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Summer School on “Algorithmic State, Market and Society”, 13-17 July 2020, University of Florence, Italy

Publish Date: Feb 02, 2020

Deadline: Apr 01, 2020

Event Dates: from Jul 13, 2020 12:00 to Jul 17, 2020 12:00

Summer School on “Algorithmic State, Market and Society”


The First Edition of the Summer School on “Algorithmic State, Market and Society”(FLOS) will be held in Florence on 13-17 July 2020.

The one-week programme focuses on cutting-edge issues in the field of law and technology focusing especially on automated technologies.

This initiative aims to create a multi-stakeholder environment made of scholars, practitioners, students and experts in the field of law, technology and economics.

The idea of FLOS has been conceived within the framework of the research group on “Algorithmic State, Market and Society” which has been launched during the inaugural conference on “Constitutional Challenges in the Algorithmic Society” held at the University of Florence and European University Institute in May 2019.

FLOS aims to give rigorous and comprehensive training in a wide variety of topics on law and algorithms thanks to the collaboration of distinguished scholars and participants. It embraces law, technology and policy and it is open to policy makers, practitioners, judges, scholars and students. 

Each day is made of four sessions of one hour and half. Each session deals with different issues in the field of law and algorithms and aims to create the environment for questions and discussions between participants.

FLOS is jointly hosted by the University of Florence (Italy), the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), and Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). 

FLOS is coordinated by professors Oreste Pollicino, Giovanni Sartor and Andrea Simoncini and scientifically organised by Erik Longo and Giovanni De Gregorio.


FLOS is a one-week program dealing with the ground-breaking legal challenges of new automated technologies.

This initiative is generally open to whoever is interested in law and technology. Scholars, practictioners and students are encouraged to apply.

To apply to FLOS, candidates should submit their application providing:

Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Applications are accepted until Friday April 10 by filling this module.

Please submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded your CV and cover letter. Incomplete application will not be taken into consideration.

All classes are in English and participants therefore need to have a strong command of English. No language certificate is required.

Applicants of all nationalities are eligible.

Candidates’ applications will be evaluated by Monday April 20. Admitted candidates will receive an acceptance email with further information about next steps.

The maximum number of participants is 40; we will create a reserve list and notify reserve list students if places open up after our initial admission of candidates. 

Tuition fee 

Selected candidates will receive a link to register online and pay the tuition fee.

The fee for participating in FLOS is 700 euro. For those who apply within Monday 2 March the tuition fee is 580 euros.

The tuition fee includes materials, lunches, coffee breaks, the first-day reception and the social dinner. 


A very limited number of scholarship covering tuition fee are available. To apply for scholarship, candidates should submit an unpublished research paper no longer than 8000 words (including footnotes) concerning the topics of the summer school.

The organising and scientific committee will evaluate this work. The submission of the paper does not automatically ensure the award of the scholarship.

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