The Research Group for European and Comparative Public Law is a specialized unit for the development of scientific research and training on the issues of European and comparative public law. The Group has been established since 2103 after the formal dissolution of the previous Research Centre for European and Comparative Public Law, which was needed by the legislative reform of the University bodies (law 240/2010). The Research Group maintains the name of the previous Research Centre (DIPEC) as well as the same contents and purposes.

The previous Research Centre for European and Comparative Public Law  was established in 2005 on the joint initiative of the Department of Economic Law and the Department of Public Law. Promoters of the Centre were: Laura Ammannati, Tania Groppi, Valeria Piergigli, Andrea Pisaneschi, Marco Ventura, Giandomenico Comporti, Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella, Massimiliano Montini, Eleonora Ceccherini.  The Centre, in turn, was the heir of the former Research Centre on Comparative Constitutional Law founded in 1997.

Among the purposes of the Research Group there are the promotion and development of research activities and the carrying on of the tasks provided by the conventions signed with foreign Universities and Educational Centers, such as the organization of meetings and seminars; the setting up of educational courses on Constitutional, Administrative, European and Comparative Law subjects; the close examination and investigation of the following areas of study:

  • Constituent Processes and Constitutional Transitions
  • Fundamental Rights and their guarantees
  • Constitutional Law of Latin America
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Justice
  • Federalism and Regionalism
  • Law and Religion
  • Territorial Government
  • Cultural and Environmental properties and their forms of protection
  • Administrative processes and simplification
  • Transparency of the Public Administration’s decision-making processes and Citizen’s right to Information
  • Public Powers in the Global Legal Space
  • General Principles in European and National Law
  • Relationship between Politics and Administration
  • Competition and Regulatory functions
  • New Tools for the EU Governance
  • Public Services 




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