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Florence School of Transnational Governance

International Maritime and Environment Agreements: cooperation, leadership and negotiation

Programme Start Date



16, 19, 26 May and 8, 9 June 2023

Delivery mode





1.100 €

Discount options available

See the fees section

Application Deadline

02/05/2023 - 23:59 CEST

Past training, registrations closed.

Programme Description

There are several legal instruments designed to regulate and promote cooperation in the maritime industry and addressing environmental issues in the maritime sector. These agreements bring together countries, organisations, and stakeholders from different regions and backgrounds to negotiate and establish common standards, best practices, and solutions for a wide range of issues.

This executive training programme follows the cycle of international agreements: from the drafting stage, promulgation, national implementation, and peaceful dispute resolution through mediation, conciliation, and arbitration, focusing on the fields of environmental and maritime cooperation.

Participants will gain insights into:

  • The development of environmental and maritime international agreements through research and consultation, drafting stages, emergence and context of agreements, preparing for negotiations, country alliances, and coalitions in negotiations;
  • Cooperation through the multidisciplinary lenses of evolutionary theory, Darwinism, game theory, and complexity theory identify mechanisms of cooperation that are stable, self-correcting, and adaptive, creating stable and sustainable scenarios of cooperation;
  • Peaceful settlement of international disputes mechanisms provided for in international law for the peaceful settlement of environmental and maritime disputes, including judicial methods, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration;
  • Effective leadership, envisioning and engaging, decision making, power and influence, leading teams, driving change, mastering complexity, and practical skills development in leadership;
  • Negotiation framework including resolving differences, minimising conflict, securing maximum value, managing bias and perspective, engaging with stakeholders, developing analytical tools and interpersonal techniques for dealing effectively with different bargaining styles and tactics as well as practical skills in negotiation.

This executive training course is organised in collaboration with the International Maritime Law Institute.

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Learning methods

  • Interactive sessions and discussions with the instructors;
  • Overview of international agreements;
  • Review of case

Learning outcomes

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply the process of promulgation of policies and international agreements;
  • Critically assess the evolution of cooperation in international environments;
  • Create stable scenarios of cooperation, mediation, and dispute resolution;
  • Identify the various mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of disputes;
  • Apply leadership and negotiation theory in real scenarios;
  • Lead and negotiate in the design, delivery, and implementation of agreements.

Who should attend

  • Policymakers, legal practitioners, and regulators in the environmental and maritime sectors;
  • Environmental and maritime practitioners, national administration officers, foreign Relations experts, academics, economists, and lawyers;
  • Postgraduate students who wish to pursue a career in the field.

Information for applicants

  • The training course will be held online on 16, 19, 26 May and 8, 9 June 2023.
  • The programme comprises 11 hours.
  • The programme will be hosted on the ZOOM Platform.
  • Participants will be enrolled in the EUI’s virtual learning environment (Brightspace) to access the course materials.
  • Accepted participants that successfully complete the training course will receive a certificate of attendance from the EUI School of Transnational Governance.


  • Portrait picture of Kalypso Nicolaidis

    Kalypso Nicolaidis

    Full-time Professor

    Florence School of Transnational Governance

  • Portrait picture of Georgios Papakonstantinou

    Georgios Papakonstantinou

    Full-time Professor

    Florence School of Transnational Governance

    Dean of Executive Education

    Office of the Dean of Executive Education

  • Norman Martínez Gutiérrez


    International Maritime Law Institute, International Maritime Organization

  • Portrait picture of Alain Lempereur

    Alain Lempereur

    Full-time Professor

    Florence School of Transnational Governance

  • Portrait picture of Emma Lees

    Emma Lees

    Full-time Professor

    Florence School of Transnational Governance

  • Portrait picture of Tanya Sammut-Bonnici

    Tanya Sammut-Bonnici


    University of Malta

  • Portrait picture of Elda Belja

    Elda Belja

    Senior Lecturer

    International Maritime Law Institute, International Maritime Organization


Fee 1.100 €

Early bird and groups 990 € [ -10%]

Affiliation price 935 € [ -15%]

Early bird and groups

Early bird discount (10%) is applicable for registrations by 13 March 2023 - 23:59 CET.
The same discount is applicable for groups (more than three people).

Affiliation price

The affiliation discount (15%) applies for NGO staff, national civil servants and EU officials (from EU institutions and bodies), international organisations, as well as EUI alumni, and former paying participants of STG courses.

We encourage early registrations for this course as places are given on a rolling basis. 

More information about the cancellation policy applicable to this course.


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