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The Program

Wednesday 13 September


Day of arrival for all participants


Thursday 14 September


at Aula Absidale Santa Lucia, Via de’ Chiari 25/a

09.00 – 09.30

Opening Ceremony
Welcome by the Rector of the University, Prof. Pier Ugo Calzolari
Introductory remarks by the President of the Observatory, Prof. Fabio Roversi-Monaco
Highlights of the work of the Observatory, Dr. Andris Barblan, SG

09.30 – 09.50

Conference session I chair:   Prof. Fabio Roversi-Monaco, Bologna
Politics of higher education – Setting up the framework, Prof. Josef Jarab – Magna Charta Collegium and Committee on Culture of the Czech Senate

09.50 – 10.15

Key moments  of the political debate on higher education, Dr. Anne Corbett, fellow of the London School of Economics

10.15 – 11.00

Keynote - European Views on the Political Future of Universities, Prof. Luigi Berlinguer, President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, former Italian Minister for Education, former Minister for University and Scientific and Technological Research and former Rector of the University of Siena

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.45

Conference session II chair:   Prof. Andrei Marga, Magna Charta Collegium and former Romanian Minister of Education
Panel and general discussion: The Parliamentarians’ point of view

13.00 – 14.00

Buffet lunch

14.30 – 16.00

Conference session III chair:   Prof. Hélène Lamicq, Magna Charta Board and former President of the University Paris XII Val de Marne
Panel and general discussion: The Academic Leaders’ point of view

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

Conference session IV chair: Prof. Josef Jarab
Panel and general discussion: Devising a New Contract: the European Dimension (Members of the Magna Charta, Ceremony keynote speakers, conference participants, etc.)

17.30 – 18.00

Debriefing and Concluding remarks


Gala dinner


Friday 15 September


at Aula Magna Santa Lucia, Via Castiglione 36

10.00 – 12.00

Signing the Magna Charta Ceremony

10.00 –10.15

Welcome address, Rector Pier Ugo Calzolari

10.15 –10.25

Introduction and presentation of keynote, Prof. Josep Bricall– Magna Charta Collegium and former President, Association of European Universities

10.30 –10.50

The political role of university for tomorrow,Prof. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio - Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

10.50 –11.30

Signature ceremony
Words of thanks on behalf of the Signatories, Prof. Ramaz Khurodze, Rector of Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi

11.30 –11.45

Concluding remarks, Prof. Fabio Roversi-Monaco

11.50 –12.00

Official group photograph of new signatories

12.00 –12.30

participants move to San Giovanni in Monte for an aperitif

12.30 - 13.00


13.00 – 14.00

Closing buffet lunch


Departure of participants