Stefania Attolini is a Contractual Professor of Digital Information Law and EU law and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in European Union Law (PRIN 2020 – REACT Project) at the Department of Legal Studies of University of Salento. (See UNISALENTO PERSONAL PAGE)
Her main research interests focus on Digital Law, European economic and fiscal governance. She also investigates on the legal and democratic challenges of technological development , especially at European and International level.
Stefania Attolini holds a PhD in Private, Public and Common Goods Law at University of Salento with a thesis in European Union Law on the universal access to the Internet in the EU and the new European electronic communication code.
From February 2021 to January 2022, she worked as a research fellow in European Union Law at University of Salento on a project concerning the use of new technologies as a tool for democracy and participation in the European Union.
She authored a book on the access to the Internet in a democratic society (2020) and several papers on international and European Union Law and on tax law, in Italian, French and English.
She has been working since 2015 with the European Union Law Chair and since 2019 the Chair of International Law at the University of Salento.
She is a team member of two EU funded projects: the Jean Monnet Chair on “Legal theory of European integration: a supranational democracy model?”, and the Jean Monnet Module on “protection and promotion of women’s rights in the European legal order: from gender equality to active participation in the democratic life of the European union”
She a lawyer and she holds an Advanced Master degree in European Union Law (Master complémentaire en droit européen) at the Institute for European Studies of the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles), with a final thesis on “The posting of workers: a balance between the free movement of services and the social fundamental rights of workers”.
In 2014, she has been Trainee (Blue Book) of the Consumer External Relations Unit at DG SANCO (Health and Consumers) of the European Commission.
In 2009, she graduated in law at the University of Bari, with a private law thesis on medical liability.
She is fluent in French (level C2) and in English (level C1). She speaks basic German (level B1).