What do Eu think? Young people confront MEPs

On Friday, March 15, 2024, the event “What do EU think? Young People Confront MEPs” took place at the Polo delle Scienze Sociali in Florence. Democracy and the rule of law, climate change and environmental policies, foreign policy and the international situation, as well as energy and migration policies, were among the topics addressed by questions posed by students from the Schools of Law and Political Science at the University of Florence and researchers from Ponte Europa to three Members of the European Parliament.

PhD defence at Aarhus University

Recently, I had the privilege of serving on Edoardo Alberto Viganò’s PhD dissertation committee held on 2nd February at Aarhus University. In his dissertation, Edoardo delved into the intriguing dynamics of geographical representation in parliament, exploring the impact of electoral incentives and parliamentary procedures.

Parliaments in the Pandemic Workshop in Prague

Insightful exploration into the impact of the pandemic on parliamentary systems at the academic workshop, “Parliaments in the Pandemic.” Hosted by the Institute of Sociology, CAS in Prague, this event aimed to foster discussions, share research findings, and analyze the evolving role of parliaments during these unprecedented times.

Exploring the Boundaries of European Union Citizenship: the TrustEU Project final Conference

On November 7, 2023, Villa Ruspoli in Florence played host to a conference, marking the culmination of extensive research conducted under the theme “A ‘Union of Citizens’: Convergences and Divergences in the Legal Status of Various Subjects Regulated by EU Law”.

Digital politics - Opportunità e sfide per la democrazia

I had the privilege of participating in a thought-provoking conference held at the Social Sciences Campus on October 26th and 27th, 2023. This event was organized by the School of Political Science in collaboration with the Circolo Rosselli Foundation and received generous support from the Ministry of Culture.

REPLAN seminar - Pari opportunità di ripresa? PNRR e uguaglianza di genere

On October 19, 2023, the third REPLAN seminar on “Equal Recovery Opportunities: PNRR and Gender Equality” took place at Libreria Campus, located at Via delle Pandette 14, Florence. The event was organised in collaboration with Europedirect Firenze, Ponte Europa, EUI and Unifi CDE and was part of the Caffé Europa seminar series.

Participation in the Annual conference of Italian political scientists in Genova

The Annual Conference of Italian Political Scientists, hosted by the University of Genova from the 14th to the 16th of September 2023, proved to be a stimulating gathering of academics and friends.

The IdPS special issue on the impact of the pandemic on governments and parliaments is out

Want to know more about the impact of #COVID19 pandemic on governments and parliaments in Italy and abroad? Have a look at this #IdPS Interdisciplinary Political Studies Special Issue edited by Andrea Pedrazzani & myself and sponsored by the #SISP Stading Group “Government Parliament Representation”

Participation in the IPSA conference 2023 in Buenos Aires

I just returned from the 2023 IPSA World Congress in Buenos Aires, and I am so glad that I was able to attend. The conference was a great opportunity to meet with other political scientists from around the world, learn about new research, and present my own work.

Comparative Agendas Conference 2023

I participated in the Comparative Agendas Project Annual Conference, which took place at the University of Antwerp (Conference center Hof van Liere) in Belgium, on June 27-29 2023. For more information: https://www.