Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys

The debate encounter featured the Minister, Luciano Violante and Valerio Onida, two of the former Parliament 'Wise men'.   

The Lectio Magistralis by Professor Valerio Onida, former President of the Constitutional Court, took place in the afternoon in the garden of Maison de Cogne Gérard-Dayné. The topic was “The nature of the Constitution”.

The lecture was followed by the highly anticipated debate between Gaetano Quagliariello, the Minister for Constitutional Reforms, Luciano Violante, former President of the Chamber of Deputies and Professor Onida himself, on the topic of 'The potential reforms to the Constitution: the relationship between the State and the Regions and the potential consequences for the Autonomous Region of Aosta Valley.' The debate, moderated by Professor Fabrizio Cassella, Chancellor of the University of Aosta Valley, was included in the cycle of conferences included in the 'De Rerum Natura' program.

The discussion touched upon themes highly relevant to our times: the current advacement of constitutional reforms, the perspectives on the situation of justice in Italy, which characterises the current political climate, the scenarios for Aosta Valley's autonomony in the wider context of the reforms to chapter V of the Constitution. Differing positions emerged, albeit through a common language; the shared conviction is that fostering certain necessary reforms is of absute urgency in this delicate phase of the crisis.

The full video of the debate is now available here.