Centro Internazionale di Ricerca per la Cultura e la Politica Europea

The IRCECP aims to realize research projects and studies on European culture and politics in a cooperative network among various international institutions, not limited to European ones. The main issues are the following:

– leading values of European culture, in particular the conceptions of freedom, justice, rights and history

– the idea of personal and political liberty in modern thought

– Enlightenment ethics and contemporary ethics as the characteristically European morality

– the principle of respect for persons in the contemporary debate: rights, migrations, environment, relations between states, justice and equality across borders

– challenges stemming from global politics and the role of Europe

– principles of sustainable development and the issue of public decision-making

– forms of development, and the future of the European Union

– the social role of public opinion, and of literary and artistic culture in the European social context