ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY LAW
Course contents summary
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- Know in detail the phases of the iter legis, from the presentation of the bills to the promulgation;
- Understand the profound differences - formal and substantial - that characterize the approval of regulatory acts in the European Parliament with respect to the laws of the Italian Parliament;
- Know the procedures for the approval of the bill subject to "special" legislative procedures;
- Know the role of national parliaments in the process of approving European regulations after the Lisbon Treaty;
- Know the whole of the other non-legislative activities of the Parliament and their use by the parliamentary groups;
- Write a draft interrogation, interpellation, motion, resolution, address agenda;
- Learn about the birth, evolution and prospects of the European Parliament in the general framework of the current EU institutions.
- L. Gianniti – N. Lupo, Corso di diritto parlamentare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018;
- Lupo -Manzella, Il parlamento europeo, Luisss University press, 2019
- Latest editions of the Regulations of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic, as well as the treaties on the European Union and the functioning of the European Union (material available online).
In the first part of the course the lessons must necessarily be of a traditional type with the teacher who will illustrate the differences between what is reported in the rules and what actually often happens in practice.
Subsequently, after a sufficiently solid framework of the theory and practice of the main parliamentary institutes, particularly with regard to the iter legis, it will be possible to move, in the context of Socratic heuristic lessons, to stimulate a dialogical comparison with the students, certainly interested to go beyond what the mass media report on parliamentary work.
It should be possible, even if the lessons were to continue online, to distribute examples of inspection documents and guidance documents, then asking the trainees to write draft questions or resolutions on certain topics, perhaps taken from news episodes or particularly political issues. current. It would also be excellent to guide students in drafting a short bill, consisting of a report and articulated, complete with financial coverage clauses.
A completion of the course, hoped for more than once, but unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19, would be the visit of the Parliament to Rome with the possibility of attending one or more sessions of the Chamber or Senate.
Assessment methods and criteria
Since this is a complementary exam with a mainly theoretical content, a traditional exam is assumed with about three questions, two of which on the Italian Parliament and one on the European Parliament.
For students who have attended the course and who have taken part in the exercises and perhaps in the trip to the Parliament in Rome, it could be hypothesized to exclude from the verification the parts concerning the policy documents and the acts of the inspection union on the activity of the Government.
The grade of the oral exam is immediately communicated to the student.