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Presentation of the book ‘La España diversa’ (Diverse Spain) by Eduardo Manzano

The Euro-Arab Foundation presents the new book by Eduardo Manzano Moreno, ‘La España diversa. Keys to a plural history’, a book to understand the keys to the diverse past of Spain’s history. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters, with a presentation by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, Bárbara Boloix Gallardo.

Presentation: Tuesday, May 7, at 18:00h, at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters.

Published by Critica, the history of Spain is the history of a changing past, paradoxical and inaccessible to simplification, whose richness and complexity recovers its centrality in this book. Faced with interested essentialist readings and ideological battles for the narrative that abound today, Eduardo Manzano proposes a passionate and exciting journey to rediscover this legacy in the form of a mosaic of identities, cultures, territories, languages and civilisations. From Roman Hispania to the race for the Indies, from Muslim Al-Andalus to the Transition and from Jewish Sepharad to Bourbon unification, the keys to a plural, provocative, documented and ironic history are offered.

With a powerful narrative, far removed from academic language and not lacking in irony, España diversa not only strips our history of clichés, but also teaches us that it is change, and not the maintenance of essences, that characterises us.


Spanish historian specialising in Al-Andalus, with a PhD in Medieval History from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) from the University of London. Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales of the CSIC, of which he was director between 2006 and 2012. He has been a visiting researcher at St. Johns College of the University of London.

Presentación del libro 'La España diversa' de Eduardo Manzano
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Presentation of the book ‘Dynamics of Protests in the Arab World’

As part of the Granada Book Fair, on Wednesday 24 April, the Euro-Arab Foundation and the UGR Publishing House presented the book ‘Dynamics of Protests in the Arab World’.

Presentación del libro Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe

‘Protest Dynamics in the Arab World: Challenging Authoritarian Regimes’ takes a comprehensive approach to protest as a form of unconventional political participation that emerges as a response to authoritarian regimes in the region, and which presents a series of specificities within the field of study of collective action and social movements.

Collective action and social movements have been widely studied in political science as a prism for analysing the socio-political dynamics of different democratic and authoritarian regimes, and especially transitions and democratisation processes.

For the Arab world, however, while protests as a form of political participation have been a constant since colonial times, they have not always been taken into consideration as a primary explanation for the political changes and new social dynamics that the region has experienced over the years.

Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe.
(From left to right) Mª Angustias Parejo; Juan Antonio Macias Amoretti; Bárbara Boloix Gallardo; MªIsabel Cabera y Carmelo Pérez Beltrán.

The presentation of the book included speeches by Bárbara Boloix Gallardo, Deputy Secretary for Cultural and Institutional Cooperation of the Euro-Arab Foundation; Carmelo Pérez Beltrán, Director of the Arab Studies Collection and editor of the book ‘Dynamics of Protest in the Arab World’; Mª Isabel Cabrera García, Director of the UGR Publishing House; Juan Antonio Macias Amoretti, Director of the Department of Semitic Studies at the UGR and Mª Angustias Parejo Fernández, Lecturer in Political Science and Administration at the UGR.


The book, published by the Editorial de la Universidad de Granada, has been written by:

Carmelo Pérez Beltrán, editor of this publication; Inmaculada Szmolka Vida; Laura Mijares; Ángeles Ramírez; Laurence Thieux; Alicia Olmo Gómez; Miguel Hernando de Larramendi; Mª Angustias Parejo Fernández; Isaías Barreñada Bajo; Bárbara Azaola Piazza; Ignacio Álvarez Ossorio; Leila Nachawati Rego and José Abu Tarbush.

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Activities of the Euro-Arab Foundation at the Granada Book Fair

Once again this year, the Euro-Arab Foundation is participating in the 42nd Granada Book Fair with different activities, book presentations, workshop and a meeting of our book club Kutub.

Events organised by Euro-Arabia at the FAIR

MONDAY, 22.- 20:30h / GRANADA Pavilion – Presentation of the book ‘The Blue Sunflower’ by RIMA BALI

TUESDAY, 23.- 17:30h to 18:30h / GRANADA Pavilion – ALIFATO WORKSHOP. Arabic writing. Children’s workshop, for boys and girls from 10 to 16 years old. Free of charge.

Taught by Naima Anahnah and Hassan Laaguir, this Arabic writing workshop is a practical and playful approach to the millenary Arabic calligraphy, the alphate. Participants will be given a short introduction and then go on to reproduce the different characters of the alphate.

