The Spanish Transition Foundation organizes a number of cultural events, conferences and seminars throughout the year in Madrid. We also participate and organize other events abroad.

This section contains all the events related to the Spanish Transition by other institutions in our area of competence, with the participation of the Foundation.


The Foundation participates in the exhibition "Munich 1962 el 'contubernio' de la concordia"

Charles Powell was curator for the exhibition "1962 Munich the collusion of concord" which opened June 8th at Casa de America. This exhibition, which the Foundation helped organize, stresses the role of the 118 Spaniards, both in Spain and in exile, who participated in the IV Congress of the European Movement and resulted in the signing of an agreement, marking the beginning of what History would later call the Spanish Transition.

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Meeting with the Egyptian Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC)

The Egyptian Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) visited Spain during a mission directed by Ambassador Hussein Elkamel. The IDSC, one the most important Egyptian think tanks visited the Spanish Transition Foundation on 21st November 2011 to attend a work meeting. They were very interested in the Spanish transition, and we discussed the current events in Egypt, the Spanish case, as well as possibilities for future cooperation between the two institutions.


Seminar: From Tahrir: Revolution or Democratic Transition?

The American University in Cairo hosted the seminar From Tahrir: Revolution or Democratic Transition? in June 2011. Numerous experts: Lisa Anderson, Alfred Stepan and Philippe Schmitter, as well as representatives of the Egyptian political and civil society attended the meeting, held at the campus of Tahrir. The Spanish Transition Foundation was represented by its director, Charles Powell, who referred to the Spanish transition as a paradigmatic case of "transition via transaction".

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Seminar: Spanish-Tunisian Colloquium.

The Spanish Transition Foundation, in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute and the University of Manouba (Tunisia) organized a Spanish-Tunisian colloquium on 29 and 30 April 2011 at the Académie Tunisienne des Sciences des Lettres et des Arts in Carthage (Tunisia). The meeting was sponsored by Indra.

The seminar titled The Consolidation of Civil Society: Challenges of the Transition to Democracy (El pacto y la consolidación de la sociedad civil: retos de la Transición democrática) discussed the Spanish case and the development of the Tunisian democratic process, which was a decisive stage on the eve of the constituent elections planned for 24 April.

The main speakers were Tunisian Ben Achour Yadh, one of the lawyers involved in the draft of the Constitution, Ahmed Nejib Chebbi, founder of the Progressive Democratic Party, and Mustafa Ben Jafar, Secretary General of the Forum Democratic Labour and Freedom. Also, from the Spanish part, journalists: Rafael Arias-Salgado, Enrique Baron and Josep Piqué, and José Oneto Carcedo Diego, and Professors Rafael Lopez Pintor and Charles Powell.

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Seminar: The Spanish transition, from a Balkan perspective.

The University of Megatrend in Belgrade, in collaboration with the Spanish Transition Foundation organized on 11th and 12th June 2009 a seminar about "The Spanish transition, from a Balkan perspective". Members of our Board attended the conference: Rafael Arias-Salgado, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, and the director, Charles Powell.






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