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Summer Program "Parliamentary Democracy in Europe"



Summer Program "Parliamentary Democracy in Europe"

9th Edition

Constitutionalism, Democracy and Rule of Law

Online Course


Luiss School of Government 


This summer program applies research-based knowledge and professional expertise to the actual contexts where constitutional democracies in Europe and beyond are facing an unprecedented decline in their legitimacy and ability to address constituents’ demands and concerns and to respect human rights. With this regard, processes of rule of law “backsliding” will be examined also in relation to the role that the European Union can play.

The program aims to explore the tension between constitutionalism, democratic principles and the rule of law, given the rise of so-called “ illiberal democracies” and of forms of “authoritarian constitutionalism” which neglect the significance of truly democratic accountability mechanisms and of the daily enforcement of the values of liberal constitutionalism. These are the challenges ahead for the process of European integration and for the respect of the fundamental values of the Union, also with a view to the operation of the new European Commission and the many elections to take place in the coming months.

This programme has been co-financed by the European Commission through EACEA (the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), as a Jean Monnet Module (2016-2019) on Parliamentary Accountability and Technical Expertise: Budgetary Powers, Information and Communication Technologies and Elections (PATEU) and as a Jean Monnet Module (2012-2015) on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADE).


This intensive summer course is co-organized with the Horizon 2020 Project RECONNECT and in cooperation with:


Participants who are or have been affiliated to Luiss Guido Carli University or one of the partners will receive a discount of 10% on the fees. 



JM Module 2016-2019 on “Parliamentary accountability and technical expertise: budgetary powers, information and communication technologies and elections (PATEU)” - (project number no. 575392-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-EPPJMO-MODULE). Grant Agreement/Decision Nr 2016-2571