The General Assembly of the Club of Madrid, the largest forum of former Presidents and former Prime Ministers devoted to promoting democracy around the world, has re-elected Vaira Vike-Freiberga as its President for the next three years. She was the first woman to reach the Presidency in her country and also the first to become President of the Club of Madrid.
On the ocassion of the Partnership for Change Conference "Turning the Tide" in Oslo, international experts from various environmental institutions have met to discuss with Club de Madrid Member Prime Minister Bondevik how is the relation between Democratic Governance and the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, within the framewrok of the Next Generation Democracy project.
The Club de Madrid delegation, led by Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile (2000-2006) and Mª Elena Agüero, Deputy Secretary General of the organization visited Haiti from the 27th to the 30st of April
Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile (2000-2006) and Member of the Club de Madrid lead the second High Level mission,which took place from the 27th to the 30th of April, in the framework of the joint European Union/Club de Madrid Project "Promotion of dialogue for democratic reform in Haiti"
The need to increase the ability of minority women to participate in the development of Shared Societies and to ensure personal dignity of all women were among the challenges identify by the international experts gathered in Madrid. The SSP team works now on a plan with concrete proposals to address these issues.(Downdload in pdf the Briefing Paper on Women and Shared Societies)
The Nizami Ganjavi International Center and the Club de Madrid, with the support of the State Committee for the Work on Diaspora and the Library of Alexandria hosted a High Level Preparatory Meeting to start the preparations for the “Shared Societies Forum 2014” to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, next April.
Club de Madrid Members Petre Roman and Rexhep Meidani will chair this Saturday 30 in Tunis a seminar focused on the Constitution Reform process with representatives of all relevant Tunisian political parties and national and international members of the LEND Network
Club de Madrid Secretary General, Carlos Westendorp, and Deputy Secretary General, Maria Elena Agüero, met with Chinese People’s Institute for Foreign Affairs’s Vice President Mr. Sun Rong Min
Tunisian and Moldovan representatives of the government and the civil society met with Club de Madrid Members PM Kok, PM Campbell and PM Roman and international experts in Stockholm
Club de Madrid General Secretary, Carlos Westendorp, offered Club de Madrid's experience in a high level meeting in Rabat to create a political and economic area encompassing both shores of the Mediterranean regional integration is good for all; therefore an integrated MENA region must be an EU priority.
Carlos Westendorp, Secretary General of the Club de Madrid, will take the organization’s experience in democratic transitions and the lessons learnt during the institution’s missions in the MENA region to the high level meeting “Beyond Populism: Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Democratic Transitions” to be hold on the 5th of February in Rabat, Morocco
During the last two days, Tunisian representatives of the government and the civil society met with Club de Madrid Members PM Campbell and PM Roman and international experts.