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DEMOS Legal Experts Discuss Democracy in Siena

The University of Siena will host the workshop Thirty years after 1989: Questions about democracy, between national States and European Union. The workshop, held between June 14 and 15, is part of the Jean Monnet Module The Europeanization of Constitutional Law: The Impact of EU Law on national sources of law, forms of government, rights and freedoms, coordinated by Prof. Tania Groppi, who is a member of DEMOS Advisory Board.

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14 June 2019 - 15 June 2019
Siena, Italy

The University of Siena will host the workshop Thirty years after 1989: Questions about democracy, between national States and European Union. The workshop, held between June 14 and 15, is part of the Jean Monnet Module The Europeanization of Constitutional Law: The Impact of EU Law on national sources of law, forms of government, rights and freedoms, coordinated by Prof. Tania Groppi, who is a member of DEMOS Advisory Board. Young scholars—research fellows, lecturers, and PhD candidates—were invited to submit their papers for the event. The workshop is open (see details below).

Dealing with democracy’s difficulties in Europe, the event addresses challenges that populism raise to representative and constitutional democracy. It aims at triggering a discussion about the rise of the populist phenomena and what answers legal systems and the European Union can provide to protect constitutional democracy.

Members from three DEMOS partners will take part in the workshop: Prof. Josep Maria Castellà and Dr. Marco Antonio Simonelli, from the University of Barcelona; Prof. Helle Krunke, from the University of Copenhagen; and Dr. Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz, from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

On Friday, June 14, Prof. Castellà will give a lecture about the Challenges of populism, demands for direct democracy and the reactions of constitutional democracy. On Saturday, June 15, Dr. Simonelli will present the paper The cornerstone of the rule of law State: judicial independence as the keystone to halt democratic decay in the EU. Prof. Castellà, Prof. Krunke and Dr. Gárdos-Orosz will close the workshop illustrating DEMOS’s scope and goals.

Workshop

Thirty Years After 1989: Questions about democracy, between national states and European Union

Universita di Siena

Banchi di Sotto, 55, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

June 14: 1:45 pm — June 15: 8:45 am

Secretariat

Dott. Giammaria Milani: gmilani88@gmail.com
Dott.ssa Valentina Carlino: valentina92carlino@gmail.com

More information at:
https://demos-h2020.eu/en/event/2019/05/demos-legal-experts-discuss-democracy-at-the-university-of-siena
http://dipec.wp.unisi.it/2019/04/19/workshop-trentanni-dopo-il-1989-interrogativi-sulla-democrazia-tra-stati-nazionali-e-unione-europea/

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