Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Per gli studenti frequentanti, l'esame potrà essere in forma scritta, nelle modalità illustrate a lezione.
Per gli studenti non frequentanti, l'esame sarà in forma orale con domande sui testi di riferimento.
Testi di riferimento
Per gli studenti frequentanti i testi saranno concordati a lezione con i docenti.
The “Religious pluralism and European integration” module addresses the
issue of pluralism and religions in multicultural European societies.
While religious matters remain at the margins of EU competence,
questions of religious pluralism and religious discrimination are
increasingly reaching European courts and policy makers. Both are called
to foster and build upon an inclusive European citizenry, respecting
and promoting the diversity of the peoples of Europe. The issues of religious pluralism, religious freedom and religious discrimination are increasingly addressed by the European Courts (European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice), and this trend is going to increase as a result of the EU's future accession to the ECHR and the now binding nature of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which also protects the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion (Art. 9 ECHR, Art. 10 Charter of Rights).
For the students attending the course, lectures will be on the following issues:
1. Democracy and Freedom of Religion
Protection of Democracy and Freedom of Religion in the
Accession Criteria to EU, or Copenhagen’s Criteria
3. Case Study - the Secularization and re-Clericalism Tendencies in Former Yugoslavia Countries
The Democratic Principle in the CJEU and ECtHR Case
Fundamental Rights in ECHR and EU Orders: towards a
Unified System of Protection in Europe?
Freedom of Religion in art. 17 TFUE e art. 10 ECHR
The European Context: Freedom of Religion as an
Individual Human Right
The European Context: Freedom of Religion as a
Collective Human Right
9. The European “laïcité”: Religion in the Public Space.
Models of State-Religion Relations in Europe
11. Case- Study - Two Opposite Models: Spain and UK
12. The Secular Europe: Communities, State and Freedom
13. Violence in the Relationship between Religious Groups, from a Criminologist’s Perspective
Open Question: UE Anti-discrimination Policies and
State Member’s Competence
Open Question: Places of Worships, the Italian Case
Open Question: Religious Education and Clothing
Open Question: Conscience Objection and Religious
Open Question: Religion and Family Law
Focus on Islam: the European Legal Context and Islam –
the Turkey’s Case and EU Enlargement
20. Focus on Islam: Arab Springs, Democracy and Religious Pluralism: a Debate with Civil Society
21. Law and Religion in theological Studies
The students attending the class could choose to give the exam in a written form: detailled informations about it will be provided during the course.
For the students not attending the class, the exam will be oral, with questions on the following texts: