Thursday, 12 April 2018

Cork Museum
C. de Begur, 15. Palafrugell, Girona 
  • Jaume Giró
    CEO of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation

    Josep Piferrer
    Mayor of Palafrugell Council

  • Are the criteria and parameters employed by western tradition in the last fifty years useful? Can a fair society be built without a policy to govern such a global, dynamic economy?

    Josep Ramoneda 
    Philosopher and journalist

    Cristina Pujades
    Scientist and professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Break and coffee.

  • We must ask ourselves whether work is a Biblical curse, a toll you have to pay to survive or a necessity of life. We must raise awareness of the psychological and social consequences of unemployment and the experiences of areas where this is very high, as well as the restrictions imposed by globalisation and migration on drawing up a possible framework of action for a more humane society.

    Alfredo Pastor
    Emeritus professor at the Economics Department of IESE business school

  • In today’s context, companies are seen increasingly as organisations which, given their capacity for global impact (economic, social, environmental) must take on a number of responsibilities that are not limited to the economic and financial management of their assets. They must therefore go beyond their traditional function of generating wealth and jobs. The 2030 Agenda by the United Nations is the perfect example of this requirement which is now also aimed at companies. This session looks at the current state of Spanish companies in terms of their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

    Àngel Pes
    President of the United Nations Global Compact Network Spain, Deputy Managing Director at CaixaBank and Director at the SDG Observatory

    Àngel Castiñeira
    Academic Director at the SDG Observatory and lecturer at ESADE business school

  • Break and lunch.

  • With wages declining for unskilled jobs, the minimum wage debate has attracted particular attention. This session addresses the concept and analyses to what extent this measure can help to build a decent society. It will also ask how we can advance towards an economic model of higher added value and therefore higher wages.

    Initial presentation:

           Miquel Puig


           Modest Guinjoan
    Economist. Partner-Director of the consultancy firm Barcelona Economia. Directs the SME Observatory, PIMEC

           Javier Ibars
    Lecturer at Universitat de Barcelona and Director of Labour Relations at Foment de Treball Nacional

           M.ª Ángeles Tejada
    General Manager of Public Affairs at Randstad

  • Break and coffee.

  • The media are a remarkable tool for perceiving social unrest, raising awareness of it and also influencing public opinion and policymaking. This capacity appears to be even stronger with the digitalisation of the media and society in general. The aim of this session is to discuss how the media can help to ensure that “no-one gets left behind”.

    Initial presentation:

           Albert Closas
           Director of Valor Afegit, TV3


           Olga Grau
    Assistant Director at El Periódico newspaper

           Carlos Segovia
    Deputy Director and Economics Correspondent at El Mundo newspaper

           Martí Saballs
    Assistant Director at Expansión newspaper

           Raphael Minder
    New York Times Correspondent in Spain

Friday, 13 April 2018

Cork Museum
C. de Begur, 15. Palafrugell, Girona 
  • With the recovery from the crisis, there is now debate concerning the possibility of implementing a universal basic income. It is therefore especially useful to know the various particular features of this kind of benefit which aims to guarantee a minimum income for everyone. This session will also examine the different types of universal basic income, its appropriateness and sustainability in the near future.

    Initial presentation:
           Cristina Sánchez Miret
    Sociologist at Universitat de Girona

           David Garrofé
    General Secretary of CECOT

           Albert Recio
          Economist at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

           Mar Joanpere
          Board Member of the Catalan Sociology Association

  • Break and coffee.

  • Globalisation and the technological revolution represent the two big determining forces of our time. Globalisation seems to have reached its boundaries while technology appears limitless. The advances occurring in information technologies are in addition to robotics and biotechnology. What can we expect in the next few years?

    Lluís Torner
    Director of the non-profit research institute ICFO, National Research Award, former Chairman of the Catalan Association of Research Bodies

    Montserrat Vendrell
    GP at the Alta Life Sciences venture capital investment firm and former General Manager of BIOCAT, PCB and BIST

  • Jaume Masana
    Regional Director of Catalonia at CaixaBank.

    Josep Piferrer
    Mayor of Palafrugell Council.

  • Aperitif.