Jul

01

2017

Peoples of Europe: A democratic response to Free Trade Agreements - A Coruna (Galiza)

Fundación Galiza Sempre and Centre Maurits Coppieters organise a one day seminar on the role of free trade areas on Today’s societies. Are FTA compatible with national sovereignty or even Democracy?

PROGRAM: 

MORNING SESSION

10:30 – Opening address

  • Francisco Jorquera. President of  Fundación Galiza Sempre.
  • Xabier Macías. President of Centre Maurits Coppieters.

10:40 – Lecture: The dismantling of Welfare States

Chair:

  • Francisco Jorquera. President of  Fundación Galiza Sempre.

Speaker:

  • Dr. h.c. mult. Josep Fontana i Lázaro. Professor Emeritus at Pompeu Fabra Univeristy (UPF).

11:15 – Lecture: Free Trade Agreements, generating poverty and inequality in the last phase of Capitalism.

Chair:

  • Goretti Sanmartín Rei. Filology Professor at Coruña University (UdC) & Vicepresident of  Deputación da Coruña.

Speaker:

  • Andrés Piqueras Infante. Sociology and antropology Professor at Jaume I Univeristy & researcher at Observatorio Internacional de la Crisis.

12:30 – Roundtable: How Free Trade Agreements restrain development of Europe’s peoples and stateless nations.

Moderator:

  • Ana Miranda. Former Member of the European Parliament for BNG & Vice-President of Fundación Galiza Sempre.

Speakers:

  • Ana Pontón. President of BNG.
  • Adolfo Araiz. EH-Bildu Parliamentary Spokesperson.
  • Jordí Solé. Member of the European Parliament for ERC.
  • Helen Ryckamns. Member of the Wallonia Parliament for Ecolo.
  • Gael Simon. International affairs correspondant for UDB.
  • Pádraig MacLochlainn. Sinn Féin Senator.

 

EVENING SESSION

17:00 – Lecture: The impact of Free Trade Agreements on Latin American societies.

Chair:

  • Elvira Souto Presedo. Writter and activist.

Speaker:

  • Adrián Sotelo Valencia. Sociology professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

18:00 – Lecture: Europe’s role on plundering of occupied Western Sahara’s resources.

Chair:

  • Xosé Manuel Carril. Labour law Professor at Coruña University (UdC).

Speaker:

  • Side M. Omar. Guest professor at Jaume I University & Diplomat for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Polisario Front.

19: 00 – Peoples of Europe: A Democratic response to Free Trade Agreements.

Chair:

  • Xosé Luís Armesto. Physics and Chemistry professor & Chief academic officer at Coruña University (UdC)  (2012-2016).

Speakers:

  • María do Carme García Negro. Applied Economics Professor Ad Honorem at Santiago de Compostela University (USC).

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Practicalities:

When: Saturday 1st July  2017

Where:

Paraninfo da Universidade da Coruña

Rúa da Maestranza, 9

15001 A Coruña, Galiza.

RSVP:

RSVP not required, free access

Press:

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This seminar is a joint initiative of Fundacion Galiza Sempre and 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.