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The European Challenge: Back to the Future. The Spinelli Project 30 years later. University of Padua, 22 February 2014


The relaunch of Spinelli’s European idea endorsed by young people, as an alternative to the decadence of Europe and as a chance towards a genuinely democratic political Union.

Conference Program


Welcome address
Giuseppe Zaccaria, Chancellor, University of Padua
Marco Mascia, Director of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua
Gianna Miola, Deputy Director General, Department of Education of the Region of Veneto
Giulio Zennaro, President of Associazione Docenti Europeisti per una nuova Cittadinanza (Association of Europenist Teachers for a New Citizenship-ADEC)
Raffaele Morini, President of the European Parliament of Students (PES)
Renato Milan, Staff of Europa Ludens


Reports on the Workshops enabled by the students of PES on the "Spinelli Project", regarding the Treaty establishing the European Union (1984)

1. The Spinelli Project : a door that makes possible the transition from cooperation to joint action
Laboratory of Liceo Curiel of Padua. Speakers students: Francesco Callegaro, Giulia Gabani.

2. Article 3 - Citizenship of the Union: the future of European citizenship as seen by young people - the Europe we want
Laboratory of Liceo Tito Livio of Padua. Speakers students: Nicola Carotenuto, Martina Piras, Francesca Bressan.

3. Article 4 - Fundamental Rights: The economic and social rights for a social market economy
Laboratory of ITG Cangrande of Verona. Speakers students: Andrea Buscardo, Nicolas Mariano, Larissa Bulgar.

4. Article 71 - Revenue: economic, monetary, and fiscal policy of the European Union
Laboratory of Liceo Marchesi of Padua. Speakers students: Alessia Pollini, Elisa Càmpaci, Alberto Peloso.



The good politics of Spinelli: the project, method, and agenda
Pier Virgilio Dastoli, President of Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo (the Italian Council of the European Movement)


Round Table - Students question teachers

Giorgio Anselmi, Director of the review "L’Unità Europea"
Pier Virgilio Dastoli, President of Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo (the Italian Council of the European Movement)
Francesco Gui, Coordinator of the Project “L’Università per l’Europa: verso l’Unione Politica”(“University for Europe: towards the political Union”)
Antonio Papisca, Jean Monnet Professor ad honorem, University of Padova

Chaired by
Elisa Di Ilio, Founder of PES


Closing remarks


Initiative promoted by:
University of Padua, Human Rights Centre
PES - European Parliament of Students
ADEC-Associazione Docenti Europeisti per la Cittadinanza (Association of Europeanist Teachers for a New Citizenship)

In collaboration with:
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Padua
AUSE -University Association for European Studies
Young European Federalists
European Federalist Movement
Staff of Europa Ludens
CIME- Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo
Università per l’Europa: verso l’Unione Politica
Review "L’Unità Europea"





Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Presidente del Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo, 22 febbraio 2014

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