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GUE/NGL Study Days in Donostia/San Sebastian

GUE/NGL Study Days in Donostia/San Sebastian

Venues Tabakalera, International Centre for Contemporary Culture of Donostia Tuesday 06.06 - 18.30 - 19.45 , Miramar Palace Wednesday 07.06 (morning programme), Arrasate-Mondragon

    

Photos of the Study Days are available here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/guengl/albums/72157682519218071

 

TUESDAY, 6 June (morning)

09.30 - 09.45 Opening of the meeting and welcome                     

  • Gabi Zimmer , President of the GUE/NGL Group
  • Josu Juaristi (EH Bildu – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Amets Arzallus (journalist and oral improviser champion)
  • Debate

 

 

Future of the EU (elections, Brexit, militarisation…): challenges for the Left

09.45 - 11.15 Chair: Helmut Scholz (Die Linke - GUE/NGL MEP)

11.15 - 11.30 Ezker Nodoa, meeting point of Donostia's left movements, will give to GUE/NGL a letter with their social fights.                       

Last movements & challenges on the migration and refugees issue: Open debate to the public

11.30 -13.00 Chair: Josu Juaristi (GUE/NGL MEP) (TBC)

Optional participation: Workshop with local and European activists and NGOs at the same place. Open debate to the public

13.00 - 14.30 Chairs: Panayota Maniou – Amandine Bach (GUE/NGL  political advisors)

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 6 June (afternoon)

Social and political participation: challenges, best practices. Open debate

15.00 - 16.45     Chair: Xabier Benito Ziluaga  (Podemos - GUE/NGL MEP)

  • Stelios Kouloglou (Syriza – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Anne-Marie Mineur (Socialistische Partij – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Stefan Eck (Independent – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Juan Carlos Izagirre (former Mayor of Donostia)
  • Joseba Asiron (Mayor of Iruñea-Pamplona) (TBC)
  • Debate

16.45 - 17.00      Coffee Break

Open debate on social and political participation

17.00 - 18.00 Chair: Matt Carthy  (Sinn Féin - GUE/NGL MEP)

  • Anjel Oiarbide (Gure Esku Dago)
  • Anaiz Funosas (Bake Bidea)
  • Debate

18.15 Departure by bus to the Miramar Palace – Donostia 

Group Photo in front of Miramar Palace

 

18.30 - 19.45 An update on the Peace Process by Arnaldo Otegi (Spokesperson of EH Bildu)

Comments, questions and answers

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 June (morning)

Presentation of the Mondragon experience and colloquium

09.45 - 10.30 Presentation: Ander Etxeberria (Mondragon Corporation).

  • Comments and questions.

10.30 - 10.45 - Coffee break

New tendencies in cooperative work, social and solidarity economy, relationship with universities and R.I.D. centres

10.45 - 12.15 Chair: Marie-Christine Vergiat (Front de Gauche – GUE/NGL MEP)

  • Igor Ortega (researcher of the Mondragon University)
  • Beñat Irasuegi (expert on Social and Solidarity Economy)
  • Enrike Zuazua (researcher)
  • Mikel Biain ( mayor of Oñati)
  • Debate

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 June (afternoon)

Industrial development in EU: job creation, green innovation and tech. transfer

15.00 - 16.30  Chair:  Marisa Matias (Bloco de Esquerda – GUE/NGL MEP)

  • Martina Michels (Die Linke – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Neoklis Sylikiotis (AKEL – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Orona company (TBC)
  • Joseba Garmendia (doctor in economics)
  • Ricardo Del Corte (entrepreneur) (TBC)
  • Debate

16.30 - 16.45    The Basque union majority gives the Basque Social Rights Charter to GUE/NGL.                

- Coffee break -

Fighting the Social Gap: minimum income, cuts, wealth distribution

16.45 - 18.15  Chair:  Eleonora Forenza (L’Altra Europa con Tsipras – GUE/NGL MEP)

  • Miguel Viegas (PCP – GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Miguel Urbán (Podemos - GUE/NGL MEP)
  • Helena Franco (former minister of Finance in Gipuzkoa)
  • Garbiñe Aranburu (general secretary of LAB - Basque Union)
  • Iñaki Alonso (Save the Children)
  • Debate

 

THURSDAY, 8 June

9.00 – 10.00 Press point in Tabakalera:  Gabi Zimmer – Josu Juaristi


10.00 - 11.30 Group Meeting

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