The Green Recovery Tour in Spain, co-organized by the European Green Party and the Spanish Greens (Verdes Equo) will be held between 1-2 October in Madrid, Spain. It will feature an indoor exhibition on the key topics of the Green Recovery within European and national contexts. Three public panels and side meetings will be organised alongside with the exhibition.
Panels will cover topic closely linked to post-pandemic recovery in Europe and Spain. We will host national and European parliamentarians, European Greens committee members, and representatives from academia, NGOs and civil society.
9.30 to 10.00 Registrations
10.00 Opening by Silvia Mellado and Florent Marcellesi, co-spokespersons of Greens Equo as well as Vula Tsetsi, Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group and Committee Member of the European Greens
10.15-11.00 Opening speech by Mélanie Vogel, Co-chairof the European Greensand Green Senator in France
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.30: Green and fair responses to the energy crisis: Moderated by Vula Tsetsi, Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group and Committee Member of the European Greens
Faced with the current energy, social and climate crises, we need to move towards a new model that will both end dependence on fossil fuels and improve the quality of life of citizens. In this sense, how can the Recovery and Resilience Funds represent an opportunity to transform the current situation towards one that guarantees energy security, greenhouse gas reduction and people's well-being? What green and fair responses can we provide in the face of the consequences of Putin's war and climate change?
- Eleonora Evi, Italian MEP for Verdi/Sinistra.
- Carmen Duce, Ecologistas en Acción, Coordinator of the Clean Cities Campaign in Spain.
- Dirk Vansintjan, President of Rescoop, European Federation of Citizens' Energy Cooperatives.
- Eloy Sanz, Researcher and Professor of Energy Engineering at the Rey Juan Carlos University.
Lunch from 13.30 to 15.00
15:00 - 17:00 Parallel Sessions:
Green employment: moderated by Paula Espinosa, from Verds Equo-Compromis.
How do we employ young people and vulnerable groups at the same time as we reduce emissions. And how do we boost sustainability whilst increasing socially and ecologically meaningful employment?
- Ana Sánchez, Specialist in Green Employment and Just Transition.
- Antonio G. González, Member of the Committee of the Federation of Young European Greens.
- Jonathan Neale, Author of "How to stop global warming and change the world".
- Astrid Portero, Political Analyst.
Circular economy: moderated by Alejandro Sánchez, Member of Parliament for Greens Equo in the Assembly of Madrid.
How can we promote and implement the circular economy as a response to the energy and climate crises? In this workshop, we will look at the importance of the circular economy for affordable and green energy, waste reduction and non-polluting practices, as well as the driving force of a new eco-social economy.
- Alodia Pérez Muñoz, Environmentalist specialising in Waste and Natural Resources and Member of the Madrid Assembly for Más Madrid.
- Irene Mula Olmos, Harmon Corporate Affairs
- Laura Fernánez, Entrepreneur and Founder of ATREVA, SME in Waste Management.
Energy sovereignty: moderated by José Ramón Becerra, Former Deputy of Equo Berdeak in the Basque Parliament.
How can we use the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Funds to carry out projects focused on the most vulnerable groups and that allow to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels as well as to improve energy saving and energy efficiency?
- Alba del Campo, Ecoserveis Association of Barcelona
- Paz Serra Portilla, CECU (Spanish Confederation of Consumers and Users)
- Rosa Fraga Escudero, Plataforma por un Nuevo Modelo Energético (Platform for a New Energy Model)
17:00 - 17:30 Break
17:30 - 19:30 Parallel Sessions:
Sustainable agriculture and livestock farming: moderated by Lidia Ucher, journalist.
How can we use the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Funds to implement organic farming in the EU within the framework of the Farm to Fork Green Deal? We will talk about the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and new, more sustainable and healthier food and consumption habits. How to link the peasant agenda of food sovereignty and agroecology with the agenda for better food in cities?
- Aina Calafat, Head of Advocacy and International Projects, SEAE (Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture).
- Pilar Galindo, Board of Directors of La Garbancita Ecológica (La Garbancita Ecológica)
- Ana Sabaté, Professor of at the Complutense University of Madrid
- Marta Lozano, State Coordinator of Fair Trade
- Justyna Zwolinska, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences WULS-SGGW and an activist
Fair, sustainable and inclusive digitalisation: Moderated by Mar González, Co-Spokesperson for Greens Equo in Andalusia.
How can we promote, with the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Funds, a digital transition with European raw materials in a sustainable way that leaves no one behind? How can we establish Spanish and European transformation policies where green and digital go hand in hand?
- Richard Wouters, Co-Author of "Metals for a green and digital Europe" and member of the Think-tank of GroenLinks (The Netherlands).
- Pablo Alonso, Coordination of the Master in Ecological Humanities, Sustainability and Ecosocial Transition.
- Alfredo Villacampa Villanueva, Secretary of Sectoral and Industrial Policy of CCOO (Spanish CCOO)
- Ana María Álvarez Rodríguez: Former councillor in Parla (Madrid).
Sustainable Mobility: moderated by José Luis Nieto, Equo Greens Councillor in Madrid City Council.
Cities are a priority to implement green and fair responses. Reducing air pollution and implementing sustainable mobility for the majority is at the heart of Green policies. How can we use European funds to build zero-emission and more inclusive cities?
- Jesús Freire, Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Brands and Bicycles.
- Inmaculada Torres, Mobility Technician in Leganés City Council.
- Ramón García García, Vice-President of the Innovation Centre for Logistics and Transport.
Sunday 2 October:
10.00 to 12.00: Plenary: Europe's Green New Deal Moderated by Neus Truyol, Councillor in Palma City Council for Mes.
After the pandemic and Putin’s aggressive war in Ukraine, it is essential to (re)build another model that drastically reduces emissions and inequality. To this end, there is a political project at the European level called the Green New Deal, which is under constant attack from the right and extreme right. How can we make the most of it? But will the Green New Deal be enough in the face of the magnitude of the current crises?
- Barbara Trachte, Secretary of State in the Brussels-Capital Region, in charge of economic transition.
- Emilio Santiago, CSIC scientist and co-author of "What to do in case of fire? Manifesto for the Green New Deal".
- Ruth Ferrero, Professor of Political Science and European Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid
- Joaquín Nieto, Former Director of the Office of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Spain
12.00 to 13.00: Round table: The new challenges for European Greens: Moderated by María Pastor, Co-spokesperson for Greens Equo Madrid and deputy spokesperson for Más Madrid in the Madrid Assembly.
How can we achieve a Europe with more solidarity, more sustainability and more justice, and what role do the Greens play in this historic moment?
- Vula Tsetsi, Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, and Committee Member of the European Greens.
- Javier Peña, HOPE
- Pablo Muacho, former LIVRE councillor in Lisbon, Portugal and member of the national board of LIVRE
- Inés Sabanés, member of the Greens/Equo in Congress
13.00-13.30 Closing by Greens Equo and European Green Party.