Can dialogue be resumed? Debate on how to deal with the institutional blockade between Catalonia and Spain
Presented and moderated by:
Francisco Longo, ESADE Deputy Director General
Carles Campuzano, Spanish Congress of Deputies
José Fernández-Albertos, Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC)
Eva Granados, Catalan Parliament
Carles Campuzano has been a Member of the Spanish Parliament since 1996, serving in the 6th through 12th legislatures. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law and, from 1986 to 1992 worked for the Government of Catalonia’s President’s Office. He also serve as Secretary General (1989-1994) and President (1994-1996) of the Catalan European Democratic Party’s (PDECAT) youth group, Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya. Previously, he was a Member of the Vilanova i la Geltrú Town Hall (1987-1991) and a Representative in the Parliament of Catalonia (1992-1995). Throughout his career, he has promoted various initiatives in the cultural realm and actively collaborates with social projects. He is the President of Fundación Acsar, which focuses on immigration, asylum and sanctuary-related issues. In the current legislature, he has presided over the Integration of People with Disabilities Committee and serves as the Spokesperson for PDECAT in the Congress of Deputies. He is also the Spokesperson for the Toledo Pact Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (on Social Security) as well as Deputy Spokesperson for the Employment and Safety Committee and the Cultural Committee, amongst others.
José Fernández-Albertos is Lead Scientist in the Spanish Scientific Research Council’s (CSIC) Public Policy and Property Institute. He holds an undergraduate degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University. He is a Doctor-Member of the Instituto Juan March and has taught at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), the Instituto de Empresa (IE) and Universidad Carlos III. His research focuses on the intersection between political sociology, comparative politics and international economic policy. The majority of his recent publications address the political consequences of the current economic crisis. He habitually writes for the blog, Piedras de Papel (“Paper Stones) in the online newspaper, www.eldiario.es.
Eva Granados holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Universidad de Barcelona and a Master in Public Administration from ESADE. She is an Expert in the Job Market and Social Dialogue from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in collaboration with the UGT labour union’s Escuela Julián Besteiro. Currently, she is the Secretary of the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) and serves as its Spokesperson in the Catalan Parliament. She is also a Member of the Social and Family Issues Committee.
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