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International Conference for Participative Democracy and Social Rights

International Conference for Participative Democracy and Social Rights

INTRODUCTION

The “International Meeting for Participative Democracy and Social Rights” held in Málaga, 11-13 Deceber, 2014, is organised by the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens, is supported by Transform! Europe, and enjoys the collaboration of the Secretary of State for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

The objective of the meeting is to discuss ideas and share experiences between social, political, and cultural activists, and with members of local and regional governments, to promote the extensión of participative democracy and social rights to local and regional institutions. In attendance will be experts from France, Germany, Portugal, and Cuba, who will help us to improve the ongoing training of our members.

 LODGING INFORMATION

We will provide lodging Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th and meals the 11th, 12th, and 13th of December. We will not cover transportation costs.

There are a limited number of placements. Applications will be accepted by geographical location and order of application.

To sign up, fill out the attached form and send it to:

director@fundacioneuropadelosciudadanos.eu

 

Download the application form: Form as PDF 

 

PROGRAMME

International Meeting for Participative Democracy and Social Rights

Thursday, 11 December

Institute of Port Studies. Paseo de la Farola. Málaga

18:30 Public Function/Opening

“For Participative Democracy and Social Rights”

Presenter: Jaime Aja. Director of the FEC.

  • José María González, President of the FEC
  • José Antonio Chamizo, ex State Commissioner of Andalucía
  • Nelson Dias, Coordinator of Participatory Budget Portugal
  • Antonio Maillo, General Coordinator of the United Left in Andalucía

 

Friday, 12 December

Inturjoven Hostel. Plaza Pío XII, 6. Málaga

 

10:00 Roundtable: “Social rights at a crossroads: the crisis of recentralisation and liberalisation of public services”

Presenter: Jaime Aja, Director of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens

  • Adoración Guamán, Professor of Labour Law at the University of Valencia
  • Jesús Iglesias, senator and manager of the Autonomous Communities of the United Left

 

12:00 Roundtable: “Participative democracy and budgets: a quarter centry of democratic hope”

Presenters: Jaime Aja, Director of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens

  • Nelson Dias, Coordinator of Participatory Budget Portugal
  • Juan Valdés Paz, Cuban sociologist and writer
  • Toni Morillas, Provincial Representative in Málaga
  • Manuela Fernández, General Director of Participation and Volunteering of the regional government of Andalucía

 

16:00 Panel of experiences “Participateve management of public services and social rights”

Presenters: José María González, President of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens

  • José Manuel Luque, ex Technical Secretary of the Forum of Portoalegre (FAL Network)
  • Magali Giovannangeli, President of “Water of the Hills”, Region of d’Auabagne (France)

 

19:00 Public Function “Citizenry, social movements, and local power: allied for the democratic revolution?”

Presenters: José María González, President of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens

  • Antonio Zurita, Director of the Andalusian Municipalities for International Solidarity Fund
  • Adoración Guamán, Professor of Labour Law at the University of Valencia

 

Saturday, 13 December

Provincial Civic Center. Avda. de los Guindos. Málaga

10:00 Panel of experiences: “Local and supra-local experiences of participative democracy”

Presenters: Jaime Aja, Director of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens

  • Felicitas Weck, expert on participative democracy and local politics, consultant for the Group of the Left in the Bundestag
  • Nelson Dias, Coordinator of Participatory Budget Portugal

 

12:00 Constitution of the network of local and regional authorities for participative democracy and social rights 

Presenters: Jaime Aja, Director of the Foundation for a Europe of the Citizens

  • Juan Valdés Paz, Cuban sociologist and writer
  • Enrique Pablo Centella, Director of the Andalusian Agency of International Cooperation

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