Informations and abstract
Keywords: regional autonomy, evaluation of public policy, principle of subsidiarity.
This paper is not intended to enter into the political debate on whether more forms and conditions of autonomy should be granted to ordinary Regions but rather to stimulate methodological reflection. Indeed, according to a constitutional perspective, a real improvement of the principle of subsidiarity, differentiation and appropriateness as well as the related personalist principle stems from the way in which Regions show to be able to exploit their legislative room of manoeuvre. In this last respect, it is their ability to gather information, plan and evaluate public policies that comes at stake, as well as the supportive role of participatory channels. Consequently, following this procedural method, the capability of Regions to identify and satisfy the needs of their community and territory will perform better, allowing Regions to strengthen and justify their differentiation.