Description and objectives

The thematic section is managed by the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence “Rights and Science” – Department of Experimental Medicine of the University of Perugia. The Center of Excellence is recognized and funded by the EACEA-European Union under the Jean Monnet action.

The Center of Excellence “Rights and Science” brings together jurists, economists and other social scientists, in Europe and other continents, dealing with the legal, ethical, economic and social aspects of scientific research, innovation and technology.

Areas of interest

  • Biolaw;
  • Privacy and protection of fundamental rights in research and technology;
  • Biodiversity and environmental protection;
  • Responsibility of researchers;
  • Public and private contracts for research and innovation;
  • Intellectual property and technology transfer;
  • Administrative aspects of programs financed by the European Union and other international and national donors.

Composition of the Section


Roberto Cippitani
t. +39.348 3310855; +39.075 585 8016
Piazzale Severi, Edificio A, Piano 8, Polo Biomedico, Sant’Andrea delle Fratte (Perugia)


  • Valentina Colcelli (CNR, IFAC)

International scientific collaborations:

  • Escuela Libre de Derecho;
  • Instituto Italo-Latinoamericano;
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus de Ciudad de México;
  • Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid;
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California;
  • Universidad Autiónoma de Querétaro;
  • University of Bournemouth;
  • University of Brighton;
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires;
  • Universidad de la Frontera, Chile;
  • University of Malta;
  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia;
  • Universidad del Norte, Colombia;
  • Universität Regensburg.


Research projects:

  • On-going Grants
Project Title Funding source Period
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Rights and Science ”Erasmus + Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence 01/09/2015-31/08/2018
(Research in placemaking for alternative narratives)
MSC – Rise Horizon 2020 1/1/2017-31/12/2021
(Status within European Union Law)
Eramus + Jean Monnet Project 1/9/2016-31/8/2018
(“Bioresources For Oliviculture”)
MSC – Rise Horizon 2020 01/02/2015-31/01/2019
E2mC Horizon 2020. call EO-3-2016 Evolution of Copernicus service – REA Contract n. 730082 01/11/2016-31/01/2019
(Dissecting to hit the therapeutic targets in nucleophosmin (NPM1)-mutated acute myeloid leukemia) n. 725725
ERC – Consolidator Grant – Horizon 2020 01/04/2017-31/03/2021
(Improving therapy of NPM1-mutated AML) n. 740230
ERC – Advanced Grant – Horizon 2020 01/09/2017-31/08/2021
  • Concluded Grants


Project Title Funding source Period
Individual Rights and Regional Integration (IR&RI) Jean Monnet Project of Research (LLP) 01/09/2012-31/08/2013
Jean Monnet Chair “teKla”
(The European Knowledge Legal Area)
Jean Monnet Chair (LLP) 01/09/2011-31/08/2014
(Instruments of private law as incentives of regional process in European Union )
Jean Monnet Module (LLP) 01/09/2013-31/08/2016
El interés superior del niño
(como derecho, principio y regla de procedimiento: la adaptación del derecho español y europeo: análisis de jurisprudencia (The Best Interest of the Child as Right, Principle and Procedural Rules: the Adaptation of Spanish and European Law: Analysis of Jurisprudence)
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad – Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación – España 2013-2016
“Creation of an extended ecological production by women handicraft cooperatives in the Kyrgyz Republic and in the Republic of Tajikistan and a sustainable marketing development in countries of Central Asia, Asia and Europe”
EuropeAid Development Cooperation Instrument. Sub-programme: Central Asia Invest Programme III – Ref. Grant Contract No. DCI – ASIE/2013/315 – 315”. 01/02/2014-31/12/2015
FUNMETA FP7 (ERC-Advanced Grant) 01/04/2011-31/03/2016
ALL-FUN FP7 (Collaborative Project) 01/12/2010-21/12/2013
PRI-SCI-NET FP7 (Collaborative Project) 01/12/2012-30/11/2016
(Participative Research labOratory for Multimedia and Multilingual Information Systems Evaluation)
FP7 (Network for Excellence) – GA 258191 31/05/2010-30/04/2015
A path for the production of energy from renewable sources according to the model of the remote exchange” European Regional Development Fund (Region of Umbria) 2007/2013 2012/2013
ESPRIT European Spirit Challenge in School Education LifeLongProgramme (530078–LLP-2012-ITAJM- ICS) 01/09/2012-31/10/2013
DOCENT LifeLongProgramme 01/10/2009-31/09/2011
PAMIR – Plans, Actions and Measures for International Relations Tempus 01/11/2006-31/10/2008
Enlargement of European Union and SMEs Jean Monnet Research Project 01/09/2002-31/08/2003
Culture of the European Integration Jean Monnet Module 001/09/2001-31/08/2004

Training (summer schools, seminars, courses in the fields of interest of the Section);

Organization of science and technology-related events.