Held at the Complejo Cultural Residencial Fray Luis de León Aznar and Cospedal Open the 2013 FAES Campus


    _ Mariano Rajoy will close the Campus on Sunday July 7

    _ The FAES report "Una reforma fiscal para el crecimiento y el empleo" will be launched on July 2

    _ With the contributions of more than 60 first-level scholars, politicians, intellectuals and analysts

The former Prime Minister and president of the FAES Foundation, José María Aznar, has opened the tenth edition of the FAES Campus, celebrated for the first time in the town of Guadarrama. The secretary-general of the Partido Popular and president of Castilla-La Mancha, María Dolores de Cospedal also took the floor at the opening session. |Read María Dolores de Cospedal's Speech (in Spanish)| |Read the program of the 2013 FAES Campus|


Directed by FAES Secretary General, Javier Zarzalejos, the Campus will become, once again, a gathering devoted to study and analyse the most important ideas under discussion in the world and Spain today. The Economics course has started after the opening session, with the title 'Reforms for an economy on its way to recovery', led by FAES Director of Economics and Public Policies, Miguel Marin. The sessions, to be held on July 1 and 2, will analyse the keys to achieve the recovery of Spanish economy after the stabilisation process and debate the discuss reforms that could give our economy a greater flexibility. The new FAES report on tax reform will also be launched on Tuesday, July 2, titled "Una reforma fiscal para el crecimiento y el empleo". In it, FAES exhorts a greater equity and efficiency and a maximum reduction of the current system's distortions with the aim of increasing the chances of growth of the Spanish economy.


After the opening, the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Jose Manuel Soria, addressed in his conference Europe's re-industrialisation goal.

In the afternoon, at 16:30 pm, it was the turn of the round table 'The European monetary policy and the role of the ECB', which was attended by the President of the Official Credit Institute, Roman Escolano; Professor Emeritus at the University of Cologne Juergen Donges; and IE Business School lecturer Fernando Fernandez.At 18:00 pm, the Secretary of State for Energy, Alberto Nadal, will deliver a lecture entitled 'A new energy framework for Spain'.

The course will include the participation of other economic and political figures such as the Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz; the president of the CEOE, Juan Rosell; the Professor of Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics, Luis Garicano; the President of the Business Forum at IE Business School, José María Fidalgo; and the President of the Committee on Finance and Public Administration of the House of Representatives, Gabriel Elorriaga; among others.


The International course will take place the 3rd and the 4th of July with the title 'A new Atlantic relationship', directed by Cayetana Alvarez de Toledo, head of the International Department of FAES. The discussion will focus on issues such as the opening of negotiations in order to create a free trade area between Europe and the U.S., Europe's challenge of before the crisis of well-being and political disaffection, the importance of the Rule of Law and its regression in some Latin American countries and the defence of human rights as a democratic thermometer of the Arab transitions.

Finally, the course 'Elements of State Reform' will take place on July 5 and 6, organised by FAES director of Constitution and Institutions, Ignacio Astarloa, which will seek to analyse institutional reform, the strengthening the rule of law, the territorial organisation of the State, regional funding, and the defeat of terrorism and the preservation of memory.

Secretaria de Estado de Cooperación Internacional y para Iberoamérica