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Roundtable on the Catalan Referendum Crisis

Dates:
  • Tue 10 Oct 2017 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-10-10 17:00 2017-10-10 19:00 Europe/Paris Roundtable on the Catalan Referendum Crisis

On 1 October 2017 the Catalan government staged a referendum on independence that had been declared illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court and government. The violent intervention of the Guardia Civil and National Police to prevent voters from casting ballots will make it harder to deescalate this crisis. We have invited several members of the EUI community to a roundtable that will discuss the background and reasons for this crisis, its possible outcomes and whether there is a need for a European response. We want to conduct this debate in a spirit of frank exchange without taking a partisan stance. Our goal is to understand the motivations of political actors, to consider the reasons they have been offering and to reflect on future scenarios and possible solutions.

Introductory remarks: Carlos Closa (EUI RSCAS, editor of Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the EU, Cambridge University Press, September 2017)

Short interventions by several respondents and general discussion

Chair: Rainer Bauböck (SPS)

Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

On 1 October 2017 the Catalan government staged a referendum on independence that had been declared illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court and government. The violent intervention of the Guardia Civil and National Police to prevent voters from casting ballots will make it harder to deescalate this crisis. We have invited several members of the EUI community to a roundtable that will discuss the background and reasons for this crisis, its possible outcomes and whether there is a need for a European response. We want to conduct this debate in a spirit of frank exchange without taking a partisan stance. Our goal is to understand the motivations of political actors, to consider the reasons they have been offering and to reflect on future scenarios and possible solutions.

Introductory remarks: Carlos Closa (EUI RSCAS, editor of Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the EU, Cambridge University Press, September 2017)

Short interventions by several respondents and general discussion

Chair: Rainer Bauböck (SPS)


Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Roundtable

Organiser:
Prof. Rainer Bauböck (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Contact:
Monika Rzemieniecka (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Carlos Closa (School of Transnational Governance)
 
 

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