The Role and Powers of the European Parliament in the Legal Perspective: Representativeness and Principle of Democracy

University of Florence and AISDUE – Villa Ruspoli

Festival d’Europa Photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Conference, which constitutes the mid-term meeting of AISDUE (Associazione italiana degli studiosi di diritto dell’Unione europea), will convene EU-law scholars to discuss the ongoing challenges and future prospects of the European Parliament on the eve of the upcoming elections. The topic chosen for the Conference intends to align with the themes of this year’s State of the Union programme, which will encourage debate and reflection on the democratic functioning of the European Union. The reports given by Italian academics will deepen, from the standpoint of the principle of representative democracy, some of the most relevant issues at the heart of current debate on EU governance: such as the development of European political parties and the system of Spitzenkandidaten, the function of national parliaments in the EU law-making procedure, the respective roles of the European and British parliaments in the Brexit process, the activity of the European Parliament in the promotion of democracy in the external relations of the Union.

Programme:

10:15 Welcoming Speech

Giorgia Giovannetti, Vice-Rector of International Relations, University of Florence
Patrizia Giunti, Director of Legal Studies Department, University of Florence
Giuseppe Tesauro, President, AISDUE and Emeritus President of the Italian Constitutional Court
Giandonato Caggiano, Secretary General, AISDUE and Director of the European Law Centre, University of Roma Tre

10:30 – 13:00

Moderator:
Bruno Nascimbene, Emeritus Professor of EU Law

Introduction
“Parlamento europeo: un nuovo inizio?”
Andrea Manzella, Professor of Constitutional Law and President of the Parliament Studies Centre, LUISS University

Speeches
“Deficit democratico o di sovranità? Il rebus politico-istituzionale dell’Unione europea”
Ennio Triggiani, Professor of EU Law, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

“Brexit: Il ruolo del Parlamento europeo e del Parlamento britannico”
Pietro Manzini, Professor of EU Law, University of Bologna

“Il contributo dei parlamenti nazionali per il superamento del deficit democratico”
Celeste Pesce, Professor of EU Law, University of Pegaso

“Il sistema degli Spitzenkandidaten alle elezioni del Parlamento europeo tra democrazia e rappresentanza”
Barbara Guastaferro, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Naples “Federico II”

Q&A and Debate Sessions

14:00 – 16:00

Moderator:
Adelina Adinolfi, Professor of European Union Law, University of Florence

Introduction:
“La tutela dei fondamenti della democrazia europea: il caso della libertà di parola negli Stati membri”
Armin von Bogdandy, Director of the Max Plank Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Speeches
“Il ruolo del Parlamento europeo nelle relazioni esterne: promozione della democrazia e monitoraggio elettorale”
Michele Vellano, Professor of EU Law, University of Turin

“Il contributo dei partiti politici europei alla definizione del profilo democratico dell’Unione”
Ivan Ingravallo, Professor of International Law, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

“Il principio democratico rappresentativo nella giurisprudenza della Corte di giustizia”
Maria Eugenia Bartoloni, Professor of EU Law, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Q&A and Debate Sessions

Closing Assembly of AISDUE Members


Contact: Rettorato UniFi