Debating Democracy Events

Festival d’Europa – 1 to 10 May 2019

Thursday 2 May 2019

09:00 – 19:00

EU – Africa relations and future challenges: Closing the gap between rhetoric and reality? – Workshop

University of Florence – Building D 15, room 004, Polo di Novoli

10:30 – 13:30

Exploring democracy in the 21st century from the perspective of the past: Can the liberty of the ancients be combined with the liberty of the moderns? – Workshop

EUI, Max Weber Programme – Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

11:00 – 13:00

How should education approach the European project in a rapidly changing world? – 30 years of Jean Monnet Activities – Conference

Directorate General EAC, European Commission and the EUI – Refettorio, Badia Fiesolana

11:30 – 13:00

Punching above its weight? European Parliament’s diplomacy in support of democracy in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood since 2014 – Conference

Directorate General for External Policies, European Parliament and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI – Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

11:30 – 13:00

Trust in the single market? The case of the EU Emissions Trading – Roundtable

EUI LIFE SIDE Follow-up Project, FSR Climate and European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) – Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

12:15 – 12:45

Launch of the Voting Advice Application ‘euandi2019’ – Press Conference

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI

13:30 – 14:30

For an ever more democratic European Union – Award Ceremony

HAEU Educational Programme and Firenze Città Metropolitana – Sala Alcide de Gasperi, Villa Salviati

14:30 – 16:00

Space and democracy – Conference

European Space Agency and HAEU – Sala Alcide de Gasperi, Villa Salviati

14.45 – 16.15

Non-majoritarian institutions under political pressure – Conference

EUI, Max Weber Programme – Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

15:00 – 17:00

Towards a circular economy: European ambitions and local contributions to improve the lives of citizens – Roundtable

Tuscany Region – Presidency, Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati, Sala Pegaso

16:30 – 18.30

Il futuro della democrazia – Tavola Rotonda

Fondazione Ernesto Balducci – Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

18:00 – 20:00

Quale genere di democrazia? Un dialogo sulle diversità – Conference

EUI, Engaged Academics and EuropeDirect – Sala Ketty La Rocca, Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea

Friday 3 May 2019

14:00 – 18:00

Illiberal challenges to the future of the political union – Conference

Institute of Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna – Sala di Lorenzo il Magnifico, Palazzo Vecchio

11:00 – 11:45

Three Priorities for EU Climate Action in the Coming Five Years – Online Debate

School of Transnational Governance (STG) and Florence School of Regulation (FSR), EUI – Online

14:30 – 16:30

Stavolta Voto! L’Europa, non solo un esempio di globalizzazione riuscita, ma un baluardo di pace, rispetto dei valori e diritti democratici – Citizens Dialogue on Human Rights

Tuscany Region in partnership with the European Commission – Presidency, Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati, Sala Pegaso, Piazza Duomo 10 – Florence

Saturday 4 May 2019

10:00 – 12:00

Microcosm and macrocosm: the legacy of Leonardo in the children’s hospital – Conference

Meyer Children’s Hospital, Meyer Foundation, European Children’s Hospitals Organisation (ECHO), Carano 4 Children – Sala Luca Giordano, Palazzo Medici Ricciardi

Monday 6 May 2019

10:00 – 13:30

Territorial processes and community participation: The democratic lesson of the European Landscape Convention

University of Florence  and UNISCAPE – Villa Ruspoli

Wednesday 8 May 2019

09:00 – 13:30

Erasmus4ever and Erasmus4Future, Erasmus Ambassadors for a day – Presentation

Erasmus+ INDIRE, Agence Erasmus+ France Education & Formation and University of Florence – Universities, Schools and Institutions and Piazza della Repubblica


Back to University with EC – Lecture

University of Florence – Aula Magna, Plesso Didattico Morgagni

Thursday 9 May 2019

09:30 – 13:00

Erasmus4ever and Erasmus4Future, United in diversity – Conference

Erasmus+ INDIRE and Agence Erasmus+ France Education & Formation – Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio

Friday 10 May 2019

10:15 – 18:00

The role and powers of the European Parliament in the legal perspective: Representativeness and Principle of Democracy – Conference

University of Florence and AISDUE – Villa Ruspoli