RECONNECT Workshop: 'Re-conceptualizing Authority and Legitimacy in the EU' - 31 January 2019


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Internal meeting - by invitation only


31st January 2019 | 14:00-18:00

Internal meeting

1st February 2019 | 9:00-17:30

9:00-9:30 | Welcome addresses

Leonardo Morlino and Jan Wouters

9:30-10:30 | Keynote lecture

Speaker: Giuliano Amato

Chair: Jan Wouters

10:30-11:00 | Coffee break

11:00-13:00 | Panel: Revisiting the notion of authority

Chair: Leonardo Morlino


Joseph Corkin | Authority, Sovereignty and Supranationalism

Daniele Gallo | The Principle of Conferral and the Division of Competences between the EU and the Member States: Old and New Challenges

Aldo Sandulli | The Rule of Law in Action in the EU: an Administrative Law Perspective

Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella | Strengthening Authority in the EU: Access and Transparency Make the EU a Win-win Game?

Julien Navarro | Electoral Accountability and EU Authority: The Case of the European Parliament’s Elections

Discussant: Cristina Fasone

13:00-14:00 | Lunch break

14:00-16:00 | Panel: Revisiting the notion of legitimacy

Chair: Giovanni Orsina


Lise Rye | The Legitimacy of the EU in Historical Perspective. History of a Never-ending Quest

Cesare Pinelli | Input Legitimacy and Output Legitimacy of the EU: Where Are We Now?

Nicola Lupo | The Role of Parliaments in the EU between Legitimacy and Accountability

Andrea Sangiovanni | What Role, if any, Should Democratic Decision-making Play in Identifying Principles of Justice for the EU

Carlos Closa Montero | Reconciling Democracy and Rule of Law in the EU and in its Member States

Discussant: Kolja Raube

16:00-17:00 | Final Reflections and Debate

Keynote speech

Andreas Føllesdal | Challenges to Legitimacy and the Role of EU Courts

Chair: Daniela Piana

Concluding reflections | Daniela Piana and Jan Wouters