• International Workshop
  • ‘The Question of Democracy in Regional Integration Models’

  • 18 June 2018 - 20 June 2018 |   Madrid
  • During the recent decades, we have seen how Latin American countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, or Colombia contributed to new forms of broad regional cooperation and integration among diverse actors both in economic and political level.
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  • In 2017 the cohesion of the European Union has come under threat as never before. Populist-right anti-European parties have either entered governments or come close to doing so. The Brexit process is going forward, and the integrity of some states is...

  • As the German playwright Bertolt Brecht once noted, ‘Thought is something that follows from difficulties and precedes action’. The European Union is in difficulties. So too is the Left.



Though May 2019 is not so far, many developments can change the course of the European left during the following months. Political upheavals may turn upside down the various strategies and convergences may pop up.

New social actors pose new challenges to organisational structures for political action.

Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the core of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?

The political system of Spain has been changed after the December 2015 elections.