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Rodríguez Zapatero, José Luis

Rodríguez Zapatero, José Luis

President of the Government of Spain (2004-2011)

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Zapatero advocates for a humane approach to the issue of migration in Dominican Republic

Former President of Spain and Club de Madrid Member, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, joined a three-day high-level mission to Dominican Republic in the framewok of the Shared Societies Project. This was a joint initiative of the Club de Madrid and the Instituto Nacional de Migración, an instituion chaired by Dr. Florinda Rojas, Club de Madrid NetPLUSS member

Club de Madrid supports the #InspiringTunisia campaign for a democracy that delivers

Thirteen Club de Madrid Members, all of them democractically elected former Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over the world, have signed the manifesto "Inspiring Tunisia; Translating Words Into Actions" to endorse a positive narrative about the country, and help the Tunisia2020 conference succeed.

Video summary: Zapatero and the Shared Societies Project in Tunis

The Club de Madrid Shared Societies Project helped organize an international colloquium on “Decentralization and Social Cohesion” in Tunis, alongside PASC-Tunisie (Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile) and CFAD (Centre de Formation et d’Appui à la Décentralisation) on 11 June 2015. Click on the story to watch a video recap of the visit

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, meets Habid Essid, PM of Tunisia, as part of a Shared Societies Project mission

The Club de Madrid Shared Societies Project helped organize an international colloquium on “Decentralization and Social Cohesion” in Tunis, alongside PASC-Tunisie (Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile) and CFAD (Centre de Formation et d’Appui à la Décentralisation) on 11 June 2015.

Thirty Club de Madrid Members back the Varkey Foundation initiative to restore teacher respect

The Varkey Foundation and Club de Madrid have joined forces to publish this open letter from leaders around the world in which they warned that an erosion in respect for the teaching profession could lead to “profoundly damaging” effects on young people’s life chances and a rise in extremism.The Club de Madrid Members, lead by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, are calling on governments around the world to protect and value teachers, and play their part in restoring the respect that teachers so richly deserve. 

Kok and Zapatero lead a INSPIRED mission to Tunisia: "This country is a success story"

Members of the Club de Madrid, Wim Kok (former PM of The Netherlands) and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (former President of Spain) lead a Club de Madrid mission to Tunisia under the Integrated Support Programme for Inclusive Reform and Democratic Dialogue. They expressed the Club de Madrid support to the Tunisian transition to democracy and encouraged all political parties and civil society to keep on the path of dialogue and negotiation.

Club de Madrid to promote the Shared Societies and Post 2015 Agenda with IMF, Brookings Institute and UN meetings

Six Club de Madrid Members, Wim Kok, Cassam Uteem, Kim Campbell, Danilo Turk, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Abdul Kareem Al-Eryani will hold meetings to explore ways to foster the Post-2015 and shared societies agendas with key international institutions. Photo credit (un.org) 

Club de Madrid Libya Study Tour on IHT, NYT and El País

 Club de Madrid Members Zapatero, González and Bruton shared their experience with a delegation of twelve libyan local leaders. This story raised interest from  important media outlets around the world (Photo Credit: Gorka Lejarcegi / EL PAÍS)

Zapatero: "Libya has the opportunity to become a democratic model for the arab world"

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Member of the Club de Madrid and President of Spain has shared his experience in democratic development with 12 libyan local leaders

Zapatero, González and  Bruton to share their experience with 12 pro democracy libyan activists

Club de Madrid, Members José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Felipe González and John Bruton, will meet from the first to the fifth of April  at the organization's officce with 12 pro democracy libyan activists from 5 cities (Darna, Benghazi, Azawia, Zelitin, y Ubary).

Club de Madrid at the Doha Forum

The Doha Forum offers a sweeping overview of issues regarding Democracy, Development and Free Trade in the Middle-East, the Arab countries and the world. More broadly, this international meeting discussed critical political, economic, social, financial, strategic and human matters of pressing concern for a region witnessing some of the most substantial changes in its very long History.

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