DIRECTOR. Professor of Political and social Philosophy and Ikerbasque researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/ EHU). His works mainly focuses on the cultural and political transformations of knowledge societies, on innovation of our systems of government, on democracy and on globalization. A visiting Professor at various European and American universities, he is, presently, Appointed Visiting Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute of Florence. His latest books include: La transformación de la política [The transformation of politics] (3rd Miguel de Unamuno Prize for essays and 2003 national Prize for Literature in the Essay category), La sociedad invisible [The invisible society] (Espasa Essay Prize, 2004), El nuevo espacio público (Espasa, 2006) [The new public realm] and El futuro y sus enemigos (Paidós, 2009) [The future and its enemies] and La democracia del conocimiento (Paidós, 2011) [The democracy of knowledge], all of them translated into into several languages. http://www.danielinnerarity.es/
SECRETARY. Professor of Private International Law at the university of the Basque Country (UPV/ EHU) and member of the Advisory Council of Eurobask (Basque Council of the European Movement). Board Member and Legal Advisor to the Cuatrecasas Legal Firm; independent expert appointed by the European Commission for the areas of Freedom, Security and Justice and Academic Coordinator of the Spanish-French, cross-border legal Observatory. He has done extensive research work on maritime law, international commercial law, inter-regional law and international commercial arbitration.
Knowledge Governance and Technology.
Professor of Philosophy in Bordeaux. Specialist in contemporary Political Philosophy and a translator. Author of Borges et la métaphysique (Vrin, 1990) and Ontologie et Poésie, trois études sur les limites du langage (Vrin, 1995) as well as regular contributor to the magazines Commentaire, Cités, Archives de Philosophie, Revue Philosophique de Louvain, Raison Publique, etc. He has translated several political thinkers into French and into English. http://sergechampeau.wordpress.com
Human Rights Governance.
PhD in Philosophy, PhD in Law and director of the Human Rights Effectiveness Research Center. Research Fellow of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Oñati (Gipuzkoa, Spain) and former United Nations consultant on human rights indicators. Author of Sociología de los derechos humanos. Un modelo we- beriano contrastado con investigaciones empíricas (universitat de valència, 2001), and other works in the field of Legal Sociology and the Philosophy of Law. http://www.ciedh.es/
Bachelor Degree in History. Doctor cum laude in Political Sciences and Sociology and PhD Extraordinary Award in Social and Legal Sciences. From 2003 she belongs to the independent Experts Committee of the European Commission in Citizens and governance in the knowledge based society and Democracy in a supranational context. Senior consultant in the fields of European citizenship, civil society participation and institutional communication. Analyst in the European Convention (2002) and Senior lecturer of the first Agora (EP). Content Developer for the “European Citizens Consultations”, (2007) and Director of the group of experts in the ECC (2009). Academic advisor at the European Parliament´s Committee on Constitutional Affairs. Lecturer in several Universities. Speaker and author of numerous publications emphasizing: Europa: el estado de la Unión, (Aranzadi, 2006) and Ciudadanía activa en Europa. Proceso participativo y nuevos espacios para la comunicación (Difusión Jurídica, 2008). Currently she is writing in English a new book focused in Citizens, Participation and Communication towards the European elections 2014. Member of the Club of Rome. Author and Director of the interinstitutional project: “Upgrading Europe 2012-2015”. http://ec.europa.eu/spain/servicios/puntos-de-informacion/red-de-expertos-en-la-ue/susana-del-rio/index_es.htm
Energy and Environmental Governance.
Professor of Administrative Law at the university of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He has he has carried out research on Regional Law, the local regime, the legal regime of universities, the legal regime of the environment and the legal regime of foundations. He has served as Secretary General of the International Court of Environmental Arbitration and Conciliation since 1994. Amongst his most noted publications: El derecho al medio ambiente adecuado (Civitas, 1996), Los Principios del Derecho Ambiental (Civitas, 1998), La transacción en la nueva Ley de la Jurisdicción Contencioso Administrativa (Civitas, 2000), Desarrollo Sostenible y Globalización (Thomson - Aranzadi, 2003). http://sites.google.com/site/derechoadministrativoeconomico
Applied Ethics and Governance.
Tenured Scientist and Chair of the Unit of Applied Ethics at Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid (http://www.cchs.csic.es/es/personal/txetxu.ausin). He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and First Prize for the year from the University of the Basque Country in 2000. His research focuses are deontic logic, bioethics, ethics of communication and good government, and human rights. He is Editor of the web and journal about Applied Ethics DILEMATA: www.dilemata.net and Main Researcher of KONTUZ!: Project about precautionary principle (FFI2011-24414): www.kontuz.weebly.com
International Financial Governance.
Lecturer in International Private Law at the Universidad de Deusto. Has also lectured at Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) and at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Was awarded an “Extraordinary Prize” by the UPV/EHU for her PhD thesis. Completed her studies at the Max Planck Institut für Ausländisches Und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg, at L'Ecole doctorale de Droit international, Droit européen, Relations internationales et Droit comparé de l'Université Panthéon Assas de Paris, at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Has taken part in several regional, national and European research projects, the last-mentioned financed by the European Commission's DG Justice. Has conducted extensive research work focusing on the area of family and inheritance law, European private law, and inter-regional law.
Consultant in Governance and Management Systems and postgraduate in election campaign management (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas). Completed his education in governance and participation systems with programmes on political marketing and management (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Management Skills of the General Governance of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and its regional bodies (IVAP) and Political Management of Change Projects given at the George Washington University (GSPM). Has published articles in the specialist journal Campaigns & Elections and has been a speaker at political communication conferences. Among other works: designed, prepared and implemented the Extraordinary Infrastructures Plan (Investment) and the Hazardous Waste Collection Plan of the Basque Government's Education Department. Coordinates projects for the institutions.
Human Rights Governance.
PhD candidate in sociology, Master in sociology and Postgraduate in education and social development. Researcher of different groups like “Social Change” of the Public University of Navarra and the Institute for the Effectiveness of Human Rights in the Jame I University. Collaborator of several public and private institutions in issues related to social and economic development, like the Rural University of FUNDAEC in Colombia. Among his areas of research lies the collective security system of the United Nations, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the legitimatizing strategies of Al-Qaeda, social and economic development, sociology of religion and the development of indicators about the effectiveness of human rights.
Administration and Management.
International Advisory Council
(München Universität, London School of Economics)
(Universidad de Barcelona)
(New School for Social Research, New York)
(Queen Mary University, London)
(Universidad de Salamanca)
Candido Mendes de Almeida
(Academia de la Latinidad, Río de Janeiro)
(Università di Firenze)
(École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
(UNED, Consejo de eEstado)
(Università di Torino)
(Maison des Sciences de I’Homme, Paris)
(Wissenschafszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)