The School of Law at the University of Portsmouth and the European University Institute (EUI) are organising a 2-day international conference on “Human Dignity and the Constitutional Crisis in Europe: Humanity, Democracy, Social Europe”.
The conference will be hosted by the European University Institute in Florence on 15th and 16th June 2016.
The conveners welcome papers that fit broadly within the theme of the conference, but in particular invite papers that relate to one or more of the following interrelated themes:
Protecting Humanity: Inclusion, Identity and Difference
Defining Democracy: Authoritarianism, Constitutional Reform and Self-Determination
Realising Social Europe: Austerity, Welfare and Solidarity
Further information concerning the themes of the conference and potential research questions can be found here.
Interested participants should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to DigDem2017@port.ac.uk or through the conference webpage at http://www.port.ac.uk/digdem2017.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2017.
All abstracts will be reviewed by the conveners and selections announced by 31 March 2017. Full papers of no more than 10,000 words (including footnotes) should be submitted by 15 May 2017.
Professor Gábor Halmai, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, European University Institute
Dr Panos Kapotas, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Portsmouth
Dr Catherine Dupré, School of Law, University of Exeter
Dr Daniel Bedford, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Portsmouth