EUL&RIT THE EUROPEAN IMPACT ON THE REGULATION OF LAW &RELIGION IN ITALY AND BEYOND

Progetto di ricerca: 
EUL&RIT THE EUROPEAN IMPACT ON THE REGULATION OF LAW &RELIGION IN ITALY AND BEYOND

The main aim of the project is to explore the impact of EU and ECHR law on the transformation of key concepts in the regulation of religion within the national legal order, and the consequences of this impact on the emergence of a European constitutional identity. Italy has long been characterized by a very peculiar regulation of religion. This peculiarity is based on very specific constitutional provisions such as Article 7 of the Constitution (regulating the relations between Italy and the Catholic Church through specific Concordatarian agreements) and Article 8 of the Constitution (providing for a principle of equal liberty of all religious denominations and providing for a regulation of the relations between non catholic denominations and the State through specific agreements). While the regulation of religion is sometimes superficially considered as one the “last citadel” of Member States’ exclusive competences (and part of their national constitutional identities), the impact of EU law on the regulation of religious matters has been significant. It is true that the direct regulation of religious matters is usually considered as part of a Member State’s national identity (Article 4(2) TEU), the European integration process has had a significant indirect impact on the regulation of religion. Both EU law and the ECHR, as interpreted by the Strasbourg Court, played a crucial role in re-designing many key concepts of the public regulation of religion in the Member States, and in shaping an essential character of the European constitutional identity. Against this background, the EUL&RIT project for a Jean Monnet Module does not aim at introducing a new course, but aims at renovating an existing course, namely Law Religion, by using a European angle to approach this subject.

Responsabile scientifico: 
PIETRO FARAGUNA
Data inizio: 
08/10/2020
Data fine: 
31/08/2023
Finanziatore: 
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA
Acronimo: 
EUL RIT
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Prof. Pietro Faraguna Progetti di ricerca - Responsabile scientifico; https://www.units.it/persone/index.php/from/abook/persona/11206
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