The Right to Decide

Events / 17.10.14

The Fundació Josep Irla togethet together with The Centre Maurits Coppieters have launched a joint study by professors Jaume Lopez and Josep Maria Vilajosana on the Right to Decide  and how its political implications for the EU.

The Conference, follwed by an international roundtable of current and former MEPs,  was scheduled as follows:

Keynote Speakers and schedule

08:45 – Accreditation

09:15 – Welcome word

• Josep Huguet, President of Josep Irla Foundation

09:30 – Introducing Conference “The right of Catalonua to decide its future”

•  Ramon Cotarelo, Political Sciences Professor of UNED

•  Chair: Josep Bargalló, Vice-President of Josep Irla Foundation

10:00 – Presentation Academic Study “Democratic Quality for a new State”

• Jaume López, Professor of Political Sciences at UPF

• Josep Maria Vilajosana, Dean of Law Faculty of UPF

• Chair: Josep Vall, Director of Josep Irla Foundation

11:00 – Coffee Break

11:15 – Round-Table “Right to decide: bases to examine democracy in the EU”

• François Alfonsi, MEP of PNC, President of European Free Alliance

•Jill Evans, MEP of Plaid Cymru

• Ana Miranda, secretary of International Politics of BNG

• Josep-Maria Terricabras, MEP Esquerra Republicana

• Moderator: Günther Dauwen, Secretary of Centre Maurits Coppieters

12:30 – Closing Conference “The decision process in the XXI century”

• Jason Sorens, Professor of Political Sciences at Darmouth College

• Chair: Jordi Solé, Secretary-General of European Free Alliance

13:15 – Closure

• Marta Rovira, Secretary General of Esquerra Republicana

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When: Friday 17th October 2014

Where: Barcelona – The Mirador, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

Address: Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona

Interpretation: English

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This seminar is an initiative of Fundació Josep Irla in cooperation with the Centre Maurits Coppieters.

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