Workshop on participatory democracy

Events / Fri 11 May 2018

This workshop aims has a double objective; firstly, to demonstrate that political claims for more regional autonomy, decentralisation and devolution are widespread in Europe, and secondly, to discuss potential decentralisation models using the Spanish constitutional arrangement as a case study.


11 May 2018 / Valencia

Opening remarks
  • Josep Vall, Coppieters Foundation
Panel I - Devolution models in Europe

Interventions by:

  • Andre Fazi; University of Corsica.
  • Emilie Van Haute; Université Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Oscar Mazzoleni; Lausanne University.
  • Nicola McEwen; Edinburgh University.
16:00 - Panel II - Decentralisation in Spain, constitutional arrangements for Valencia.

Roundtable with:

  • Valencia minister Manuel Alcaraz
  • Alba Nogueira; University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Rubén Pérez; University of Seville
  • Gemma Geis; University of Girona

Moderation by

  • Laia Mas; Fundació Nexe.
Panel III - Workshop on the botanic proposal (for a new statute of autonomy)

Roundtable with:

  • Maria José Ferrer.  Partit Popular/ European Peoples Party
  •  Zulima Pérez. PSPV – PSOE / S&D
  • Fran Ferri. Compromís / Greens-EFA
  • Antonio Estañ. Podem / GUE
  •  Emigdio Tormo. Ciudadanos / ALDE

12 May 2018 / Valencia

Panel IV - Constitutional reform from the progressive stateless nations.

Roundtable with:

  • TBC; Chunta Aragonesista
  • Joan Pau Jorda; Més per Mallorca.
  • Rubén Cela; Bloque Nacionalista Galego.
  • Àgueda Micó; Compromís.

Moderation by

  • Gonçal Grau, Nexe Foundation.

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When: Friday 11th of May 2018, from 10:30 to 20:00 & Saturday 12th of May 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00
Where: Col·legi Major Rector Peset de la Universitat de València, Valencia.


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This conference is a joint initiative of the Fundacio Nexe and Coppieters Foundation.

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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.

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