European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI’s Round Table in Italy

RESIDENZA DI RIPETTA
Rome, 3 May 2007

PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION: 9:15

Moderator of the morning session: Mr Vitaliano ESPOSITO, member of ECRI

9:30 – 9:45

OPENING

 

- Welcome by Professor Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI

- Opening Address by H.E. Ms. Donatella LINGUITI, Under-Secretary of State for Rights and Equal Opportunities

- Address by Mr Claudio AZZOLINI, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

9:45 – 10:30 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON ITALY

9:45 – 9:55

Introduction to ECRI’s work,
by Mr Jan KLEIJSSEN, Director of Human Rights, Council of Europe

9:55 – 10:15

Conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Italy
by Professor GŁn KUT, member of ECRI

10:15 – 11:00

Discussion: open to the floor

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 1:00 THEME II – RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND PUBLIC SPHERE

11:15 – 11:30

The climate of opinion with regard to vulnerable groups in Italy,
by Mr Udo ENWEREUZOR, Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE)

11:30 – 11:45

Racism in football,
by Mr Mauro VALERI, sociologist

11:45 – 12:00

Practical initiatives for combating racism and xenophobia in Italy,
by Mr Marco DE GIORGI, Director of the National Office for the Fight against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (UNAR)

12:00 – 1:00

Discussion: open to the floor

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch break

Moderator of the afternoon session: Ms Silvia DELLA MONICA, Head of Department for Rights and Equal Opportunities

2:30 – 4:00 THEME III – THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY – IMPLEMENTING ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

2:30 – 2:45

ECRI’s standards for the development of a comprehensive legislative and institutional framework for combating racism and racial discrimination,
by Mr Giancarlo CARDINALE, member of ECRI’s Secretariat

2:45 - 3:00

The legislative and institutional framework for combating racism and racial discrimination in Italy,
by Professor Alessandro SIMONI, Department of comparative and penal law, University of Florence

3:00 – 3:15

Implementation of existing legal provisions: possible problems,
by Mr Lorenzo TRUCCO, President of the Associazione Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione (ASGI)

3:15 – 4:00

Discussion: open to the floor

4:00 – 4:15

Coffee Break

4:15 – 5:30 THEME IV – COMBATING RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ROMA

4:15 –4:35

Assessment of the situation of the Roma community in Italy,
Professor Claudio MARTA, Professor of Interethnic Relations at the Universitŗ degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale".
Mr Piero COLACICCHI, Associazione OsservAzione – Onlus

4:35 – 4:50

Governmental policies for improving the situation of the Roma community in Italy,
by Ms Perla STANCARI, Head of the Central Directorate for Civil Rights, Citizenship and Minorities within the Department on Civil Rights and Immigration at the Ministry of the Interior

4:50 – 5:30

Discussion: open to the floor

5:30 – 5:45

Conclusions of the Round Table

 

- Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator