Conference on Constitutional Issues and Challenges in Hungary and Italy

   2016. december 2. 9:00 - 2016. december 3. 14:00

Date: 02–03 December 2016

Venue: National University of Public Service, Ludovika Campus, Zrinyi Room (2 Ludovika sqr, Budapest) and MTA TK JTI Jakobinus Hall (30 Országház srt, Budapest)

Day 1: 2nd DECEMBER 2016
National University of Public Service Ludovika Campus, Zrínyi hall

9:00–9:30  Welcome remarks
Péter Paczolay, National University of Public Service (NUPS)
Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, Bocconi University

9:30–11:00 First Panel – Constitutional challenges in Hungary and Italy
Chair: Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, Bocconi University (tbc)

Péter Paczolay, NUPS: Hungary and Italy: Two constitutional reforms compared
Angela Di Gregorio, University of Milan: Hungarian constitutional developments and measures to protect the rule of law in Europe. A comparative approach
Nóra Chronowski, Eötvös Loránd University: Constitutional turmoil - the misuse of constitution making power in Hungary

11:00–11:15 Coffee break

Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, Bocconi University (tbc)

Zoltán Szente, NUPS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS): Marginalising the Parliament – (anti)parliamentary reforms in Hungary after 2010
Nicola Lupo, LUISS Guido Carli University: The Italian Parliament in the  Euro-national Parliamentary System
Fortunato Musella, University of Naples Federico II: Deparliamentarization of Western Democracies? Compared Constitutional Reforms in Italy and Hungary
Lorenzo Cuocolo, Bocconi University: Challenges and perspectives in the constitutional reform of the Italian regionalism

13:30–14:30 Lunch break

14:30–16:30 Second Panel – Form of government and constitutional challenges
Chair: Zoltán Szente, NUPS, HAS

Annarita Criscitiello, University of Naples Federico II: The Prime Minister’s Office in Italy. Where we stand now?
Molnár Anna, NUPS: Ideas of Europe in Hungarian political discourse
Arianna Vedaschi, Bocconi University: Pursuing efficiency: will the complex journey of Italian constitutional reform lead to a democracy that can make decisions?
Vizi Balázs, NUPS: Rights of Minorities to Participate in Public Life - An International Perspective

16:15–16:30 Coffee break

Zoltán Szente, NUPS, HAS

Giacomo Delledonne, University Saint-Louis: Constitutional courts dealing with electoral laws: comparative remarks
Valerio Lubello, Bocconi University, Mixed electoral systems a comparative perspective
Antonello Tarzia, University Lum Jean Monnet: Representing the Interests of the territorial communities in the new Senato


Day 2: 3rd DECEMBER 2016
MTA TTK JTI Jakobinus hall

9:30–11:00 Third Panel – Immigration and constitutional challenges
Chair: András Jakab, HAS

Halmai Gábor, European University Institute: Second-grade constitutionalism: the Fundamental Law and the European constitutional values
Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University: Italian constitutional reform in the context of European Union integration process
Graziella Romeo, Bocconi University: The constitutional category of “non-membership”: non-citizens and immigrants in contemporary Europe
Katalin Berényi, University of Szeged: An inspiring parallel between the Italian and Hungarian jurisprudence with a view to reducing statelessness in the EU

11:00–11:15 Coffee break

András Jakab, HAS

Neliana Rodean, University of Verona: Another face of democracy: role of people into unconstitutional amendment process
Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz, NUPS, HAS: The transformation of constitutional justice
Marco Antonio Simonelli, University of Siena: Unconventional Constitutional Amendments:the ECHR as a Limit on the Amending Power
Andrea Antonuzzo, Giuliano Vosa, LUISS Guido Carli University: Changing the Constitution to overrule the Court: comparative notes from Hungary and Italy

Closing remarks: Péter Paczolay

13:30 Lunch

The official language of the conference is English. There will not be any simultaneous interpretation.
For further information and registration follow the website of National University of Public Service

Registration is open until 1 December 2016.