Europe of Particularities. The Identity of the Territory as a Principle for Self-Determination

An online conference by the Coppieters Foundation, Istituto Camillo Bellieni and Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Events / Sat 12 Dec 2020 16:00

The aim of the conference, organised by the Coppieters Foundation and Istituto Camillo Bellieni, with the support of Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, is to clarify the concept of identity and the ways in which this concept can be instrumentalised politically as a form of constructive energy, both to foster a conscience of places and to reaffirm Europe as a set of peculiarities that aspire to be together while recognising their differences.

The project aims to bring to the attention of the public and the media the value of territorial heritage for those communities present on the European continent, and especially for those who are stateless and pursue the recognition of their right to self-determination.

By territorial heritage, we understand not only a physical, geographical place but the intrication of knowledge, cultures, styles that constitute, organise and transform a specific territory.

Experts and specialists are called to discuss these issues during a conference to be held on Saturday 12 December at 16:00 on the Microsoft teams platform.


12 December 2020

15:45 - 16:00
Connection to Microsoft Teams
16:00 - 16:10
  • Maria Doloretta Lai, President of Istituto Camillo Bellieni
  • Antonello Nasone, Representative of Istituto Camillo Bellieni to the Coppieters Foundation
16:10 - 16:20
  • Michele Pinna, Director of Istituto Camillo Bellieni
16:20 - 16:40
From Cultural Unity to Meta-National Europe

By Giangiacomo Vale

16:40 - 17:00
The Plural Identity

By Antonello Nasone

17:00 - 17:20
Peoples, Territories, Federation

By Giulio Maria Chiodi

17:20 - 17:40
Territory and Community: Cornerstones of Self-Determination and a New Model of Subsidiarity

By Michele Pinna

17:40 - 18:00
Sardinia and Sicily: Island Identities

By Sebastiano Mannia

18:00 - 18:20
The Situation of Fundamental Rights in Europe

By Attilio Pinna, Attorney

18:20 - 18:40
The Experience of Veneto

By Ettore Beggiato

18:40 - 19:00
The Crisis of Sovereignty and the Rebirth of Territories

By Carlo Lottieri



When: 12 December 2020 from 16:00
Where: online


Registration compulsory at the following email address: A link to the event will be sent upon registration.


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This conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions expressed by the participants.

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