Séminaire
 

Torino, 3rd November 2010 – The state of democracy in the EU after the Lisbon Treaty

30/09/2010
 
Workshop organised by the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (Torino), the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Rome) and Notre Europe (Paris) on 3 November 2010 at the University of Turin.

Workshop organised by the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (Turin), the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Rome) and Notre Europe (Paris) on 3 November 2010 at the University of Turin with the strategic partnership of the Compagnia di San Paolo  and the support of the Italian Representation of the European Commission

Programme

09.15 – 09:30 WELCOME ADDRESS


Lucio Battistotti – Director, European Commission, Office of Rome

09.30 – 09:45 INTRODUCTION 


Aim of the Initiative 


Gianni Bonvicini – Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome

Umberto Morelli – Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF), Torino

Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul – Notre Europe, Paris

09.45 – 11.00 FIRST SESSION 

The European Political Parties after Lisbon  

Rapporteur: Julian Priestley, Notre Europe,

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 SECOND SESSION

The European Citizens’ Initiative: challenges and threats (CSF)

Rapporteur: Umberto Morelli, Centro Studi sul Federalismo

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch buffet

13.15 – 14.30 THIRD SESSION

National Parliaments: the rise of awareness (IAI)

Rapporteur: Raffaello Matarazzo, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Discussants:

  • Elke Thiel, University of Bamberg,
  • Jean-Victor Louis, University of Brussels

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee break

14.45 – 15.30 CONCLUDING REMARKS

The growing responsibility of the European Parliament towards the European citizens

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Notre Europe, Paris