Book presentation: “The Catalan Process: Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Democracy in the 21st Century”

CMC | 1 week ago

  The event will bring together leading experts and authors to present their new book on recent political developments  in Catalonia. They will sketch out how democracy, sovereignty and statism interact in the 21st century and the ways in which the process goes beyond the Spanish-Catalan context. Program: 11:00 Opening remarks Günther Dauwen, Secretary General of the […]

Nominations open for Coppieters awards 2018

CMC | 2 weeks ago

The first edition of the Coppieters award launched on the 11th of November 2015, marking the 11th anniversary of Maurits Coppieters passing away, with the purpose of honoring individuals and organizations that, like Coppieters himself, stand out in defense of cultural and linguistic diversity, intercultural dialogue, defense of minorities, support for the right to self-determination, […]

Celebrating diversity, citizenship and the European project with Fundació Josep Irla

CMC | 2 weeks ago

Center Maurits Copieters, together with its member Fundació Josep Irla, celebrated their annual event on Friday, November 24, with the theme: “Diversity, citizenship and European project”. The idea was to examine how immigration, integration, nation-building, citizenship and Europe are interlinked. Joan Manuel Tresserras, President of Fundació Josep Irla, reflected on how forces of globalization are […]

“The language of generosity is very different from language of rights,” says Michael Ignatieff at a debate on Europe’s refugees and migrants

CMC | 3 weeks ago

On the 16th November 207, Centre Maurits Coppieters and Minority Rights Group co-organised an event on the  potential contribution of minority rights standards and mechanisms to ensure effective inclusion of Europe’s refugees and migrants. Below you can find the abridged key note speech presented at the event. Michael Ignatieff’s abridged speech from the event “From Needs […]

Current challenges for minority languages in today’s diverse societies

CMC | 3 weeks ago

On the 9th of November, in cooperation with the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity, we hosted the event “The current challenges for minority languages in today’s complex societies” to emphasize the importance of multilingualism and language learning as motors for social cohesion and peaceful coexistence. A question of political will? While multilingualism is a key European […]

Diversity, citizenship and the European Project

CMC | 3 weeks ago

  Program: 9:00 Accreditation 9:30 Opening remarks Joan Manuel Tresserras, President of Fundació Josep Irla Antonia Luciani, Vice-President of Centre Maurits Coppieters 9:45 Keynote speech “What defines us as Europeans?” Peter A. Kraus, Professor of Political Science at the University of Augsburg 10:30 Presentation of the study “Immigration and independence: The Cases of Quebec, Scotland […]

Paradiplomacy: Why is it good for democracy?

CMC | 2 months ago

Following the publication of our successful book on Paradiplomacy in which we looked at how subnational jurisdictions like towns, cities, counties, regions and other non-state actors use paradiplomacy to seek influence beyond their borders, we have created a new animated video to help bring the concept to life. What is paradiplomacy? In Europe a considerable number of […]

Paradiplomacy: Why is it good for democracy?

CMC | 2 months ago

Following the publication of our successful book on Paradiplomacy in which we looked at how subnational jurisdictions like towns, cities, counties, regions and other non-state actors use paradiplomacy to seek influence beyond their borders, we have created a new animated video to help bring the concept to life. What is paradiplomacy? In Europe a considerable number of […]

ImagiNation – 100 years of visual political communication on self-determination

CMC | 2 months ago

The book invites the reader to embark on a fascinating excursion into the visual history of self-determination. ImagiNation chronicles political struggles of minorities, autonomist, regionalist and pro-independence political parties from all over Europe over the past decades. The posters tell a story of political and democratic battles that have driven these movements, from the liberation […]

ImagiNation – 100 years of visual political communication on self-determination

CMC | 2 months ago

The book invites the reader to embark on a fascinating excursion into the visual history of self-determination. ImagiNation chronicles political struggles of minorities, autonomist, regionalist and pro-independence political parties from all over Europe over the past decades. The posters tell a story of political and democratic battles that have driven these movements, from the liberation […]

Media landscapes: Is a national communication agenda possible?

CMC | 2 months ago

Most stateless nations have their own distinct language, different from the official state language, and many of them also find themselves in a minority situation. Political and social movements of stateless nations face a double communication challenge in the dissemination of their vision and aims for the wider society. Ezkerraberri fundazioa, Centre Maurits Coppieters and […]

Media landscapes: Is a national communication agenda possible?

CMC | 2 months ago

Most stateless nations have their own distinct language, different from the official state language, and many of them also find themselves in a minority situation. Political and social movements of stateless nations face a double communication challenge in the dissemination of their vision and aims for the wider society. Ezkerraberri fundazioa, Centre Maurits Coppieters and […]

“We just want to decide our future: freely, peacefully & democratically.” Carme Forcadell at #CoppietersAwards

CMC | 2 months ago

On 26th of September 2017, Centre Maurits Coppieters recognised Carme Forcadell at an official award ceremony for her long history of social and political work supporting the Catalan language, grassroots democracy movements and the right to self-determination. Carme Forcadell’s abridged speech from the 2017 #CoppietersAwards: “I do not think I have done anything extraordinary to deserve […]

“We just want to decide our future: freely, peacefully & democratically.” Carme Forcadell at #CoppietersAwards

CMC | 2 months ago

On 26th of September 2017, Centre Maurits Coppieters recognised Carme Forcadell at an official award ceremony for her long history of social and political work supporting the Catalan language, grassroots democracy movements and the right to self-determination. Carme Forcadell’s abridged speech from the 2017 #CoppietersAwards: “I do not think I have done anything extraordinary to deserve […]

Green Nations

CMC | 2 months ago

In cooperation with EFAy, its member party Joves PV-Compromis, EFA, Federation of Young European Greens, and the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, our foundation will organise a three-day event from the 6-8 October 2017 to shed light on the possibilities of decentralisation for green and sustainable policies in Europe. The event will consist of debates, […]

Green Nations

CMC | 2 months ago

In cooperation with EFAy, its member party Joves PV-Compromis, EFA, Federation of Young European Greens, and the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, our foundation will organise a three-day event from the 6-8 October 2017 to shed light on the possibilities of decentralisation for green and sustainable policies in Europe. The event will consist of debates, […]

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