Permanent Italo-Argentine on applied politics seminar

A new research dedicated to Latin America has just been launched by the Luigi Sturzo Institute thanks to the recent acquisition of the Gino Germani Fund of Social Sciences, History and Comparative Studies and to the reflections carried out in recent years on the issue of democracy in Europe.

The project “Permanent Italo-Argentine Seminar on Applied Politics”, starting from the analyzes on the current state of European democracy and the growing disaffection of citizens from politics and parties, intends to compare democratic experiences in Europe and Latin America, verifying whether , with particular reference to the Argentine experience, useful elements can be identified to better understand the current European crisis and try to overcome it. Argentine populism and the presence of a strong national-popular movement opposed to the radical right, which is currently raging all over the world, from Europe to North America, are among the issues at the center of the debate.

The first initiative of the program, launched on December 9th,  2020, is a series of closed-door webinars entitled “Comparing Latin America and Europe: how to overcome the crisis of democracy“, in collaboration with UNSAM-Universidad Nacional de San Martin which involved Argentine and European politicians and academics, actively contributing to the debate and reflections proposed.

The second initiative took place on March 26, 2021 on the Supervivencia del peronismo: la historia de una larga relación con el movimento obrero  with the intervention of Carlos Tomada Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Mexico, former Minister of Labor (2002-2015).

The third initiative took place on April 27, 2021 on the theme of Rights and Migration together with Prof. Michele Nicoletti, of the University of Trento, former deputy and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.


The idea of ​​a project, in addition to being a tool for comparison and stimulation of the relations between Italy (Europe) and Latin America, intends to break the traditional logic of the link between the academic world and the political world to put politics at the center of the scene and transform it from a material to be “interpreted or explained” into a material capable of dialoguing with theory as its own form of expression.