europe on test

The Role of Academies in Sustaining European Knowledge Societies in Times of Crisis

7-8 November 2019

Sala dei Mappamondi


The Academy of Sciences of Turin organize, in cooperation with ALLEA, a conference about The Role of Academies in Sustaining European Knowledge Societies in Time of Crisis. The conference belongs to a series of meetings on the subject Europe on Test: Narratives of Union and DisunionThe general theme of the series is the crisis of the European Union considered from the perspective of the different nations and Academies. More specifically, the conference organized by the Academy of Sciences of Turin will focus on discussing the function of Academies today, both in general and with particular reference to the European crisis. This question will be analysed from different disciplinary perspectives.


7 November, h. 15.00

Greetings of welcome
Massimo Mori, President of the Academy of Sciences

ALLEA and European Values
Antonio Loprieno, President of ALLEA 

The Impact of Academies on European Identity 
Giuliano Amato, Judge of Constitutional Court of the Italian Republic 

European Law Between Politics and Academy
Antonio Padoa Schioppa​Academy of Sciences

Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: the Voice of Academies 
Vladimiro Zagrebelsky, ​Academy of Sciences


8 November, h. 9.00

Challenges and Tasks for Today's Academies 
Günter Stock, Past President of ALLEA

Academy and European Industrial Development
Licia Mattioli, Vice President of Confindustria

Europe and the Migration Dilemma 
Massimo Livi Bacci, Academy of Sciences

In Defense of the Environment: European Academic Perspectives
Guido Saracco,  Rector of the Polytechnic of  Turin and Academy of Sciences

Protecting Cultural Heritage: a Challenge for Our Time and the Role of European Academies 
Salvatore Settis, Academy of Sciences


8 November, h. 14.30

Academies and the Information-rich Society
Jüri Engelbrecht, Past President of ALLEA

Academies and Public Opinion: Historical Reflections
Jürgen Osterhammel, Academy of Sciences

Academies and the Defence of European National Languages 
Jürgen TrabantAcademy of Sciences

Perspectives for the Academy of Sciences of Turin
Alberto PiazzaAcademy of Sciences


Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6