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Census of European Studies


Representative Democracy and Political Participacion. Towards a European Transnational Party System


International Conference of AUSE. University of Padua, Palazzo del Bo 5-6 May 2014

1989 – 2014
25th Anniversary AUSE and Jean Monnet programme

Monday 5 May, Palazzo del Bo, Archivio Antico

9.00 - 9.30

Welcome Addresses

Giuseppe Zaccaria
Rector Magnificus, University of Padua

Lucio Battistotti
Director, European Commission Representation in Italy

Marco Mascia
University of Padua, AUSE President

9.30 - 10.00

Keynote Speech

Francesca Longo
University of Catania

10.00- 12.30

Session 1 - Approaching 2014 elections of the European Parliament

Chair: Francesco Velo, Univeristy of Pavia, AUSE Secretary General

Roland Freudenstein
Deputy Director, Head of Research, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies ‐ European People's Party

Luca Cefisi
Presidency of the Party of European Socialists

Daniel Tanahatoe
Communication adviser, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

The Greens - European Free Alliance


14.30 - 17.00

Session 2 - Towards a european transnational party system

Chair: Antonio Papisca, Eemritus of the University of Padua, Jean Monnet Chair ad honorem

Massimo Piermattei, University of Tuscia
The Party Transnational Dimension of European Integration: Historical Path and Studies Assessment

Daniele Pasquinucci, University of Siena
A European Phoenix? The Uniform Electoral Procedure for the Election of the EP (1952-2014)

Maria Romana Allegri, University La Sapienza, Roma
The Financing of European Political Parties: Transparency, Control and Public Accountability

Fabio Zucca, University of Insubria, Varese
Participatory Democracy and the Establishment of Transnational Parties: The Action of European Local Authorities

Raffaella Cinquanta, University of Pavia
For a Gradual Transfer of Political Power from National States to Europe: The EFM and the Political Parties (1969-1986)

Stefano Quirico, University of Piemonte Orientale
Worry about populism and defence of institutions: from the Europe of National States to the European Union


17.30 AUSE General Assembly


Tuesday 6 May, Palazzo del Bo Aula Nievo

9.00 - 11.00

Session 3 - Towards a more active european citizenship

Chair: Claudio Cressati, University of Udine

Addressed by Rodolfo Sacco, Emeritus University of Torino, AUSE Honorary Member

Oreste Calliano, University of Torino
The European Economic Citizenship

Giuliana Laschi, University of Bologna
Elecions time: Europe and Public Opinion in Historical Perspective (1979-2014)

Olga Bombardelli, University of Trento
Digital Citizenship and Education

Luca Barbaini, University of Pavia
The Intellectuals Groups of the Italian Catholic Action in a Time of Ecclesial Renewal, European Recovery and Decolonisation: From mid ’50s to Early ‘60s

11.00 - 13.00

Session 4 - Political parties and civil society organisations in the democracy transition in the southern mediterranean

Chair: Léonce Bekemans, Secretary General ECSA-World, Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam

Stefania Panebianco, University of Catania

Pietro De Perini, Department of International Politics, City University London



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