09.09. – 11.09.

European Values in the Charter of Fundamental Rights

NoVaMigra 1st International Conference, Workshop on Gender Equality

Catherine Audard, Roger Brownsword, Gianfrancesco Zanetti and other

University of Milan, Italy

The Conference European Values in the Charter of Fundamental Rights is organized as part of the European research project NoVaMigra – Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis.

The recent migration and refugee crisis has brought up the difficulties of the European Union to keep faith to the commitments deriving from the norms and values that are rooted in its history and affirmed in its founding treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights. A multidisciplinary debate on those norms, principles and values is fundamental for the future of the European project, which depends on its capability to realize conditions of legitimacy and justice within its borders and beyond.

The Conference will take place at the Faculty of Political Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Milan (7, via Conservatorio) from the morning of September 9th to the afternoon of September 10th and will be articulated in six panels, corresponding to the main Titles of the Charter: dignityfreedomsequalitysolidaritycitizens’ rights and justice. For each panel there will be a keynote speaker, who will present her/his own perspective on how the values of the Charter should be understood in the framework of the European project, and a discussant.

The keynote speaker will be: Dignity: Roger Brownsword (King’s College London); Freedoms: Catherine Audard (London School of Economics); Equality: Gianfrancesco Zanetti (CRID, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia); Solidarity: Philippe Van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain); Citizen’s Rights: Justine Lacroix (Université libre de Bruxelles); Justice: Gianluigi Palombella (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa). Following the Conference, in the morning of September 11th, a Workshop discussing the forms that a gender perspective can take in a multidisciplinary research such as NoVaMigra will be organized. It will be opened by a lecture of Mieke Verloo(Radboud University).


Download the program here!