Between federalism and centralism: what prospects for the Regions?

Francesco Acquaroli, President of the Marches; Sabino Cassese, Judge Emeritus of the Constitutional Court and Professor of Global Governance at the School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli; Michele Emiliano, President of Puglia Region (TBC); Mariastella Gelmini, Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies; Arno Kompatscher, President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano; Giovanni Toti, President of Liguria Region. Introduced by Andrea Simoncini, Vice President of the Meeting for Friendship among Peoples Foundation, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Florence. Moderated by Roberto Inciocchi, Journalist of SkyTg24.

This session aims to focus on the prospects for the Italian regional system at this time of profound and radical transformation of the public sector in Italy and beyond. This seminar is ideally linked to the important opportunity for dialogue that took place in the 2020 edition of the Meeting; like last year, Prof. Sabino Cassese will set the framework within which the three presidents of the Marches, Apulia and Liguria regions (respectively Acquaroli, Emiliano and Toti) and the national government representative Mariastella Gelmini, Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies, will dialogue. The discussion will focus on whether our regional system is strengthened or further weakened by the current situation and what “lessons” the central government and the regions are learning from what we are experiencing.


23 Agosto 2021






Auditorium Intesa Sanpaolo D1