World Conflicts from the perspective of the peoples’collective rights

Events / 02.2.11

World social forum


The Centre Maurits Coppieters takes part in the debate “World Conflicts from the perspective of the peoples’collective rights” within the framework of the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar.

This edition the Forum is divided in 12 thematic axes of debate. Axis 12 for the inter-learning of alternative paradigms for the crisis of hegemonic civilization hosts a series of conferences organized by the Network for the Collective Rights of Peoples. 8 February 2011, during the 3rd day of debates in the Forum Mr. Xabier Macias (President of CMC) will introduce elements for an analysis of armored and political conflict integrating the dimension of collective rights. He will share opinions and options for peace with other researchers and activists from Europe and Africa and a Delegation headed by EFA Member of the European Parliament Mr. Oriol Junqueras.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Soraya Sough. Pro-Amazigh activist.
  • Xabier Macias. Centre Maurits Coppieters
  • Mehmet Yuksel. Kurdish Network
  • Roberto Espinoza. Lider of “Pueblo Maya” / Ubuntu Network
  • Rafael Reig. Intersindical Valenciana


  • Carles Riera. CIEMEN’s Vice-president.

For more information:

Download CMC President Xabier Macias’ CMC Intervention

Download the Full program (in English, Spanish, French and Catalan) of the Space for Collective Rights: In Axis 12 of the World Social Forum 2011.

Media inguieries can be adressed to: | +32 02513 7224 | or download the press release.

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These conference is a joint inciative of the Centre Maurits Coppieters, Fundacion Galiza Sempre and the European Free Alliance, financially supported by the European Parliament.