E-training on EU Family Property Regimes

The MOOC is part of the project “E-training on EU Family Property Regimes”, or shortly EU-FamPro. It was designed taking into account a large number of cross-border couples in the EU  that need legal certainty and predictability concerning their rights and obligations in cross-border situations. These principles can be guaranteed only if legal professionals advising or deciding on these matters have the competencies and skills to apply the EU legislation, including Regulation 2016/1103 and Regulation 2016/1104, often jointly referred to as the Twin Regulations. Therefore, the role of lawyers, notaries, mediators and judges is pivotal in facilitating and increasing the application of these EU private international family law instruments. However, the lack of specific and up-to-date training could be an obstacle to this task. 

Important Notice : Registration and Certificate Emission

Certificates will NOT be issued by EduOpen (support will not be able to provide guidance on this), for this reason it is recommended to refer to the guidance in the course and the course managers. Courseware do not issue certificates.
For questions of clarification and didactics refer to course managers.

- For organisational reasons, registration to the MOOC will close on 9 March 2023.

- The MOOC does not automatically emit a Certificate of Completion. Certificates will NOT be issued by EduOpen (support will not be able to provide guidance on this). Only legal professionals who participate in the course and are eligible for a certificate, can obtain it by submitting the declaration form available upon completion at the end of the course.

NOTICE OF ACCREDITATION from CNF, the highest institution of the Italian legal profession:

(ita) Il corso ha ricevuto l'accreditamento da parte del Consiglio Nazionale Forense (IT) nella misura di n. 20 crediti formativi.

The organisations that have developed the MOOC

The EU-FamPro project is implemented by the following  academic and research institutions from five  European Union Member States:

•    University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law (Sveučilište u Rijeci, Pravni fakultet), Croatia;

•    University of Camerino (Università degli Studi di Camerino), Italy;

•   Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences (Lietuvos socialinių mokslų centro Teisės institutas), Lithuania;

•   University of Ljubljana (Univerza v Ljubljani), Slovenia;

•   University of Almeria (Universidad de Almeria), Spain.


E-Training on EU Family Property Regimes - EU-FamPRO - N. 101008404— JUST-AG-2020 /JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2020 was funded by the European Union's Justice Programme 2014-2020.

Attendance and Credentials



Social Science

Training hours




Course Mode

Self Paced




5 weeks



Course Status

Self Pacement

Enrollments Start

Oct 31, 2022

Course Opens

Nov 15, 2022

Course Closes

Oct 14, 2023
This MOOC intends to: 

  • offer accessible and up-to-date materials concerning the Twin Regulations;
  • contribute to an effective application of EU family law;
  • create a cross-border network of EU legal professionals specialised in the Twin Regulations and foster their cooperation.

The MOOC is aimed at legal professionals, in particular lawyers, judges, mediators, and notaries. The background requirements to participate in the MOOC are as follows: 

  • Working as a legal professional (e.g., lawyer, judge, mediator, or notary); 
  • Interest in private international family law. 

The MOOC is a sustainable, self-paced online course, continuously open to legal professionals in Europe and beyond. The contents of the MOOC have been designed following the main private international law questions dealt with in the Twin Regulations: jurisdiction, applicable law, and recognition and enforcement. In addition, the MOOC covers the interaction of the Twin Regulations with the Succession Regulation. Hence, the MOOC is organized in 5 Units, each focusing on a different topic. It is planned that the MOOC training offers at least 5 weeks of study effort, while the participant may choose the starting date within the designated period starting with 15 November and ending on 9 March.