Barcelone, 28 novembre 2011 – Local Governments and current challenges of the European Union
XVII Seminar on the EU organisé par la Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) :
Lundi 28 novembre 2011, Barcelone , 9h30 – 13h45
Auditori Pati Manning (c/ Montalegre, 7)
09h45 – 10h30 Key-note speech
The International Relations Directorate of Diputació de Barcelona has organised the Conference on the European Union since 1995. Our objective is to promote a political space for reflection on the major challenges currently facing Europe, and their impact on local governments. Thus, special attention is paid to the role exercised by municipalities in facing major European challenges and how they can bring the European integration process closer to citizens.
The seventeenth session will be devoted to the major challenges currently faced by the EU, with particular attention being paid to the economic crisis, the situation in the Mediterranean, EU action in the world and its impact on our local level. Diputació de Barcelona would like to bring this discussion to the local level through the participation of local authorities and citizens in the European integration process. For this reason, we have decided to provide a space to debate these major issues, where speakers of international, institutional, academic, and political prestige can offer their points of view.