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Xabier Macias, President of Coppieters Foundation

Welcome to the Coppieters Foundation. Since its birth back in 2007 – thanks to the sponsorship of the European Free Alliance and the financial support of the European Parliament – we have opened a door for discussion and debate about many ideas often forgotten in standard political agendas.

With the focus on the respect for national, cultural and linguistic diversity in the European Union and its Member States, and the principles of democracy, self-determination and subsidiarity, we work to investigate, promote, publish, archive, and debate everything related to management of diversity throughout Europe.

Coppieters Foundaiton is a non-profit organization. It has 12 full members and 5 associated members covering 8 different European countries. On the one hand, it develops its own activities, and on the other, it is the point of exchange where foundations and organizations come together to share information about their activities, best practices, experiences and projects.

Maurits Coppieters was a prominent Fleming and European politician who advocated for the right to self-determination in the EU. He was one of the founders of the European political party EFA and a Member of the European Parliament, but for a long time he also worked as a teacher and lawyer, hoping to build bridges and share progressive values. That is precisely the example that Coppieters Foundation hopes to set.

Xabier Macias
President of the Coppieters Foundation