The Centre of Inter-departmental Research for Political-Constitutional Studies and Comparative Legislation (CRISPEL), which was created in 2003 and is now named after its founder Giorgio Recchia, was set up at the University of Roma Tre by the present Departments of Law and Political Science -which recently joined the Departments of Economics and Science Education- with the aim of promoting study and research in the political-constitutional field and in comparative legislation, to assist the work of public, private, international, European and Italian institutions.