Book presentation: The Catalan Process: Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Democracy in the 21st Century

Events / Fri 08 Dec 2017 11:00

The event will bring together leading experts and authors to present their new book on recent political developments  in Catalonia. They will sketch out how democracy, sovereignty and statism interact in the 21st century and the ways in which the process goes beyond the Spanish-Catalan context.


11:00 Opening remarks

Günther Dauwen, Secretary General of the Centre Maurits Coppieters

11:10 Panel discussion

  • Toni Comín, Health minister, Catalan Government
  • Helder De Schutter, KU Leuven
  • Joan Vergés, Girona University
  • Peter A. Kraus, Augsburg University

12:00 Q&A
12:25 Closing remarks


When: Friday 8th December 2017, from 11:00 to 12:30
Where: Brussels Media Centre, Centre Maurits Coppieters, 3rd floor, Boomkwekerijstraat 1, Brussels


The event will be in English and French. No interpretation.


Do you plan to attend? Please RSVP via No registration fees.

Get involved:

Give us your opinion and share this information at or via Twitter @IdeasForEurope.


Media inquiries can be addressed to or via Twitter @IdeasForEurope

. . .

This Conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

. . .

This conference is a joint initiative of Centre Maurits Coppieters, Càtedra Ferrater Mora and the University of Girona.