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1st week “Challenges to representation? Democracy, elections and party competition in the XXIst century”

Monday 8 July

10.00-11.00 – Introduction to the course

11.00-12.30 - Giovanni Orsina (LUISS School of Government), Opening lecture onPolitical legitimation and the evolution ofelectoral systems: the rise of anti-politics

14.00-15.30 - Lorenzo De Sio (LUISS-CISE), Lecture on A brave new world? Issues, party strategy and post-ideological party competition

Tuesday 9 July

9.30-11.00 - Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po-Paris), Lecture on Public policies and electoral choice

11.30-13.00 - Vincenzo Emanuele (LUISS-CISE), Lecture on Electoral volatility and evolution of party systems in Europe

14.00-16.30 – First simulation exercise

Wednesday 10 July

9.30-11.00 – Sylvia Kritzinger (University of Vienna), Lecture on Representation challenged: responsiveness, responsibility and populist parties

11.30-13.00 – Robert Bray (Former head of unit, Secretariat of the Legal Affairs Committee, European Parliament – European Law Institute) - Workshop on The verification of credentials of new members of parliament

14.30-16.00 – Arthur Borriello (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Lecture on Party systems and populism after the economic crisis in Southern Europe

16:30-18:00 – Participants’ presentation

Thursday 11 July

9.30-11.00 – Romain Lachat (Sciences Po-Paris), Lecture on Challenge to ideology and conflict mobilisation: party strategy innovation in post-crisis Europe

11.30-13.00 Workshop on The impact of electoral systems on parliamentary organization and procedures TBC

14.30 – Visit to the Italian Chamber of Deputies TBC

Friday 12 July

9.30-11.30  Written test (for those attending just the first week)

11.30-13.00  Mark Franklin (Harvard University Center for European Studies, Trinity College Connecticut), Closing lecture on The 2019 European elections as a turning point


2nd week – “Electoral law, Parliaments, democratic principles: what role for non-majoritarian institutions?”

Monday 15 July

11.00-11.30 – Introduction to the course

11.30-13.00 - Marta Cartabia (Italian Constitutional Court and European Commission for Democracy through Law), Opening lecture on Democratic principles, rule of law and international monitoring in Europe

14.00-15.30 - Olivier Rozenberg (Sciences Po-Paris), Lecture on The place of parliamentarism in democratic theory today Parliament

16.00-17.30 - Maria José Martínez Iglesias (European Parliament), Workshop on Legal issues and Court of Justice's case law on the European elections: a view from the European Parliament

Tuesday 16 July

11.30-13.00 – Giuseppe Martinico (Sant’Anna Pisa), Lecture on Elections and referendums at the time of populism

14.30-16.00 - Gonzalo Jorro Martínez (European Commission) and Renata Tardioli (EU-OSCE/ODIHR),Workshop on Linking Election Observation to Electoral Assistance and Parliamentary Strengthening

Wednesday 17 July

9.30-11.00 - Bob Watt (BA, BCL, PhD), Lecture on Changing the laws on elections, the activity of Electoral Commissions and the role of international standards

11.30-13.00 - Giovanni Piccirilli (LUISS), Lecture on Electoral disputes: who is the arbiter and with which powers?

14.00 – 15.30 - Graziella Romeo (Bocconi University, Milan), Lecture on The US Supreme Court and the problem of partisan gerrymandering

Thursday 18 July

9.30-11.00 – Nicola Lupo (LUISS), Lecture on Constitutional Courts and electoral legislation: the case of Italy

11.30-13.00 – Cristina Fasone (LUISS), Lecture on The role of supranational courts in shaping electoral law

14.30 – Visit to the Senate of the Italian Republic TBC

Friday 19 July

9.00-11.00 – Written test (for those attending the second week or both weeks)

11.00 – 13.30 Closing roundtable on Euroskepticism and the “new” European Parliament: what’s next after the 2019 vote? with Enrique Baron Crespo (European Parliament's Former Member Association), Brigid Laffan (EUI, RSCAS) TBC, Mark Thatcher (Luiss) TBC and Jan Wouters (KU Leuven).

13. 30 – Commencement of diplomas