Politics: Strengthening Europe from Catalonia

Event Date:

March 25, 2024

Event Time:

5:30 pm

Event Location:

Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies

Is this conference, Salvador Illa will share his view on how to strengthen Europe from Catalonia, working with the rest of Spain to build a strong and resilient EU in an increasing volatile world.   

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Salvador Illa Roca (La Roca del Vallés, Catalonia, Spain, 1966) had a long career in local and regional politics before becoming Minister of Health (2020-2021) during the government of Pedro Sanchez, in charge of directing the Spanish strategy to fight the COVID pandemic. He left the Ministry of Health in 2021 to become the candidate of the PSC (Catalan Socialist Party) for the Regional Catalan elections of that year. Currently, he is the Secretary General of the PSC and leader of the opposition in the Catalonian Parliament.

Meet our chair

Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is the Princesa de Asturias Chair and a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is the Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE. He is a former Head of the Department of Geography and Environment between 2006 and 2009. He is a past-President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2015-2017) and served as Vice-President of the RSAI in 2014. He was also Vice-President (2012-2013) and Secretary (2001-2005) of the European Regional Science Association.

Event Location:


  • Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies
  • Houghton Street
  • London WC2A 2AE

Event Schedule Details

  • March 25, 2024 5:30 pm   -   7:00 pm
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