Naciones y Estados en el Siglo XXI

El objetivo de estas jornadas internacionales organizadas por Eusko Ikaskuntza, la Sociedad de Estudios Vascos es el de analizar los procesos políticos que se están dando en el ámbito internacional en relación a la soberanía: la organización del poder político de los territorios, las tendencias de centralización y descentralización, y las nuevas reivindicaciones por el derecho a decidir. Se pretende analizar cómo están afectando estas tendencias a la organización política de la Unión Europea y a los estados miembros que la componen. Aquí se puede encontrar el programa de las jornadas y el boletín de inscripción.

Comité Académico

Joxerramon BENGOETXEA. EHUgune. Univ. del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Imanol ESNAOLA. Gaindegia
Gorka ESPIAU. Agirre Lehendakaria Center
Jule GOIKOETXEA. Univ. del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Mª Mar LARRAZA. Univ. de Navarra
Juan Carlos LONGAS GARCÍA. Univ. Pública de Navarra / Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa
Jean-Pierre MASSIAS. Univ. de Pau et des Pays del Adour
Igor ORTEGA. Mondragon Unibertsitatea
Roberto SAN SALVADOR DEL VALLE. Deustuko Unibertsitatea / Univ. de Deusto
Mario ZUBIAGA. Univ. del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea


Cardiff Agora Caerdydd

Cardiff Agora Caerdydd is a collaborative process aimed at thinking and acting differently about the Cardiff city-region. The first event in the process will take place on the 28th of November 2014 in a Cardiff. It will focus on the question: “How might we design an open process for city and region wide transformation?”


10:00 – 10:20     Registration and refreshments.

10:20 – 11:00  Welcome  Adam Price, Senior Programme Manager – Nesta
Paul Orders, Council Chief Executive, Cardiff Council
Philip Colligan, Deputy Chief Executive, Nesta
Gorka Espiau Idoiaga
, Director of Innovation for cities and regions, The Young Foundation/Agirre Center
Dave Snowden, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge                         

11:00 – 13:00     Divergence activities – Exploring and generating options

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 16:00     Convergence activities – Refining options to testable prototypes

16:00 – 16:30     Concluding comments

This event will bring together 25-40 committed entrepreneurs, scholars, designers, developers and public service employees to collaborate in a workshop in order to satisfy 3 main objectives:

  • Frame important problems/questions for Cardiff and the process to identify them.
  • Clearly define the wider community available to apply their skill sets to this.
  • Design an engagement framework for future events in the process.

A different way to understand the “Bilbao effect”

Last October; I made a presentation about  ”Disruptive Urban Social Innovation” at the plenary session of the Cities of the Future event, at the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF) in Geneva, Switzerland. I talked about the Basque Case, and how the Guggenheim Museum building, its main symbol, is an expression of a transformation that was already taking place in Bilbao, and not the transformation itself.

2014 Cities for People Forum. Toronto

The 2014 Cities for People Forum, titled Building a Movement, brings together key thinkers and activists to shape a shared strategy for advancing a resilient and livable cities movement in Canada.The Forum will begin with a free public keynote address and will feature presentations by both keynotes, followed by a discussion and audience Q & A moderated by CityWorks Executive Director John Brodhead. It is going to be a great opportunity to present The Young Foundation Socially Sustainable Cities program.

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Wednesday, November 12
6–7pm | Keynote address
7–8pm | Discussion and audience Q & A

Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. Toronto (Canada)
55 Dundas Street West
Room TRS1-067 

Future UK Cities

Framed by current theory and research, this is an interactive event organized by the UK based Public Service Transformation Network, providing a real opportunity to discuss and shape the future public services we want and need. Focusing on how a whole place city or cluster view can support effective system approaches to service design and increased citizen wellbeing, you will have an opportunity to talk with expert thinkers, writers and practitioners about their vision of future cities.B1hmUToCYAAYwSd


Confirmed speakers:

  • Prof Henry Overman, What Works Centre for Growth
  • Ben Lucas, City Growth Commission
  • Ed Cox, IPPR North
  • Gorka Espiau, Young Foundation
  • Stefan Webb, Future Cities Catapult
  • Naomi Clayton, Centre for Cities
  • Ben Hawes, BIS/Smart Cities
  • Sharon Squires, Sheffield First Partnership
  • Dylan Roberts & Mick Ward, Leeds Council

Thursday 27 November 2014, 10:30am – 04:00pm. Sheffield Town Hall Reception Rooms, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2HH