Press release: for immediate release

FMA event 'Librorum' with Andrea Manzella

On 3 July 2024 from 17.00 to 18.15 (Brussels time) the FMA will host a Librorum event in collaboration with the Liaison Office of the European Parliament (EPLO) in Italy.

This event features Andrea Manzella, Former MEP and President of the Centre for Parliamentary Studies-CESP at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) – Free International University of Social Studies, who will present his book “Il Parlamento europeo – The European Parliament”. Former MEP Mr. Manzella, renowned for his pivotal role in drafting the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the Union, brings a wealth of experience to his analysis of the European Parliament’s evolution.

As we navigate the complexities of European integration and parliamentary democracy, this book offers invaluable insights into the transformative journey of the European Parliament’s influential role in shaping both European and national politics. The event will also reflect on the outcomes of the recent European elections while looking ahead to the upcoming legislative period.

FMA President and Former President of the European Parliament Klaus Hänsch will deliver a word of welcome followed by opening remarks from Head of EPLO Italy Carlo Corazza. FMA Vice-President Monica Baldi will present the book and will introduce Andrea Manzella who will provide his insights into the book. A question & answer session with the audience will follow with the participation of co-author Nicola Lupo. The event will conclude with closing remarks from FMA Board Member Michael Hindley.

The event will be held on Zoom and livestreamed on FMA’s YouTube, X and Facebook channels.
The full recording of this Librorum event will be available on the FMA Facebook page and Youtube channel.

Please note that simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Italian will only be available for registered participants. Ensure you register in advance to take advantage of this feature.

Join us for this engaging and insightful discussion on the European Parliament’s past, present, and future!

The Italian version of this press release is available here

About Librorum
Established in 2021, Librorum is a flagship event of the FMA where esteemed members present their latest publications followed by interactive discussions with the public.

About the FMA
The Former Members Association of the European Parliament aims to foster relationships between former Members of the European Parliament by publishing a quarterly Bulletin and newsletters, organising social and cultural events, information meetings, debates and study visits, and by keeping in contact with similar organisations in other countries. In addition, FMA members engage in democracy support and election observation missions, as well as fostering cooperation with universities by participating pro bono in the EP to Campus educational programme. The Management Committee of the FMA is composed of 10 elected former MEPs.

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