international law, environment and human rights; environmental law and geological transition; climate change, environmental justice and migration; new trends in administrative law; environmental crime; gender and emerging rights; smart cities; digital rights and democracy.

This call focuses on the challenges facing legal systems and regulatory trends emerging in the geological transition and governance of complex global crises. Our research consists of 4 pillars:

  • The role of public law in global socio-economic and ecological crises
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Critical legal theories, System theory and Public Law
  • Law and Anthropocene: towards Earth System Law


For the Marie Curie IF call of 2020, we are looking for postdoc(s) with experience in:

  • Energy and Climate Law and Policy: new frontiers and methodologies AND/OR
  • Energy Democracy and Just Energy Transition: socio-legal and technological challenges (special interest in blockchain applications) AND/OR
  • Critical views of Global Law and Governance in times of socio-ecological crisis


We are looking for talented and innovative young scientists, strongly committed to high quality frontier research and able to add new insights to the existing URV core expertise. Only candidates with an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in top-quality journals 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-IF 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 (09/09/2020), researchers:

  • Shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.
  • 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. Endrius Cocciolo”).

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.


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