The purpose of this Working Group is to provide a forum for discussions of “Digital constitutionalism”.

The rise of the information society has led to transformation not only of new social and economic opportunities but also challenges to the traditional categories of modern constitutionalism. Digital technologies provide an unprecedented means of fostering and interfering with, fundamental rights and democratic values. This influence is not based on an “external” force, as it was in the previous constitutional scenarios with the power of the king and the omnipotence of the law, but instead on an “internal” and subtle force, based on a mix of contractual instruments and technology.

In this transformative phase, public and private actors use digital technologies to express their powers. Within this general framework, one of the primary questions for constitutionalism in the digital age focuses on the boundaries between public and private powers.

The group’s purpose is to examine the interactions between constitutionalism and digital technologies to propose innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. The group also aims to foster collaboration and interactions, including individual research and group projects.


Erik Longo; Giovanni De Gregorio; Yeliz Doker; Marco Almada; Natalia Menéndez González; Francesca Palmiotto; Oreste Pollicino; Andrea Simoncini; Amnon Reichman; Giovanni Sartor; Hans Micklitz

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