From August until October 2014 Michele Francaviglia will be Visiting Research Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service at Institute for European Integration.

Michele Francaviglia is graduate in law from the University of Rome, “Sapienza” and is also Ph.D. in constitutional law and general public law from the University of Rome, “Sapienza”, with a thesis entitled: “Legislative Proceeding and form of government in the italian constitutional experience”. Michele’s academic research areas are constitutional law, public law, European Union law and law’s general theory.

At the Institute of European Integration, Michele will analyze the balancing technique used by the European Court of Justice to solve the possible conflicts between fundamental rights. As the Court determines the actual content of rights, having the decisive role of deciding the degree of their protection in the european space (especially after the new EU asset brought by the Lisbon Treaty), the aim of the research is to understand if it’s possible to reconstruct the balancing model used by ECJ in its most discussed jurisprudence and what is its structure.