Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (coordinated and edited)
This strategic line addresses development challenges holistically, taking stock of underlying socioeconomic problems and governance challenges at local, national and international levels, within the SDGs framework for achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB (coordinated and edited)
Pol Bargués, Research Fellow, CIDOB (coord.)
Eduard Soler i Lecha, investigador sénior, CIDOB (coordinated and edited)
Anna Ayuso, Senior Researcher and Pablo Hoffmann, Research Assistant, CIDOB
James Mackie, Senior Adviser EU Development Policy, ECDPM
Rafael Domínguez and Simone Lucatello (coords.)
Anna Ayuso, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB; Javier Pérez, CIECODE; Iliana Olivié, Real Instituto Elcano; Natalia Millán, Universidad Pontificia Comillas and REEDES
Josep M. Coll, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB
CIDOB and the General Directorate for Development Cooperation organised a conference to analyse the incorporation of PCD into public policies through practical cases
Orientalism, Islamophobia and even thinly disguised racism: the media’s treatment of Islam is criticised daily by social agents from across the ideological spectrum.
"More than Research" was the title of an open session of the Forum of Young Researchers in Intercultural Dynamics, which was held on June 18 at CIDOB. The Forum was for professors and young researchers to think and discuss about research done so far in this space and to discuss how to continue in the future.
“There are no experts in tourism, we are all learners”. This affirmation of Agustín Santana reveals the attitude by which the participants of the seminar “Tourism: local perspectives and global trends" focused the phenomenon of tourism in its many facets to situate moments, experiences and tourism practices in different contexts. The conference organized on 21st May by CIDOB and supported by the Europe for Citizens program wonder “if the tourist when he travels is a traveller or something more”, or if nowadays “the tourist has become a mere consumer”.
Europe is indeed diversity; a multiplicity of identities with their own memories and desires of belonging.
On 27th November, a Training Workshop on «Methodology for Research on Media, Migration and Intercultural Dialogue» took place at CIDOB. It was mainly targeted towards PhD students but open to every person interested in the topic. The workshop was a one-day event organised in collaboration with the Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility of the United Nations University Barcelona (UNU-GCM), in the framework of a conference held during the previous two days (25th and 26th November).
The 2012 edition (Barcelona, 19-20 October) of the Seminar known by its Spanish acronym ADI (Agenda de Desarrollo Iberoamericana) focused, as always, on the debate and analysis of the economic and social perspectives in Latin American countries, but with an added twist: a reflection on what can Latin America and Europe do together, economically and politically, under the current circumstances to the benefit of both.
Some 20 judges and journalists from countries on both shores of the Mediterranean (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, France and Spain) met in Rabat, Morocco, on 21–22 June 2012.
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, launched last July 2 in New York the report of the Millennium Development Goals, which annually analyzes the situation in which there are different objectives for 2015.
The ART Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CIDOB, the main world networks of local and regional governments (UCLG and ORU-FOGAR) together with a large number of decentralised cooperation (DC) actors met once again in Barcelona on 23 March with representatives of the main multilateral organisations promoting the debate on the effectiveness of development aid at the international level, such as the OECD and UN DESA, to prepare the way for the Third Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) of the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), to be held in New York on 5-6 July.
During the trio EU-presidency in 2010-2011 of Spain, Belgium and Hungary, a common project has been initiated to explore, in a multidisciplinary and open reflection, the emergence of Europe in a context of globalization, deterritorialization and complex cultural dynamics. The reflection about contemporary Europe should rise above the level of issues such as identity, ethnic conflicts, the nation state, religious tolerance and essentialist cultural values. The current reality asks for a focus on interactions in multiple contexts and networks – a focus on Europe as an agora of multiple interactions or Europe as a dynamic and complex system’.
Desde el año 2003 un grupo de jóvenes investigadores en dinámicas interculturales introdujo la idea de celebrar un Foro de Doctorandos: una propuesta de soporte y estímulo para la investigación en diferentes disciplinas de las ciencias sociales. A iniciativa de los propios estudiantes, coordinados por CIDOB, se han ido organizando múltiples sesiones de trabajo, conferencias, workshops y publicaciones. Entre los temas que se abordan, se ha tenido en cuenta las dinámicas y los procesos y sus resonancias en y desde otros lugares y desde diversas disciplinas. El evento central del Foro es el Training seminar que tiene como objetivos constituir un espacio de reflexión colectiva y facilitar la visibilidad de jóvenes investigadores; ser un espacio de formación donde jóvenes investigadores puedan contrastar metodologías, conclusiones y permitir, mediante su discusión y revisión, su posterior publicación.
In the social context of increasing diversity and complexity of the environment, the main challenge faced today by professionals is that of learning how best to recognize and manage the differences that separate them
El ciclo de conferencias “Retos socioculturales para el siglo XXI” cuestiona si ¿Existe la posibilidad, en un contexto transnacional, de crear referencias comunes y democráticas de convivencia?¿Hasta dónde se puede compartir el ámbito transnacional en una actualidad de creciente movilidad, interaccion y conexiones multiples?
A partir de temas concretos con dimensión intercultural se propone un debate interdisciplinar (seminarios y conferencias), al que se invitan expertos y profesionales de diferentes campos relacionados con las dinámicas interculturales.
WISE CITIES is a pioneer urban-based project led by a global network of think tanks and research institutions aimed at providing responses to the challenges of sustainable and inclusive development and citizens well-being, through research, knowledge sharing and policy analysis.
Hablaremos de condiciones y formas de solidaridad, de límites y amenazas, y de la relación de solidaridad entre “propios” y “ajenos”, entre lo interno y lo externo. Repensaremos la solidaridad, contextualizando el concepto en nuevas realidades, interacciones e interdependencias. Paralelamente, proponemos un trabajo crítico a partir de experiencias, fenómenos e intereses para, entre todos, pensadores, planificadores y actores, producir bases de un nuevo horizonte de civismo solidario.
The Europe-Cuba Forum is an initiative that began in 2017 and involves a consortium of 11 leading institutions with consolidated experience in researching Cuban affairs and relations between Europe and Cuba
CASCADES analyzes the impact of climate change on livelihoods, economies and political systems outside Europe, the implications of such impact for Europe and what European foreign policy could do to mitigate associated risks.
Journalistic project to break stereotypes, fight against racism and highlight the contribution of the community of Pakistani origin to Barcelona.
The CIDOB-OCP Policy Center partnership project deals with the Western Mediterranean Cooperation and Integration Potential. Within this framework it focuses on sustainable agriculture, food security and the water-energy-food nexus in particular.
Rural Development, Food Security and Political Stability in Iraq (RUDEFOPOS-IRAQ) is a project that is funded by a Marie Curie grant of the European Commission. It analyzes current challenges of food security in Iraq, opinions about such challenges among Iraqi academics and experts and the history of the multilateral UN embargo against Iraq in the 1990s based on Iraqi archival sources.
This project examines the processes of socio-technical transition to solar energy in the Mediterranean region with a specific focus on sector policy reform, investment risks, the limits and potential of regional cooperation.
Desarrollo y recursos en territorios indígenas. Un trabajo comparado desde los derechos, la participación de las Comunidades y los impactos de las intervenciones de agentes públicos y privados.
The RE-DEV project builds knowledge on how to facilitate a sustained transition to renewable energy in Rapidly Developing Countries.