Democracy That Delivers

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Democracy and Humand Rights in Decline? A Call to Action • Florence, Italy • 24-25 November 2014
A Policy Dialogue organized by the Club de Madrid & the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights


Club de Madrid, Florence, NGD


Venue Information


The 2014 Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue: Democracy and Human Rights in Decline? A call to action will be hosted at the European University Institute in Florence.


The EUI opened its doors to its first 70 researchers in 1976. Over nearly 40 years the Institute has grown to incorporate academics from across the globe, spanning borders and staying true to its mission laid down in the 1970s: To “foster the advancement of learning in fields which are of particular interest for the development of Europe”.

Reflecting the growth of the European Union, the Institute now has 21 member states: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Address: Via Roccettini, 9, 50014 Fiesole Firenze, Italy. Phone number: +39 055 46851

EUI webpage:





Hotel Information

 If you would like to check the rates and book a room, please complete the form (pdf) and send it to Laura Bessi . Please kindly note the rates are guaranteed until the 1st of October.




Vicolo dell'Oro, 6R, 50123 Firenze, Italia
+39 055 27262

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Vicolo dell'Oro, 5, 50123 Firenze, Italia
+39 055 27263

Hotel Website

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Borgo San Jacopo, 14, 50125 Firenze, Italia
+39 055 27261


Hotel Website



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Visa Information

Please check if you need a visa to entry Italy.

If you do, please apply for it on time to avoid travel and entry problems. Note that Italy follows the European schengen rules. 



Florence International Airport is located 15 km (approximately 20 minutes) from the old quarters. To learn more about the airport facilities please visit Florence Airport at:


Ground Transportation

There are several ways to reach the reach the city center of Florence.

We suggest taking a taxi from the airport. Taxis are stationed in front of the terminal or can be called by radio taxi. Phone +39.055.4242 / 4390 / 4499 / 4798 - 055.2001326. Taxi journey time from the airport to Florence city center is about 15 minutes.




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Travel Agency


If you plan to use an agency to assist with booking your travel to the event, you can contact the Florencetown travel agency.


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Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities. Giotto’s frescoes, Michelangelo’s David, canvases by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and a host of other greats in the Uffizi Gallery. There’s so much exquisite art and architecture, it is difficult to know where to start. But Florence is also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene, and a lively cultural atmosphere that goes beyond old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art. Handsome, historic, full of quirky shops and quality crafts, and close to the vine-covered hills of Chianti, it’s one of Europe’s most civilized long weekend destinations.

With so much to see and do in Florence it can be hard to know where to begin. Florencetown travel agency is dedicated to helping ensure that you are able to see more, in less time and at the most competitive price available. They have put together a range of tour packages that last from half-day to full-day and feature an array of popular destination including: A Tuscany tour, the Chianti wine region and much more. You can check their website:

Language: Italian is the official language, with different dialects being spoken in different regions. German is spoken in the South Tyrol and French is spoken in all areas bordering France.

Currency: The Euro is the official currency of Italy.

Electrical Outlets: Electricity in Italy, as in the rest of Europe, comes out of the wall socket at 220 volts alternating at a 50 cycles per second. It is recommended that you bring your own adapter or purchase one before travelling if need it.

Weather / Climate: Weather in Florence and Tuscany is generally pretty mild but Florence's location in a valley makes temperatures vary from other areas in Tuscany. The warmest months are generally July and August, while June and September are both nice with warm weather without it being too hot. Keep in mind that in August many Italians escape the heat of the city - outside of the historical center, a large number of businesses including shops and restaurants close down for at least two weeks if not the entire month. The coolest months are December and January, with January being a bit cooler.November is the month with the most precipitation on average but October, December, March and April also generally have a good amount of rain.You can check the current weather in the following webpage:





For any logistics Information please be so kind to contact : Maria Romero/Irene Sánchez at Phone: +34 911548230 / +34 607 694 366




Club de Madrid
Palacio del Marqués de Cañete. Calle Mayor, 69, Planta 1, 28013 Madrid - Spain
Tel +34 911 548 230 Fax +34 911 548 240