A new event hosted by Università del Salento on April 5, 2019, Rectorate (Piazzetta Tancredi), open to the public:
CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION: IMPLEMENTING PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Ten years after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union is a democratic space, as its founding treaties officially recognize (art.10-11) TEU. Yet, many citizens don’t know their European civic rights and the potential of the Treaty of Lisbon – to enhance the role of the citizen at the center of the system – appears underexploited.
Which tools and channels can citizens activate to get involved in the European decisional process?
Could transparency in the EU legislative process be enhanced?
Is citizens’ legal protection guaranteed in any stage, as individuals and as members of communities and groups?
Are the core values of the Union guaranteed as well?
Can we really say that there is “no way back” on democratic guarantees?
These topics will be discussed with the audience by:
Onno Brower ( Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Firm – Amsterdam/Brussels)
Antonio Caiola (European Parliament Legal Service – Luxembourg)
Emilio De Capitani (European Parliament, King’s College- Brussels)
Claudia Morini (Università del Salento)
Chair: Susanna Cafaro (Università del Salento)
A summary will be posted shortly after!
Scientific Coordination: Susanna Cafaro, Emilio De Capitani