PI_IS project aims at promoting the acquaintance of European Regulations in Family and Successions Law matters, fostering the dialogue between the academic world and the society. The object of the PI_IS’s modules will be cases involving the application of the  Regulations 650/2012, 1103/2016 and 1104/2016 having particular regard to emerging patrimonial issues and new form of digital wealth. 

In the current postmodern society also the right of family and
succession is pervaded by a renewed focus on private autonomy in the
light of the principle of subsidiarity.
The course concerns hot topics on Succession law and Family law with
particular regard to private autonomy in case of international
A specific module will be dedicated to “Patrimonial Issues in
International Succession Law” under the European Jean Monnet
Programme. PI_IS aims at promoting the acquaintance of Eu Regulations
in Family and Successions Law matters, fostering the dialogue between
the academia and the world of professionals. The object of the PI_IS’s
teaching modules will be cases involving the application of the
Regulations 650/2012, 1103/2016 and 1104/2016 having regard to
emerging patrimonial issues and new form of digital wealth.

PI_IS will improve innovative teaching tools: flipped teaching tools
using e-learning platform and legal clinics.
Professors of the University of Florence (UNIFI) (Eu Processual law,
Family Law, Private Law) and of other foreign Universities will be
The project builds on the results achieved so far by two projects
coordinated by Professor Landini GoInEU (Governing Inheritance
Statutes after the Entry into Force of EU Succession Regulation) and
GoInEUPlus, which deal with the study of the application of
Regulations 650/2012 and 1103-1104 / 2016: https://eventi.nservizi.it/evento.asp?evid=192;

PI_IS is therefore aimed at raising awareness on Eu Regulations among law students attending the last years of the degree program and professionals who can participate in seminars dedicated to them and also open to students who can thus come into contact with the world of professions, with innovative teaching tools.

The module will be included in the family and succession course held by Professor Landini, which already includes an English-language part of lessons and a dedicated platform in English for Erasmus students focused on the problems of international family and succession law.

PI_IS will improve innovative teaching tools: i) flipped teaching tools using the e.learning platform moodle; ii) legal clinic on mediation in international succession and family law matters.

The teaching offer of the University of Florence has been considered in order to avoid overlaps. Professors of unifi, who teach subject (European Processual law, Family Law, private law) will be involved in the seminars. The results will be communicated to the Jean Monnet Center of Eccellence of the University of Florence coordinated by Prof. Laura Leonardi. 

Background and rationale of the proposal.

After the entry into force of the Regulation No 650/2012 on Successions, it is now imperative to take into consideration its preliminary impact on EU Member States’ case-law and legal practice, paying particular attention to the meaning given in some countries to general clauses such as the public policy / order public clause, in order to foster the Regulation’s uniform and correct application considering the new challenges, linked to current societal changes like global migrations and new form of digital wealth.

The project builds on the results achieved so far by two projects coordinated by Sara Landini GoinEu (Governing Inheritance Statutes after the Entry into Force of EU Succession Regulation) and GoinEu Plus, which deal with the study of the application of Regulations 650/2012 and 1103-1104 / 2016 (see web sites https://eventi.nservizi.it/evento.asp?evid=192).

The results achieved so far show a lack of knowledge of these regulations by lawyers and notaries and a tendency for these professionals to solve problems through instruments in the form of private autonomy other than European rules. Therefore PI_IS will create an added value in term of: understanding the reasons of such lack of knowledge and proposing innovative teaching and dissemination tools to implement the acquaintance of Eu Law in Eu Member States Society. The lack of knowledge and application of Community law could also originate from particular practical difficulties that professionals encounter in their understanding and application. Any contraints in the application of community regulations highlighted by professionals during the seminars and dedicated forums on the website will be communicated to policy makers.


General Objective: contribute to correct and coherent application of Successions Regulation through analytical and capacity building activities targeting law students attending the last years of the degree program and legal professionals both lawyers and notaries.

Specific Objectives: i) the definition of public order according to Regulation 650 in case of migrant families models with different degrees of recognition in Member States; (ii) successions and families interested by foreing contractual schemes;  (iii) international successions interested by financial instruments; (iv) inheritance of digital goods including digital money; (v) real estate, different models of real estates tranfering in Eu Member States (vi) the value of the European Certificate of Succession; vii) the definition of habitual resident according to Regulation 650.


  • frontal classes;
  • development of training content for sessions in presence and e-learning course hosted on MOODLE platform;
  • development of legal clinics on mediation and alternative disputes solution in international succession and family law matters;
  • seminars dedicated to the above mentioned subjects and also open to students who can thus come into contact with the world of professions;
  • publication of peer-reviewed research & analysis papers and a volume.

Expected results

(i) uniform application of EU law fostered; (ii) EU citizens and migrants better informed of current implementation and trust their successions are recognized in Member States; (iii) contribution to study impact of migration, new emerging technologies and financial market on inheritance law and on family law.

Type and number of outputs to be produced

(i) questionnaire distributed to practitioners and students; (ii) training content for in presence training, e-learning course; (iii) published papers and volume; (iv) practical cases collected; (vi) project website; (vii) evaluation reports.