Marco Ventura – Academic coordinator of the Project

Professor with tenure at the Law Department of the University of Siena. He is an associate professor at the University of Luxembourg within the European governance programme. He is an associate researcher at the Center Droit, Religion, Entreprise et Societé of the University of Strasbourg and CNRS. He is the Director of the Center for Religious Studies at Fondazione Bruno Kessler of Trento focusing on the impact of social-cultural and scientific-technological innovation on religion and ethics. In February-April 2018 he is in charge of the course on ‘Politics, religion and values in the European Union’ at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

His expertise covers European integration, human rights and social and cultural innovation, as well as European values, religion and ethics. Within this context he has a distinctive knowledge and experience in law and religion, freedom of religion or belief, State policies for cultural and religious diversity, legal pluralism and comparative religious laws.

He has been associated to several international research programmes, and in particular to Religious norms (UC Berkeley), Religio West (EUI Florence, funded ERC), Religare (KU Leuven, funded EU Commission), Religion and International Law (Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki) and Grassroots mobilize (ELIAMEP Athens, funded ERC).

He is part of the group in charge of preparing the 2017 Report on Freedom of religion or belief and religious tolerance on a competitive grant from the Intergroup on Freedom of religion or belief and religious tolerance of the EU Parliament.


Valeria Piergigli

Full Professor of Constitutional Law and Comparative Law at the University of Siena, Department of law. Ph.D. in Public Law. She has been a visiting reasearcher at the Universities of Barcelona, Salzburg, Montreal and took part, as rapporteur, at several conferences both national and international.


Miroslav Kelemen 

Professor of Criminology, Criminal Law and International judicial cooperation in criminal matters at the Matej Bel University of Banská Bystrica, Faculty of Law. He is author of dozen of publications about Security and Law. He is director of the Criminological and Criminalistic Research Center at the Faculty of Law of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (CCRC).


Ľubica Saktorová            

Associate lecturer at the Department of International, European law and legal communication, Matej Bel University of Banská Bystrica. She teaches courses of International public law and European Union Law. She is author of publications in the field of defence policy and military collaboration, international and regional police cooperation and UN security council resolutions.


Alessandro Palmieri      

Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the Law Department of the University of Siena (since 2005). He was visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009 and 2012); Tallinn Law School, where he was also guest lecturer (2013); Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (2017); Faculty of Law of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (2017).


Pasquale Annicchino

Qualified Associate Professor of Law, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, Clare College and an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Religious Studies at the Bruno Kessler Foundation. In 2018 he has been a Visiting Professor of Law at FGV-Direito in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Vittorio Santoro

Full Professor of Business Law at the University of Siena (Department of Law) and Director of Ph.D. School in Legal Studies since 2011 at the University of Siena. He has been academic coordinator of several national research projects (PRIN) since 2000. His area of research covers inter alia the following topics: Conduct Rules, Customer Protection and the Complex Financial Products; The regulatory approach to the development of capital market in the European Union.


Filippo Dami

Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena where he is a professor of Tax law. He regularly lectures at the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions of the University of Siena. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the CSDT – Interdepartmental Center for the Study of Tax Law established at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena.


Antonio Loffredo

Professor of Labour Law at the University of Siena since 2005. Its main fields of research are labour law and trade union law. He has been member of several national and international research projects, such as the Integrated Spanish-Italian Action (2008-2009) “Modernization of work time through policies of effective equality between men and women” at the University of Siena and the University of Castilla-La Mancha.


Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Senior Research Associate at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg (Germany), and Associate Professor in Public Law at the Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies in Novi Sad (Serbia). A constitutional lawyer with special interest in national minority rights and Europeanisation of constitutional law. PhD in Law (Dr. jur) and LL.M. Eur. Integration both form the Faculty of Law TU Dresden (Germany), LL.B. from the Faculty of Law University of Niš (Serbia).


Mario Perini     

Professor of Constitutional law at the University of Siena. Its main field of research is about separation of powers within modern constitutional systems. Much of his research activity concerns the relations between branches of government. He heads and is responsible for a Summer School on Terrorism and Human Rights, in partnership with three Israeli universities, the Italian Parliament, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Knesset.


Riccardo Pavoni

Professor of International and European Law at the University of Siena (since 2005), where he is currently academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module on European Union Law and Sustainable Development (EULawSD), co-funded by the EU for the years 2017-2020. He is presently an academic coordinator for an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) project carried out by the University of Siena and funded by the EU for the years 2017-2019.


Maria Casoria

She is assistant professor at the Royal University for Women (Bahrain), where she does research in Legal Fundamentals and Civil Law. She is a Bachelor of Law and International Organizations, Masters of Law, and Ph.D. in Markets Law. Her academic background is rooted in Comparative Law, and she is specialized in Competition Law.  For several years she has been member of the Research Units for Comparative Private and Commercial law, European Tort Law, Economic Analysis of Law, and Intellectual Property.


Giammaria Milani

Research fellow in Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Siena, Department of Law, Professor in charge of Comparative Law at the University of Siena, Department of Business and Law. He is one of the key staff members of the Jean Monnet Module 2016-2019 “The Europeanization of Constitutional Law” (EUCOLAW), being responsible for the teaching activity “European Law and Comparative Law “.


Daniele Ferrari

He was selected as a post-doc researcher at the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL), CNRS-EPHE in Paris, where he collaborates with Prof. Philippe Portier on several research lines concerning the relationship between law, religion and race. The topic of religious minorities is also the subject of a research grant that he obtained in 2017 at the University of Siena, Department of Law, where he works with Prof. Marco Ventura.