09:00 – 09:15 – Opening remarks (Barbara Spinelli)

09:15 – 11:15 (Room P1C047)

1° Session: EU Governance vis-à-vis democratic sovereignty: the role of national Parliaments and Constitutions.

Chair: Gabi Zimmer (tbc)

Ingolf Pernice – Director of the Walter Hallenstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law and Director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Paolo Ridola – Head of the Department of Law and Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Emilio De Capitani – Visiting Professor, Department of Law at the Queen Mary University of London and Executive Director of the Fundamental Rights European Experts Group (FREE Group)



11:15 – 11:30 – Coffee break


11:30 – 13:00 (Room P1C047)

2° Session: The EU Charter of fundamental rights as foundation of a European rule of law?

Chair: Martina Anderson (tbc)

Giuseppe Bronzini – Judge in the Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy

Pier Virgilio Dastoli – President of the Italian Council of the European Movement (CIME)




13:00 – 15:00 – Lunch break


15:00 – 16:30 (Room ASP1G2)

3° Session: Economic crisis and austerity: an undemocratic state of emergency?

Chair: Barbara Spinelli (tbc)

Zoe Kostantopolou – Former President of the Hellenic Parliament
Stuart Holland – Economist and Visiting Professor of Economics at University of Coimbra



16:30 – 16:45 – Coffee break


16:45 – 18:15 (ASP1G2)

4° Session: Towards a Europe based on human and social rights.

Chair: Helmut Scholz (tbc)

Stefano Rodotà – Professor emeritus of Civil Law, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Valsamis Mitsilegas – Head of the Department of Law, Professor of European Criminal Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London


18:15 – 18:30 – Conclusions (Barbara Spinelli)