WEDNESDAY 24th – 17:30h to 18:30h / GRANADA Pavilion – TIFINAGH WORKSHOP. Amazigh writing. Children’s workshop, for boys and girls from 10 to 16 years old. Free of charge.

Taught by Naima Anahnah and Hassan Laaguir, this is an introductory workshop to the writing and culture of the Amazigh, an indigenous people from the countries of North Africa. Eminently practical, it will teach how to write in one of the oldest scripts in the Mediterranean, the Tifinagh script ⵜⵉⵉⵉⵏⴰⵖ. During the workshop, basic aspects of geography and history of this millenary culture, the Amazigh, will be addressed.

THURSDAY, 25.- 18:00h / ZAIDA Hall – READERS’ MEETING of the novel “Those who are afraid” by the Syrian writer DIMA WANNOUS. Activity registered in the KUTUB Reading Club of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

SATURDAY, 27.- 11:00h.- 12:30h. / GRANADA Pavilion – STORYTELLING. Open to all audiences

The North African Storytelling activity is about telling and narrating traditional Amazigh short stories. This activity will be carried out by 4 pairs, each consisting of a child and an adult relative, as well as a storyteller, with the aim of making known the millenary and rich tradition of storytelling in the Amazigh culture. The narrations will be accompanied by the projection of images subtitled in Spanish, in order to make them more accessible to the hearing impaired.

All the activities of this programme are free of charge, but to attend the workshops you must register in advance at: (link sends e-mail) or by WhatsApp: 635048584
Events organised at Euroarab’s headquarters

WEDNESDAY, 24th – 18:00h. / Euro-Arab Foundation

Presentation of the book ‘Dynamics of Protests in the Arab World. Challenging authoritarian regimes”- UGR Publishing House –

This book takes a comprehensive approach to protest as a form of non-conventional political participation that has emerged as a response to authoritarian regimes in the region, and which presents a series of specificities within the field of study of collective action and social movements.


Feria del libro. El girasol azul

rita en el Club de Lectura KUTUB de la Fundación Euroárabe.

Feria del Libro. Club Kutub
Cuentacuentos del norte de África

الفعاليات التي تنظم في مقر المؤسسة الأوروبية العربية

يوم الأربعاء، الموافق 24 من شهر نيسان/أبريل في تمام الساعة 18:00 مساءً، في مقر المؤسسة الأوروبية العربية 

عرض كتاب “ديناميات الاحتجاجات في العالم العربي. تحدّي الأنظمة الاستبدادية” – دار النشر التابع لجامعة غرناطة.

يتناول هذا الكتاب مقاربة شاملة للاحتجاج كشكل من أشكال المشاركة السياسية غير التقليدية التي برزت كرد فعل على الأنظمة الاستبدادية في المنطقة، ويقدم سلسلة من المواضيع المتخصصة في مجال دراسة الحركات الاجتماعية.

Poster Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe
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Presentation of the book ‘The New Fundamental Social Rights’

Presentation of the book “Los nuevos derechos sociales fundamentales: Una propuesta de reforma constitucional” by Diego López Garrido, Professor of Constitutional Law and Executive Vice-President of the Fundación Alternativas.
fundamental social rights’.

Monday 22 April, at 6 p.m. at the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

The presentation will be given by Professor of Constitutional Law, Diego López Garrido, Executive Vice-President of the Alternativas Foundation.


In the 21st century, the imbalance between the proclamation of the social state as an essential democratic aspiration and the vacuum or absence of sufficient legal guarantees to fill it with content and prevent setbacks is unsustainable. And this applies to the highest-ranking norms, the constitutional norms. We must start with them.

Hence the proposal made in this paper for a reform of the Spanish Constitution to make five specific social rights into genuine fundamental rights. These are: the right to health; the right to an adequate pension; the right to the environment; the right to access to housing; and the right to the protection of personal data.

Presentación del libro Los nuevos derechos sociales
Un momento de la presentación del libro por Diego López Garrido en la Euroárabe


Yolanda Gómez Sánchez – Professor of Constitutional Law Jean Monnet Chair, ad personam UNED.
Diego López Garrido – Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Legal advisor to the Spanish Parliament, Executive Vice-President of the Fundación Alternativas.
María Mercedes Serrano Pérez – Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law-Albacete, University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Paulo Ramón Suárez Xavier – Professor at the University of Seville.
Elviro Aranda Álvarez – Professor of Constitutional Law. Carlos III University of Madrid
María Luz Martínez Alarcón – Professor of Constitutional Law. University of Castilla-La Mancha
Antoni Farriols Solá – Computer Applications Analyst.
Mª Celia Fernández Aller – Lecturer in Computer Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.