The international conference “40 Years of European Parliament Direct elections” took place the 22nd and the 23rd of November 2018 at the European University Institute in Florence. This prestigious meeting was jointly organised with the EP Former Members Association, which was represented, by the former EP and FMA President, Enrique Baron Crespo and the FMA Board member responsible for relations with the European University Institute, Monica Baldi.
The conference brought together high-profile academics and European Parliament stakeholders with the aim to engage in in-depth analysis and discussion of the European Parliament over the past 40 years. In particular, the conference focused on the Parliaments activities, its role within the EU institutional and political system and more specifically, on the upcoming 2019 EP elections. More information here.
See a more detailed report here.