ECR Eurolat Iberosphere Summit, Madrid

For the second consecutive year, the ECR Eurolat Working Group will hold a transatlantic meeting promoting the defence of democracy against attacks from new forms of totalitarianism and dictatorship in the Iberosphere.

The aim is to continue building a great Euro-Iberoamerican alliance of democratic forces that defend freedom and the values of Western civilization in both Europe and Iberoamerica.

Where: Eurostar Madrid Tower, the event will be live-streamed on the ECR Group’s YouTube channel: Day 1 & Day 2

Monday 10 October

Presentation of the II Eurolat Summit of the Group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), ‘Iberosphere Summit’ @ 11:00 CET

‘Iberosphere Summit’ Opening @ 16:00 CET


  • Rocío Monasterio, President and spokesperson for VOX (Spain) to the Community of Madrid, Member of the Assembly of Madrid


  • Jorge Buxadé, Member of VOX (Spain) to the European Parliament, Head of the Spanish Delegation of the ECR Group, Member of the Bureau of the ECR Group, First Vice-President of Political Action of VOX


  • Hermann Tertsch, Member of VOX (Spain) to the European Parliament, Vice-President of the ECR Group, President of the ECR Eurolat Political Action Group

Panel I: Economic, political and environmental consequences under the hegemony of narco-communism: from terrorism to the constituent assembly @ 16:30 - 18:00 CET

  • Carlo Fidanza, Member of the Fratelli d’Italia to the European Parliament, Vice-President of the ECR Eurolat Political Action Group
  • María Fernanda Cabal, Senator for the Centro Democrático to the Republic of Colombia
  • Víctor González Coello de Portugal, Member of the Congress of Deputies of Spain. VOX Spokesperson in the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Congress. Economic Vice President of VOX
  • Ana María Rodríguez, Republican member to the Florida Senate
  • Moderator: Carmen de Carlos

Panel II: How the cultural war is destroying democracies and freedoms in the European Union and Iberoamerica. The education/indoctrination of the masses @ 18:15 - 19:45 CET

  • Enikő Győri, Member of Fidesz to the European Parliament. Former Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Former Hungarian Ambassador to Spain.
  • José Antonio Kast, Candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Chile in 2021
  • Zoe Valdés, Cuban and Spanish-French writer and artist and human rights defender
  • Ernesto Araújo (Liberal Party) - Diplomat. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Moderator: Carmen de Carlos

Tuesday 11 October

Roundtable I: 30 years after the collapse of the communist dictatorships in Europe: the resurgence of attempts to curtail freedoms on both sides of the Atlantic @ 9:00 - 10:30 CET

  • Jorge González-Gallarza, Executive Director of Fundación Civismo. Madrid
  • María Herrera, President of the Hispanic Assembly of the Republican Party in Miami
  • Miguel Ángel Quintana Paz, Academic Director of ISSEP Madrid
  • Juan Ángel Soto, Director of the international area of Disenso Foundation
  • Moderator: Carmen de Carlos

Roundtable II: The imperative mobilization of the consciences of the European-Iberoamerican alliance: awakening of the moral muscle @ 10:45 - 12:15 CET

  • Tomasz Poręba, President New Direction, Member of the European Parliament (Poland - Law and Justice Party)
  • Mike González - T. Arredondo Senior Fellow on E Pluribus Unum at The Heritage Foundation
  • Vanessa Kaiser, Director of the Annah Arendt Chair at the Universidad Autónoma de Chile. PhD in Philosophy and Political Science
  • Rodrigo Ballester, Director, Centre for European Studies at Mathias Corvinus Collegium, Hungary
  • Jorge Martín Frías, General Director of Disenso Foundation
  • Moderator: José Antonio Fúster, Editor jefe de La Gaceta de la Iberosfera

Cultural corner: The process of ideological-cultural insubordination: the intellectual force of the European-Iberoamerican alliance @ 12:30 - 13:30 CET

  • José Luis López-Linares, Writer, director and film producer, Spain
  • Iván Vélez, Architect, writer and associate researcher at the Gustavo Bueno Foundation, Spain
  • Antonio Moreno, Historian, writer and communicator, Spain
  • Moderator: Carmen de Carlos

Panel III: Relations between Europe and Iberoamerica: China and Russia, a common threat @ 16:00 - 17:30 CET

  • Anna Fotyga, Member of Law and Justice to the European Parliament. Vice President of the ECR Eurolat Political Action Group. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland. Former member of the National Security Council, Poland
  • Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, Bolivian lawyer and politician. Former Minister of the Presidency of the Republic. Former Minister of Government. Former Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bolivia
  • Eduardo Fernández-Luiña, Director of Studies of the Disenso Foundation, Spain
  • Hermann Tertsch, Member of VOX to the European Parliament. Vice President of the ECR European Parliamentary Group. President of the ECR Eurolat Political Action Group
  • Moderator: Carmen de Carlos

Panel IV: Political solutions: the reconquest of freedom @ 17:45 - 19:15 CET

  • María Corina Machado, President of Vente Venezuela
  • Adriana Tudela (Avanza País Party), Lawyer and politician, Congresswoman of the Republic of Peru
  • Victoria Villarruel (Partido Demócrata), Lawyer. Member of the National Assembly of Argentina
  • Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, Member of the Congress of Deputies of Spain. Spokesperson of the VOX Parliamentary Group in the Congress. National Vice Secretary of International Relations of VOX
  • Moderator: Carmen de Carlos

Closing: The summit of the Iberosphere declaration @ 19:30 CET

  • Santiago Abascal, President of VOX, Spain
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