How to relaunch the European political project? Event series in Rome

The Spinelli Group is promoting a cycle of meetings in national capitals to present their proposals on the main challenges facing the European Union. In 2016 events will be held in Rome, The Hague, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Warsaw. The meetings will also offer the occasion to present the reports being prepared by the Committee for Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament on the institutional future of the European Union within and beyond the current treaties.

On the 2nd of March the Spinelli Group will be visiting Rome. Two high-level events will mark their agenda:

  • The institutional future of the European Union within and beyond the Lisbon Treaty, Proposals from the European Parliament. This workshop will gather an extensive list of outstanding representatives of italian think-tanks, foundations, academics and EU experts. In the presence of Emeritus President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, they will endeavour to exam the possibilities offered by the current EU Treaties in order to improve the functioning of the Union and to identify the necessary reforms to give a definitive settlement to the challenges Europe is facing. Under the patronage of Mrs Mercedes Bresso, Mr Elmar Brok, Mrs Danuta Hübner and Mrs Sylvie Goulard from the Spinelli Group, the session will be opened by an address by Mr Pierferdinando Casini, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Senate. The event will take place in the premises of the Senate of the Republic from 15:15 to 17:30. For more information, please, see the complete programme of the event. Registrations for this event are already closed.


  • Schengen, euro, democracy: from crisis to opportunities for unity. This public debate with members of the Italian Parliament and the Italian Government and Italian Members of the European Parliament will focus on the avenues for further political integration of the EU opened by the multiple crises our continent is facing. This second event will take place in the Chamber of Deputies from 18:00 to 20:30. For more information, please, see the complete programme of the event. Should you wish to participate, you can register from now here.



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