Rights and Sovereignty in Contemporary Europe

Events / Sat 20 Jul 2019 09:30

Is it still possible to speak of national sovereignty in Europe?

Under which conditions, limits and possibilities can this principle be affirmed, in a context where it is seen both as fundamental to democracy but also as containing elements of ambiguity and contradiction, making it a controversial concept?

Would it be possible to build a political Europe by rethinking the idea of national sovereignty, putting peoples at the center rather than States?

These questions will be tackled on Saturday 20 July 2019 in Sassari, by a panel of experts, both academics and practitioners, convened by the Camillo Bellieni Institute and the Coppieters Foundation, and who will provide the audience with their knowledge and thoughts on these issues.


20 July 2019

9:00 - 9:30
Registration of participants and delivery of headphones for simultaneous translation
9:30 - 10:00

Introductory speeches by:

  • Maria Doloretta Lai, President of the Bellieni Institute
  • Michele Pinna, scientific director of the Bellieni Institute
  • Antonello Nasone, representative of the Bellieni Institute to the Coppieters Foundation Bureau
  • Josep Vall, Vice-President of the Coppieters Foundation & executive director of the Josep Irla Foundation of Barcelona
10:00 - 14:00
  • Professor Nicolas Levrat (University of Geneva) on “The right to self-determination within the EU: a legal perspective”
  • Professor Didier Rey (University of Corsica) on “Corsica and its languages, ​​or the cultural struggle between Italian, Corsican and French (from 1850 to today)”
  • Professor Michele Pinna (Bellieni Institute) on “Linguistic rights, between the Europe of the States and the Europe of peoples”
  • Professor Simone Pajno (University of Sassari) on “Sovereignty, autonomy and constitution”
  • Dr Antonello Nasone (University of Sassari) on “Sardism and the European dimension”
  • Adv. Attilio Pinna (Forum of Sassari) on “Crimes and penalties in today’s Europe”

Moderation and conclusion by journalist Gianni Garrucciu


When: 20 July 2019
Where: Villino Ricci, Sassari, Sardinia

All interventions will be translated from Italian to French and vice versa thanks to a simultaneous translation service.

For more information, visit the Bellieni Institute website or write to istitutobellieni@gmail.com.


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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This conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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