• Minorities and migrations

    February 2017

    The conference entitled Migrations and Cultural and Linguistic Minorities in Europe was held in the Bizkaia Hall in Bilbao on 26 May 2016. It was organised by the Ezkerraberri foundation, EHUgune and Centre Maurits Coppieters. This paper gathers the most relevant contributions, thoughts and...

  • The situation of refugee women in Europe

    January 2017

    Since 2015, the situation of refugees in Europe has become one of the main issues in Europe’s political agenda and at a global scale. Protocols to handle influx, basic rights and integration of refugees have been thoroughly scrutinized and put into question in numerous occasions. Yet, NGOs on the...

  • Alex Salmond receives Coppieters award

    December 2016

    Yesterday, 14 December 2016, Centre Maurits Coppieters foundation recognised Alex Salmond MP, Scottish National Party (SNP) International Affairs Spokesperson, at an award ceremony in Brussels for his service to Scotland and Europe.

  • Europe: A Dream & A Project

    July 2016

    Former MEP, Bernat Joan, the author of this paper, intends to reflect on something that is still under construction (and probably still at an early stage): European citizenship, with a liberal, open and free-thinking approach. He focuses on his own experiences and intuitions, as if thinking aloud.

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Mar 24 2017

Anna Zobnina to discuss “From Conflict to Peace: Refugees & Refugee Women in EU Policy and Action”

Mar 02 2017

Registration open for Coppieters Academy on minority rights in a changing Europe

Feb 28 2017

“Societies develop when they have inclusive political & economic institutions,” Marta Rovira at #CoppietersAwards

Feb 27 2017

“Emergence of the democratic right to self-determination is more alive than ever,” Daniel Turp on #CoppietersAwards

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The Emergence of a Democratic Right to self-determinatio...

To determine their political status, peoples have chosen to involve their populations...


Size of States, efficiency and equality: Successful case...

The growth in inequality in OECD countries has a long history, and...


Democracy and European Emerging Values

Centre Maurtis Coppieters and the European Free Alliance youth have compiled texts...


A Quality Democracy for a New State

“A Quality Democracy for a New State” is the most recent study...