Francesco Palermo

Francesco Palermo

Francesco Palermo

Head of Institute
Institute for Comparative Federalism

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  • Comparative, Italian and European Constitutional Law
  • Federalism, Regionalism
  • Minority Issues
  • European Integration
  • Italian, European and Comparative Regional Law
  • Legal Terminology and Translation
  • Constitutional transition in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • Judicial review

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Francesco Palermo is professor for comparative constitutional law in the University of Verona and Director of the Institute for Comparative Federalism at Eurac Research in Bolzano/Bozen. He worked for the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and was member and president of the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. From 2013 to 2018, he served as a non-party member of the Italian Senate. Palermo has been a member of the Group of Idependent Experts of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities since 2011. He is a former president (2016-2022) of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies (IACFS), member of the Scientific Committee of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU for the term 2018-2023 and Constitutional Adviser to the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Autonomies since 2019.

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