LabGov’s Conference on “Land and new forms of legal order”

LabGov’s Conference on “Land and new forms of legal order”

LOCANDINA 17 marzo - A4  (11)Is it possible to develop new forms of legal order through a strategy that better protect the territory of our country? How can legality become a cultural element shared by our community rather than being an abstract concept? These were some of the questions raised at the conference “Territorio e nuove forme di Legalità” that took place on March, 17th at LUISS University in Rome.

The conference was an opportunity for the Labgovers to show the projects, activities and achievements of the Laboratory, to receive valuable feedbacks and advices from the participants and to listen at their opinions on the topic of land and governance, which holds a fundamental importance of 2014/2015 LabGov’s edition.

The meeting was opened by LUISS General Director Giovanni Lo Storto, who explained that the reason behind his choice to create a community garden inside the University was “to allow the students to change the state of affairs by providing them with the instruments they need” and to provide them with “a gym where the students can share knowledge and grow together”.

The first speaker to take the floor was Paola Severino, professor of Criminal Law and LUISS Executive Vice Provost who affirmed that through “concreteness and fantasy”, students contribute to the debate. This qualities, which are fully shared by LabGov, are essential to develop the idea itself and the benefits generated by the Commons and to “make the concept of legality something concrete rather than abstract”. “Legality must be recovered with the contribution of the citizens, it cannot be passively waited”. The Professor then spoke about the importance of having “effective sanctions which can lead to concrete results” and which must be developed along with a strong “culture of legality”.

Then, the floor was taken by Gian Carlo Caselli, president of the “Osservatorio Agromafie” scientific committee. Dr. Caselli, started his speech from his personal experience against organized criminality in Palermo, and spoke about the importance of creating “citizenry participation through which the hegemony of corruption and misconduct can be interrupted”. According to Caselli, we need of “new paths to build legality which will allow us to enjoy rights in our territory”. “Trust in the Institutions must be built”, so that “legality will be seen not only as a set of rules but as bringing advantages to the whole community”. Caselli then concluded his speech with a critique to the indifference which amounts to “not taking care of the polis when we could instead cooperate and contribute to its development”.

The second part of the conference took the form of a round table in which the speakers contributed to the discussion by providing their numerous opinions on the topic.

Professor Melina Decaro, professor of public comparative law, asserted that “more than talking about the right to food, it would be more accurate to speak about a right to the natural capital”.

Professor Gian Candido De Martin, professor of public law, underlined the importance of “building a culture that can function as a frame for the rules”, because “what we need is not prohibition, but awareness of the value of common resources”.

Then, Bruno Frattasi (Head of the Interior Ministry Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department) focused on the idea of “security and legality as shared goods that must be achieved through an alliance between public and private actors”, followed by professor La Spina (professor of public policies) who spoke about the need to have an “integration between a regulation coming from the centre and an organization from the bottom”.

Finally, the floor was given to Antonella Manzione, Head of the Council of Ministries Presidency Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department , whose starting point was the importance of “creating the culture of legality and building an active citizenship through education in schools and families”. To properly manage the territory we need the citizens to participate and take care of it, but for this to be possible we need to support with some concrete normative instruments those individuals that are willing to get involved. Attempts to create these instruments have been made, as we can see in the article 24 of the “Decreto Sblocca Italia”, but this pieces of legislation are mostly unknown and unapplied. Manzione concluded her speech by reporting the words of a 17 year old girl, saying that what is really needed is “a space, both physical and mental, in which hope and future can be built”.

The conference was concluded with a greeting by Maria Letizia Gardoni, President of Coldiretti Giovani Impresa, and with her wish to see “the growth of daily gestures showing social and political responsibility”.

New strategies for legal order: is collaborative governance the way to go?

New strategies for legal order: is collaborative governance the way to go?

LOCANDINA 17 marzo - A4  (11)On March 17th, 2015, LabGov will host the Conference Land and new forms of legal order at LUISS University of Rome. The Conference – that will start at 4:30 PM in Aula Nocco, Via Parenzo 11, LUISS School of Law – will address the issue of collaborative governance for the commons as a tool to fight corruption and organized crime, safeguard the territory and promote legal economic growth and social progress.

Following the experiences developed in Mantova with the CO-Mantova, a collaborative governance territorial pact, and in Bologna with the Regulation on public collaboration, participants will focus on new forms of collaboration between public institutions, social innovators, businesses, civil society organizations and knowledge institutions.

The conference is part of the LabGov workshops series that this academic year has been focused on Land as a commons: environment, agriculture and food.

Giovanni Lo Storto, LUISS General Director, and Roberto Pessi, professor of Labor Law and LUISS Vice Provost for education, will open the Conference. Main session will see the keynote addresses of Paola Severino, professor of criminal law and LUISS Executive Vice Provost, and Giancarlo Caselli, president of the “Osservatorio Agromafie” scientific committee. Antonella Manzione, Head of the Council of Ministries Presidency Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department, will act as discussant. Second session will be a roundtable with LUISS professors Melina Decaro (professor of public comparative law), Gian Candido De Martin (professor of public law), Antonio La Spina (professor of public policies) and Bruno Frattasi (Head of the Interior Ministry Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department).

Raffaele Bifulco, professor of constitutional law at LUISS, will chair the two sessions of the conference. The conference will end with the closing remarks of Claudio Rossano, professor of public law.

Full program of the conference is available at the following link:

Territorio e nuove forme di legalità – programma


Territorio e nuove forme di legalità: la governance collaborativa è la strada?

Il prossimo 17 marzo 2015 LabGov – LABoratorio per la GOVernance dei beni comuni organizza la conferenza “Territorio e nuove forme di legalità” presso la LUISS Guido Carli. L’incontro, che avrà luogo nell’Aula Nocco della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Via Parenzo, 11, Roma, indagherà il rapporto fra legalità e salvaguardia del territorio attraverso forme di sperimentazione ispirate alla governance collaborativa, come il Regolamento sulla collaborazione per la cura e rigenerazione dei beni comuni urbani di Bologna e CO-Mantova, il patto di collaborazione territoriale per uno sviluppo economico locale orientato ai beni comuni.

I lavori saranno aperti dai saluti istituzionali del dott. Giovanni Lo Storto, direttore generale della LUISS Guido Carli, e del Prof. Roberto Pessi, Prorettore LUISS per la didattica. Le relazioni principali sono affidate alla Prof.ssa Paola Severino, ordinario di Diritto Penale e Pro-Rettore Vicario LUISS, e al dott. Gian Carlo Caselli, Presidente del Comitato scientifico dell’Osservatorio Agromafie. La dott.ssa Antonella Manzione, Capo Dipartimento per gli affari giuridici e legislativi della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, agirà in veste di discussant. Seguirà una tavola rotonda con la Prof.ssa Melina Decaro, il Prof. Gian Candido De Martin, il Prof. Antonio La Spina e il prefetto Bruno Frattasi. ll Prof. Claudio Rossano concluderà i lavori della giornata.

Il Prof. Raffaele Bifulco coordinerà i lavori dell’incontro.

Per consultare il programma della giornata:

Territorio e nuove forme di legalità – programma