The Barcelona Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation
«Enhancing Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation»
Barcelona; March 22th — 25th, 2018
The recent Catalan dispute, highlighted in the latest regional election, on December 21st, 2017 demonstrated once again the urgent need for ongoing constructive dialogue in order to achieve and maintain lasting cross-regional cooperation both within and between countries.
Currently in Europe, one can see an unstable situation which is highlighted with the following examples: the Ukrainian ongoing crisis, the Russian European relation, NATO issues, the political and civil situation in Bosnia & Herzegovina, the migration dispute within the EU headed by Hungary and Poland, the Brexit, the Scottish independence aspirations, the growing separatist’s calls in Italy, the new formed nationalist government in Austria and on the other hand the call for “the United Sates of Europe” of the German Social Democratic party.
The above mentioned conflicts and transitions can be observed, not only in Europe, but in almost all continents and in many States around the globe, taking the forms of both peaceful local disputes as well as violent conflicts. It is therefore absolutely necessary that ongoing dialogues on all political levels and in both old and in new forms should be established and performed.
The Barcelona Summit 2018 aims to analyze and debate those important developments in order to demonstrate best practices to enhance cross & transcontinental cooperation.
Distinguished Confirmed Speakers (among others):
— The Hon. President Artur Mas i Gavarró (Former President of Catalonia)
— Nigel Farage (Member of the European Parliament)
— Antonio Caño Barranco (Director, El País)
— Sen. José Ramón Bauzá Díaz (Former President, Balearic Islands; Member of the Spanish Senate)
— Sen. Manuel Guillermo Altava Lavall (Member of the Spanish Senate; President, Commision of Justice Spanish Senate)
— Sen. María del Mar del Pino Julios Reyes (Member of the Spanish Senate)
— Sen. Laura Castel i Fort (Member of the Spanish Senate)
— MP Rita Gertrudis Bosaho Gori (Member of the Spanish Parliament)
— MP Carlota Merchán Mesón (Member of the Spanish Parliament)
— H.E. Amb. Masood Khalili (Ambassador of Afghanistan in Spain)
— The Hon. Celia Cánovas Essard (Member of the Spanish Senate)
— The Hon. Oksana Dramaretska (Consul General of Ukraine in Barcelona)
— The Hon. Peter Rondorf (General Consul of Germany in Barcelona)
— The Hon. Josep Lluis Rovira i Escubós (Honorary Consul of Estonia in Barcelona; Former President of PIMEC)
— The Hon. Bruno Ryff (Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Barcelona)
— Prof. Augusto Soto (Director, Dialogue with China Project; Professor, ESADE Business School)
— Prof. Milagros Álvarez Verdugo (Professor, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona)
— Prof. Dr. Carles Castellanos (Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)