The Centre for International Studies (CEI), in collaboration with the “la Caixa” Foundation, is holding the conference ‘Catalonia and the European Union’ as part of the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of Spain’s integration into the then European Communities. The conference will look at both what this integration has meant, and may continue to mean, for Catalonia in terms of economic, political and social progress and development, and the options for the continuity of this integration in the context of the current political situation in Catalonia.




5:30 pm. Opening remarks
- Mr Antoni Millet, director, CEI International Affairs
- Mr Amadeu Altafaj, Permanent Representative of the Catalan Government’s Delegation to the EU
- Mr Alejandro Abellán, Director General for Coordination of Common Policies and General EU Affairs, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC)

5:45 pm. Panel discussion: Present and Future of the Catalan Economy in the EU
Moderated by: Mr Josep Mª Cervera, Corporate Development Director, CEI
- Dr Juan Tugores, full professor of Economics, University of Barcelona
- Mr Xavier Ferrer, economist and political scientist, President of the Catalan Council of the European Movement
- Mr Andreu Missé, journalist and editor, Alternativas Económicas

7 pm. Coffee break

7:15 pm. Panel discussion; The EU and the Current Political Situation in Catalonia
Moderated by: Dr Xavier Pons Rafols, full professor of International Public Law, University of Barcelona.
- Dr Francina Esteve, tenured professor of International Public Law, University of Girona, and member of the Advisory Board, Transición Nacional.
- Dr Alfredo Galán, professor (accredited full professor) of Administrative Law, University of Barcelona
- Dr Alfons González Bondia, tenured professor of International Public Law, Rovira i Virgili University (URV)
- Dr Teresa Freixes, full professor of Constitutional Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona

8:30 pm. End of conference

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