2019 FAES-UCM SUMMER COURSE |
Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the Welfare
Director: Miguel Marín Cózar, economist and consultant
Secretary: Elisa Rodríguez García, FAES Foundation
Coordinator: Yanna G. Franco
Premium partners: FAES Foundation; State Secretariat for the European Union (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation)
FAES Foundation is participating one more year in the Summer Courses that Complutense University and Santander Bank hold in the Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina. The sessions organised by FAES are titled ‘Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the Welfare State’ and they will be inaugurated by the Head of the Foundation, Javier Zarzalejos, on July Monday 1st, and closed by the former Spanish President and FAES President, José María Aznar, on Friday 5th.
FAES is willing to shed light on the debate about the Spanish democracy -consolidated, diverse, modern, and one of the most solid in the world-, as well as about the territorial cohesion, the evolution of the Autonomous Communities, Catalonia’s future, how to maintain the Welfare State model, public-private collaboration, and Europe after Brexit.
In the conferences and the round tables, scholars, analysts and investigators will provide a rigorous diagnose of the current situation ─such as the effects of the economic crisis and of the secessionist challenge in Catalonia, that have reached politicians and institutions and that have questioned the quality of the Spanish democracy─; and they will trigger a deep, diverse and open debate about the amendments suggestions addressed to regenerating the Spanish democracy.
05/07/2019 The president of the CEOE (the Spanish confederation of enterprise organizations), Antonio Garamendi, has participated in the closing ceremony of the 2019 FAES Summer Course, where he has asked for a “stable government in Spain that defends us in Europe and in the world” and for working together all enterprises, citizens and the State for keeping “democracy, cohesion and future of the welfare”.
05/07/2019 José María Aznar has claimed today that “never before as today in our democratic trajectory politics seems less relevant or, if preferred, less productive. This reality highly contrasts the expectations created by the called ‘new politics’”. “It used to be said -he has added- that agreement culture would be promoted, but never as today appeals for general interests have been less echoed, nor have been institutions less taken care of”. In his opinion, “regardless of the moderated positions, most common among the electorate, there is higher levels of radicalism, never known...
The member of the Board of Trustees of the FAES Foundation, Gabriel Elorriaga; the Professor of Constitutional Law, Teresa Freixes, and the Professor of Constitutional Law, José María Castellá have debated the evolution of the Autonomous State, during the fourth day of the Summer Course FAES 2019, in a table moderated by Miguel Marín, director of the course.
04/07/2019 Where is Catalonia headed? was the dialogue between Jordi Canal, professor of history at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and the writer Valentí Puig. The meeting was moderated by Gabriel Elorriaga, a member of the FAES Foundation Board of Trustees.
04/07/2019 On the fourth day of the FAES 2019 Summer Course, Fernando Casal Bertoa, professor at the University of Nottingham, said that "the solution to the rise of populism is in the traditional parties". "We need them to fulfil their programme, to be responsible and transparent, and strong in organisational terms," he said during a conference entitled 'Democratic crisis and populist wave - is there a remedy?
The third day of FAES 2019 Summer Course ended with the dialogue on “Spain in Europe after the Brexit” in which the former minister, Josep Piqué, and the journalist and essayist, Tom Burns, took part. Mira Milósevich. Professor at the Instituto de Empresa, moderated the conversation.
03/07/2019 Subdirector of Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos at Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Belén Becerril, has participated in the 2019 FAES Summer Course in a conference about ‘Europe after Brexit’, in which she has highlighted that “the United Kingdom has made many mistakes and the British have destroyed a precious capital and a special status that they will not recover”. “Brexit is mainly based in a great misunderstanding. British citizens have been tricked: it is impossible for the UK to develop its own trade policies without a physical border”, she asserted.
02/07/2019 ‘How to guarantee the welfare model?’ was the title of the second conference’s closing dialogue of the 2019 FAES Summer Course. Among the participants were José Antonio Herce, associate director of Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI); Fernando Becker, Applied Economics professor from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), and Gregorio Izquierdo, PhD doctor in Economic Science from UNED (Spanish national non-in-person university).
