Managing Territorial Sovereignty Disputes in Europe

International seminar on conflict resolution and territorial disputes.

Events / Sat 21 May 2022


21 May

09:30 - 9:50
Opening Session
10:00 to 11:15
Presentation of the Protocol on Territorial Sovereignty Disputes in Europe: Best Practices and Proposals for Resolution. Contents and Key Points of the Document


  • Beatriz Akizu. Eusko Ikaskuntza – Basque Studies Society
  • Mario Zubiaga. University of the Basque Country
  • Jaume López. Pompeu Fabra University
  • Zelai Nikolas. Lawyer for the Basque Parliament


  • Xosé Manuel Carril (Moderator). Professor of Law at the University of A Coruña
11:30 to 12:30
Grassroots Movements and the Struggle for Sovereignty


  • Pello Urzelai. Gure Esku (Basque Country)
  • María Xosé Bravo. Vía Galega (Galiza)
  • Maggie Lennon. Women for Independence (Scotland)
  • Anton Burel. Dibab (Brittany)


  • Breixo Lousada.  Head of Social Movements for the Galizan Nationalist Bloc (BNG)
Advocating the Rights of the Peoples in Europe: Guarantees and Alternatives


  • Ana Miranda. Spokesperson for the BNG in the European Parliament
  • Meritxell Serret. Member of the Catalan Parliament for ERC and former Head of the Catalan Delegation before the European Union.
  • Martina Anderson. Head of European Affairs for Sinn Féin
  • Igor Zulaika.  Head of Political Direction and International Relations for EH Bildu


When: 21 May  2022 at 09:00 (CET)
Where: Hotel Palacio do Carme. Rúa das Oblatas, S/N, 15703 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña


Translation to/from French and English to Galician will be provided


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This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions of the speakers.

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This is a joint event of Coppieters Foundation and Fundación Galiza Sempre. With the academic support of Eursko Ikaskunza.

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