Seminar Topic – Referendum in Catalonia

The seminar was held within 5 days (08.06.2019-12.06.2019), and 2 days for arrival (07.06.2019) and departure (13.06.2019), as stipulated by the project.

The activities envisaged differed in their specificity because of the need for the participants to adapt and engage as quickly and effectively as possible in the workshop.

The workshop was divided into different panels, with the goals being through interactive activities and group involvement to get to know each other and get to know the different cultures.

Many of the activities were related to the non-formal education of the participants.

There were panels that aimed, through a brief theoretical reading and a review of academic studies, to lay down basic terms that were key to understanding among participants what separatism and autonomy represented in the midst of political unity.

In this way, the participants were able to get involved in the third type of activity, which was intended to put the participants in a simulation environment where they would debate the main topic of the seminar related to the role of the referendum as directly involving citizens in government in a situation of local desire for separation.

In the course of the seminar, the partner organization had provided lecture panels led by its members.

The lectures were on topics "Basic information about Catalonia as part of Spain", "Factors explaining Catalonia's candidacy for independence.", "Catalan crisis: more populism than separatism?", "How fake news helped shape the vote on independence of Catalonia. "," Manipulation and censorship, "" Attempts to "internationalize the conflict" and "Recent developments and situation since the December 2017 elections."

After acquiring a deeper knowledge of the topic of the seminar, participants had a panel in which they had to work in mixed groups to organize and provide methods, tools and levers that would find a solution to the problem.

The purpose was to enable participants to defend their point of view by arguably rebutting that of other groups.

After each day, a panel was provided in which participants had the opportunity to individually evaluate the entire past day, with the opportunity to make their recommendation on which part of the day and in which panel more emphasis should be given.

The organizers had set a follow-up task for the participants to complete within a reasonable time after the seminar had ended.

The participants had an informal panel to present their culture, traditions and cuisine.