July 1st-5th, at Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina, headquarters of UCM summer courses Pablo Casado opens 2019 FAES Summer Course, dedicated to Spain this year


    _ José María Aznar will close it on Friday 5th

    _ ‘Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the welfare state’ is the title of the XVI FAES Summer Course

    _ Scholars, analysts and researchers will trigger a deep and plural dialogue about the quality condition of the Spanish democracy and its institutions

    _ Román Escolano, Antonio Garamendi, Francisco Llera, Jordi Canal, Mira Milosevich, Josep Piqué and Tom Burns are among the speakers of the Course

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.

The conferences organised by FAES will be held from Monday 1st to Friday 5th of July at Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina (Paseo de los Alamillos, 2. San Lorenzo de El Escorial). FAES, which has continuously celebrated academic programmes from the summer of 2004, wants to analyse this time the actual quality condition of the Spanish democracy and its institutions, and some subsidiary issues, such as the territorial cohesion, the evolution of the Autonomous State, Catalonia’s direction, and how to assure the welfare state model. The necessary public-private collaboration and the future of Europe after Brexit will also be debated.

Deep, plural and open debate
2019 FAES Summer Course ‘Spain: democratic quality, cohesion and future of the welfare state’ sessions, directed by the economist Miguel Marín, will trigger a deep, plural and open debate about the Spanish democracy, which is consolidated, plural, modern and one of the most trustworthy of the world; even though it has been damaged by the economic and value crisis, the corruption issues and the secessionist challenge of Catalonia. Its good quality condition has been challenged due to the disrepute of the politicians and the institutions and, as a result, several reform suggestions have followed in order to regenerate the Spanish democracy.

In these conferences, FAES wants to fill in the gaps and the lack of rigor of many arguments that have been used in the debate about the current situation of the Spanish democracy. It will start by implementing a rigorous debate of the current situation, with the collaboration of recognised scholars, analysts and researchers who, for five days, will participate in the conferences and round tables.

Among them it is worth highlighting the President of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi; the former Ministers Josep Piqué and Román Escolano; the Applied Economics professor Fernando Becker; the Constitutional Law professors Teresa Freixes and José María Castellá; the Nottingham University professor Fernando Casal Bertoa; the History professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, Jordi Canal; the journalist and essayist Tom Burns, the professor of the Instituto de Empresa Mira Milósevic; the professor of the Universidad del País Vasco Francisco Llera; the Economic Sciences PhD doctor Gregorio Izquierdo; the president of the Centro para la Economía del Transporte y Gestión de Infraestructuras of the IE Business School, Julio Gómez-Pomar; the assistant manager of the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos of the Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Belén Becerril, and the Secretary of the PP Programmes, Mario Garcés.

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