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

CMC | 1 week 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 […]

“Faroe Islands has a unique problem. Women are leaving.” Guðrun í Jákupsstovu at #FeministPeripheries

CMC | 2 weeks ago

In June 2017, Coppieters, together with European Free Alliance Youth, presented its book “Feminism on the Peripheries of Europe“, a collection of essays by young authors from around Europe on why feminism is important to them and their communities. The book launch aimed to engage young people on intersectional feminist issues and inspire cross-cultural solidarity. If you missed […]

“Welsh women have been written out of their history,” says Angharad Lewis at #FeministPeripheries

CMC | 2 weeks ago

In June 2017, Coppieters, together with European Free Alliance Youth, presented its book “Feminism on the Peripheries of Europe“, a collection of essays by young authors from around Europe on why feminism is important to them and their communities. The book launch aimed to engage young people on intersectional feminist issues and inspire solidarity. If you missed the […]

Coppieters Awards 2017 to recognize Carme Forcadell

CMC | 3 weeks ago

On 26th of September 2017, Centre Maurits Coppieters will honor Ms Carme Forcadell (14th Speaker of the Parliament of Catalonia) as the 2017 recipient of the Coppieters Awards at an official award ceremony in Brussels. With this award, Coppieters will recognize Ms Forcadell’s strong commitment to the defense of the Catalan language and culture, as well as to […]

Media and plural identities in a multicultural Europe

CMC | 4 weeks ago

  Audio-visual media plays a key role in contemporary societies. They are essential tools for the social construction of reality as they disseminate information, spread values, define collective and political identities. State and state-wide media share common stories that we absorb without realizing it. Minority cultures, in contrast, aspire to have their own public broadcasting […]

Coppieters Academy 2017

CMC | 1 month ago

  What is the Coppieters Academy? The Coppieters Academy is a three-day intensive study programme at the heart of Europe’s political capital, in which participants gain an in-depth knowledge on the European Union through a series of lectures, interactive workshops and study visits. The Coppieters Academy is an opportunity for participants to share and exchange […]

The phenomenon of second home buying in the European Union’s peripheral regions

CMC | 1 month ago

  Second homes, such as vacation homes used for summer or weekend getaways, as well as retirement, have a huge impact on Europe’s peripheries. They foster financial speculation, seasonal economies, environmental degradation, rising land/property prices, shortage in quality housing and loss of cultural identity in Europe’s distant, underdeveloped, but picturesque and culturally-rich regions. In territories […]

We should promote fair, ecological and sustainable trade deals, claims MEP Jordi Sole at a debate on FTA

CMC | 3 months ago

Fundación Galiza Sempre and Centre Maurits Coppieters organised a one day seminar on the role of free trade agreements on Today’s societies and how they impact our political institutions, economy and environment. MEP Jordi Solé advocated for a “more responsible, fair and ecological trade” and for “Trade policies that do not see Trade as an end, […]

Minority journalists visit Strasbourg institutions & build know-how on cultural diversity in Europe

CMC | 3 months ago

From 12-15 June 2017, European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (Midas) organized together with Centre Maurits Coppieters a study visit to Strasbourg with the aim of bringing journalists working at minority newspapers in contact with the European institutions  so that they could become key actors and ambassadors of their minority community, and in […]

Peoples of Europe: A democratic response to Free Trade Agreements

CMC | 4 months ago

Fundación Galiza Sempre and Centre Maurits Coppieters organise a one day seminar on the role of free trade areas on Today’s societies. Are FTA compatible with national sovereignty or even Democracy? PROGRAM:  MORNING SESSION 10:30 – Opening address Francisco Jorquera. President of  Fundación Galiza Sempre. Xabier Macías. President of Centre Maurits Coppieters. 10:40 – Lecture: […]

#FeministPeripheries Book Launch

CMC | 4 months ago

On Friday June 9th, Centre Maurits Coppieters and European Free Alliance Youth jointly released their new book “Feminism on the Peripheries of Europe: An Inclusive and Intersectional Youth Approach” at a special event in Brussels. Five of the book’s authors traveled from Wales, Faroe Islands, Valencia, Silesia, and Carinthia to Brussels to share their personal […]

What’s going on In Catalonia?

CMC | 4 months ago

Centre Maurits Coppieters in a joint effort with Catalan advocacy organisation Sobirania i Justicia organised a briefing on What’s going in Catalonia. The event gathered independent voices from academia, civil society and business for an update on the Catalan situation before an independence referendum, now scheduled 1 October 2017, that will certainly redefine the boundaries […]

Feminism on the Peripheries of Europe

CMC | 4 months ago

This collection of essays is a product of almost a year of research, reflection and writing on feminist possibilities and transformations that followed a two-day event “Feminism on the Peripheries of Europe” with the aim of educating and engaging young people of Wales and beyond on intersectional feminist issues. Together with the authors of this book, […]

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