2019 FAES-UCM SUMMER COURSE |
Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the Welfare

(July, 1 to 5)

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.



Garamendi: “We want a stable Government in Spain that defends us in Europe and in the world”

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”.

“Never before as today politics seems less relevant, which contrasts with the expectations of the ‘new politics’”

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...

Evolution of the Autonomous State

04/07/2019

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.

¿Hacia dónde va Cataluña?

04/07/2019 ¿Hacia dónde va Cataluña? ha sido el diálogo que han mantenido el profesor de Historia en la Escuela de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales de París, Jordi Canal, y el escritor, Valentí Puig. Ha moderado el encuentro Gabriel Elorriaga, miembro del Patronato de la Fundación FAES.

Fernando Casal Bertoa: "La solución al auge del populismo está en los partidos tradicionales”

04/07/2019 En la cuarta jornada del Curso de Verano FAES 2019, el profesor titular en la Universidad de Nottingham, Fernando Casal Bertoa, ha asegurado que "la solución al auge del populismo está en los partidos tradicionales". "Necesitamos que cumplan su programa, que sean responsables y transparentes, y fuertes en términos organizativos", ha afirmado durante una coferencia titulada 'Crisis democrática y ola populista ¿hay algún remedio?'.

Spain in Europe after the Brexit

03/07/2019

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.

Belén Becerril: “The United Kingdom has destroyed a precious capital and a special status in the UE that it won’t recover”

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.

How to guarantee the welfare model?

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).

Public private collaboration in the welfare model

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...

Román Escolano: “Having reached the top public spending, there are political decisions to be made”

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”.

Spain: democratic quality

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.

“My task and my party’s is to rebuild the right pillar of our system and to show the path for the reconstruction of the left one”

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.

Aznar: “It is not institutionally logical to blame on others your own responsibility of achieving the majority nor to demand free support”

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.

Pablo Casado opens 2019 FAES Summer Course, dedicated to Spain this year

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.

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Curso FAES 2019 Apertura José María Aznar
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Evolución del Estado Autonómico
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'¿Hacia dónde va Cataluña?'
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Fernando Casal Bertoa | Crisis democrática y ola populista: ¿hay algún remedio?
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'España en la Europa después del Brexit'
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Belén Becerril | 'Europa después del Brexit'
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'¿Cómo asegurar el modelo de bienestar?'
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'Colaboración público privada en el modelo de bienestar'
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Román Escolano | ‘Estado del Bienestar y Sociedad del Bienestar’
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'España: Calidad democrática'
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Curso FAES 2019 Inauguración Pablo Casado
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Clausura Curso de Verano FAES 2019

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

Calidad democrática

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