02/07/2019 The programmes’ secretary of PP, Mario Garcés, and chairman of IE Center for Transport Economics & Infrastructure Management, Julio Gómez-Pomar, have discussed about ‘Public-private collaboration in the Welfare model’ moderated by the associate professor of the Public Law Department at Eversheds Sutherland, Alberto Dorrego. Some of the issues debated have been: the actual scope of the concept ‘public private collaboration’, PPC; the confusing public debate about privatisations; and the incentives and risks system that regulates the relation between public administrations and...
02/07/2019 The former minister of Economy Román Escolano has participated today in the second conference of the 2019 FAES Summer Course, where he has highlighted that “the big current challenges of the Welfare State are sufficiency, sustainability, and debt increase”, and he has assured that “Western societies have reached their top public spending, and it is necessary to decide where to direct it, how much spending we can afford and how to finance it”.
01/07/2019 The first conference of the 2019 FAES Summer Course has ended with the dialogue about ‘Democratic quality’ among the professor from Universidad del País Vasco, Francisco Llera; the head of Instituto Juan de Mariana, Eduardo Fernández Luiña, and the professor from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Jorge del Palacio, moderated by the professor from Universidad Carlos III Javier Redondo.
01/07/2019 Pablo Casado has opened the 2019 FAES Summer Course, where he has assured that “his task and his party’s is very clear: to rebuild the right pillar of our system. Also, to show the left pillar its reconstruction path, encouraging them to do so”. “I will always be willing to help in this exhaustive task which is the truly important one. Nevertheless, I will not cooperate, nor actively nor passively, for PSOE to keep the same path”, he has claimed.
01/07/2019 José María Aznar, has claimed this morning that “from the institutional perspective it is logical” that who opts to be a candidate for becoming the president, “must have kind of a well-founded idea of which will be the majority he should rely on”. “Which is not institutionally logical is to blame on others your own responsibility of achieving that majority, nor to demand free support, nor to claim at the same time a ‘wide’ electoral victory as you threat with new elections”, he has assured.
20/06/2019 FAES Foundation will hold from the 1st to the 5th of July the XVI edition of its Summer Course, which is titled ‘Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the welfare state’, and it will be celebrated among the courses held by the Universidad Complutense and the Banco Santander, in the Madrilenian town of San Lorenzo del Escorial. FAES Summer Course will be open on Monday 1st by the President of the Partido Popular, Pablo Casado, and closed on Friday 5th by the former President of the Spanish government and FAES President, José María Aznar.
Avance del Curso FAES 2019
26.06.19 | Miguel Marín
Apertura del Curso de Verano FAES 2019
01.07.19 | José María Aznar
Inauguración del Curso de Verano FAES 2019
01.07.19 | Pablo Casado
01.07.19 | F. Llera, E. Fernández Luiña, J, del Palacio y J. Redondo
Estado del Bienestar y Sociedad del Bienestar
02.07.19 | Román Escolano
Colaboración público-privada en el modelo de bienestar
02.07.19 | Mario Garcés, Julio Gómez-Pomar y Alberto Dorrego
¿Cómo asegurar el modelo de bienestar?
02.07.19 | J.A.Herce, F. Becker y G. Izquierdo
‘Europa después del Brexit’
03.07.19 | Belén Becerril
España en la Europa después del Brexit
03.07.19 | Josep Piqué y Tom Burns
Crisis democrática y ola populista: ¿hay algún remedio?
04.07.19 | Fernando Casal Bertoa
Curso FAES 2019.- ¿Hacia dónde va Cataluña?
04.07.19 | Valentí Puig y Jordi Canal
Curso FAES 2019.- Evolución del Estado Autonómico
04.07.19 | Gabriel Elorriaga, Teresa Freixes y Josep María Castellá
Clausura Curso de Verano FAES 2019
05.07.19 | José María Aznar
Clausura Curso de Verano FAES 2019
05.07.19 | Antonio Garamendi