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Politics and volunteering: the revolution of common sense (Félix de la Fuente, ES)

If we have learned anything in the past year, it is that we, the citizens, must solve the problems ourselves. We can expect nothing, or almost nothing, from leaders or political parties. Between an engineer who earns just a thousand euros and a MP with no professional experience or training who earns at least five times more (not counting extras,

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#CitizenRoute e-Tribune – Looking at the Catalonian crisis from a European and political angle [proceedings]

On November 6th 2017, CitizenRoute held its first e-Tribune, which gathered close to twenty participants around a set of 5 speakers on the topic: “Looking at the Catalonian crisis from a European and political angle”. The speakers came from a variety of national and political backgrounds: Max Vives, a Catalan heading Fundació Catalunya Europa; Giorgio Clarotti, an Italo-Belgo European federalist

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Stop Nationalisms – Promote Transnationalism (by José Maria Compagni)

The debate on nationalisms and the right to decide rages across Europe once again. Catalonian independentists have managed to place their separatist ambitions at the heart of the political debate. The historic pendulum swings from globalism to independentism and that is to their advantage. I think we are far from seeing the pendulum striking the right balance again and, in

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#CitizenRoute e-Tribune – Max Vives-Fierro: Multi-level governance and the European Union from Catalunya perspective

On Nov. 6th #CitizensRoute initiated its first e-tribune “Looking at the Catalan crisis from a European angle“, with the objective to mobilise the organisational and political network of partners on burning issues, to create a dynamic debate, under the moderation of Max Vives-Fierro, director for the Fundació Catalunya Europa. Read here the summary of his presentation: Barcelona November 2017 –

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#CitizensRoute e-Tribune – Adrian Taylor: the Catalan crisis’ new paradigms

On November 6th 2017, CitizenRoute held its first e-Tribune, which gathered close to twenty participants around a set of 5 speakers on the topic: “Looking at the Catalonian crisis from a European and political angle”. Read below the short commentary by Adrian Taylor, special guest on this tribune: Listening to the arguments, it struck me that the voices we hear

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#CitizensRoute e-Tribune – The Catalan crisis from a European angle: Contribution by We are Europe

With a view to the conflict in Catalonia, we declare: 1) We do not advise Catalonia to declare itself independent. If it did, it would get into a very difficult situation. Domestically, the region would be torn apart, because an apparently large part of the population that opposes independence would be deprived, at one blow, of the protection of the

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#CitizensRoute e-Tribune – The Catalan crisis from a European angle: Contribution after debate by Ferran (Aegee-Barcelona)

Some notes about the debate: It was very interesting. Max Vives talked about the Article 1 in Lisbon Treaty, which talks about “los pueblos de Europa” (“the peoples of Europe”, “les peuples de l’Europe”). It was also mentioned that probably it is optimal that some issues are managed locally, others regionally, others at State level and others at European level.

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