Webinar on Common Constitutional Traditions in the European Union


On 15 October 2020, a meeting of the ELI project on Common Constitutional Traditions in Europe was held online. The webinar was organised in cooperation with the Bocconi University and the ELI Italian Hub.

The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the advancement of the project’s report on freedom of expression with around 70 attendees.

The webinar, opened by Giacinto della Cananea, included welcome addresses by Marta Cartabia, former President of the Italian Constitutional Court and Project Team member, and ELI President Christiane Wendehorst as well as introductory remarks by Sabino Cassese, former Italian constitutional judge and Project Co-Reporter.

Drs Riccardo de Caria, Armando de Crescenzo and Gabriele Marino then presented their work on common constitutional traditions in the field of freedom of expression.

Their presentations were followed by a lively discussion, chaired by Project Co-Reporter Mario Comba, with interventions by Piotr Bogdanowicz, Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, Takis Tridimas and Jacques Ziller, as well as remarks from the audience, including the Italian constitutional judge Francesco Viganò.

The final draft of the report on freedom of expression is planned to be presented in the next month.

More information about the webinar is available in the agenda here.