Conferences and seminars: Paper-giver, panel organiser and/or discussant in international and national conferences

2015
Barcelona: The model of successful Games? A view after 23 years. Invited lecture in the series HafenCity Lectures. University Hamburg. University for the Built Environment and Metropolitan Development. 24. November.
2015
Discussant of the book Globalised Minds, Roots in the City: Urban Upper-middle Classes in Europe, by Andreotti, A., Le Galès, P & J. Moreno. Wiley-Blackwell : 22rd International Conference of Europeanists – Council of European Studies & Science Po. Paris, 8-10 July.
2014
The housing crisis and the bottom-up strategies of resistance. A Contemporary Cities: Social Change and Policies. Open Lecture. Milan Politecnic. Italy. November, 17th
2014
‘Social Innovation and creativity in cities: a socially inclusive governance approach’. Paper presented in International Symposium: Inclusive Creative Cities and Cultural Diversity. Plenary Session Creativity and Sustainability. Association for Urban Creativity. Osaka. July, 22-24.
2014
'Fighting Social Injustice in Spanish Cities: Social Innovation Practices Against Housing Evictions as a Response to the Current Housing Crisis'. (co-author Julie De Weerdt). Paper presented at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, July, 13-19.
2014
Multilevel Governance and Urban Policy in Barcelona. Master seminar at the European Module in Spatial Development Planning . Leuven Space and Society Research Centre. Catholic University of Leuven. 15th May.
2013
Institutional dynamics and social innovation: challenges and opportunities for social agency in cities”. Round table in the International Conference Resourceful cities RC21 (ISA) 29th-30th August
2013
“The citizens' platform movement against housing eviction (PAH) and responses from Institutions”. Paper presentation. Conference: COST Action IS 1102 Cohesion Social Services, Welfare State and Places. University of Reykjavik. 3-7th June,(co-author ,De Weerdt).
2013
'Competitive cities and urban policy challenges in Europe' Invited Paper presentation at Smart University along with Smart City for a New Glo-cal Evolution. University of Florence. European University Institute. 7th May.
2013
Multilevel Governance and Urban Policy in Barcelona. Public Lecture at the European Module in Spatial Development Planning . Leuven Space and Society Research Centre. Catholic University of Leuven. 25th March.
2013
‘Theorising multi-level governance in social innovation dynamics’. Paper presented at the Pisa International Conference: Participatory local welfare, citizenship and third sector organizations. What is at stake? University of Pisa. 31st January -1st   February.
2012
‘Articulando la gobernanza: el caso de Barcelona’ Presentation given at the CREAURBS Seminar on “Creativity and Knowledge. Basis for a New Urban Competitiveness” celebrated at the Faculty of Economy and Business. University of Barcelona. 13-14 December.
2012
‘State-led estate boosterism and the breakdown of the Spanish urban model’. Paper given at the International Conference: ‘La ville néolibérale: une thèse crédible ?.The neoliberal city: a credible thesis?’ Saint-Etienne Sciences Po Lyon / Université Jean Monnet de Saint-EtienneEVS / Triangle. 12-14 September.
2012
‘On Culture, social relations, urban policies and conflists. The case of Barcelona’.  Presentation in the 1st meeting of the Association for Urban Creativity. Co-managed by Osaka City University Urban Research Plaza and SciencesPo Observatoire Sociologique du Changement. Paris. 6th July.
2012
‘Social rights and public spheres’. Open Lecture Kolloquium. Faculty of Sociology. University of Bielefeld. 21st June. ‘Social rights and public spheres’. Open Lecture Kolloquium. Faculty of Sociology. University of Bielefeld. 21st June.
2012
‘Barcelona Overview’ Presentation in the ‘Urban competitiveness and social inequalities in the European crisis.’ International Conference. Milan Polytecnic 10-11May.
2012
‘Governance and Social Innovation in European Cities’ Lecture given at the Comparative urbanism Seminar Series at the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago. 24th April.
2012
Panelist in the round table session “Urban Policy Across countries”. At the Urban Affairs Associationn 42 Annual Conference “Rethinking the Future of Urbanism: Cities and Regions in the Post-industrial Era”.Pittsburgh. 19th April.
2011
‘Barcelona’s Model of social and cultural cooperation’ paper presented at the International Seminar: Challenge of Governance. Conference organised by City Chair at Science Po. Paris, 1-2. December.
2011
La evolución del ’Modelo Barcelona’. VIII Jornadas de Sociología: Sociología y  Ciudad. Organizado por la Universidad de la Rioja. Logroño. Spain. 27th Octubre.
2011
Ciudadanía, gobernanza multi-nivel en las ciudades Europeas: el caso de Barcelona. En el Seminario ’Identidad, migración y derechos humanos’ organizado por  el Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social en Occidente. Guadalajara. México. 25th de Julio.
 
2011
  1. Governance and Diversity in Cities. Session organiser and moderator. Annual RC21 Conference 2011. The struggle to belong. Dealing with Diversity in 21st Century Urban Settings. Amsterdam  7-9th July.
2011
Innovación Social y Acción Comunitaria en las Periferias Urbanas: ¿una paradoja? (con Ana Cano). Seminario Internacional: Periferias urbanas y transformación comunitaria. Diálogo. México-España. Centre d’investigació, docència, documentació i divulgació de Relacions Internacionals i Desenvolupament (CIDOB). Barcelona 21-22 febrero.
2010
Exploring Urban Futures in European Cities: A social Cohesion based approach Workshop. URBAN-NET- 7th Framework Programme. Chair of session and Raporteur. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. November 9th .
2010
“Social and Territorial Effects of the Global Crisis on the Contemporary Spanish Urban Growth Model”. Paper presented at the Plenary Session: Global Financial Crisis, Regime Change and New Challenges for Urban Theory. Research Committee on Regional and Urban Development. ISA XVII World Congress of Sociology Gothenburg. 12-July.
2009
“Spatial segregation and Social Cohesion” at the Spatial Construction of Social Inequalities Seminar. Politecnico di Milano. Italy. 12 October.
2009
“Governance, Citizenship and Social Cohesion in Cities” ISA-RC21 Conference: Inequality, Inclusion and the Sense of Belonging, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 23-25 August.
2009
“Social innovation and governance in European cities” at the Newcastle Seminar "Spaces of competiveness, spaces of social innovation"Univerty of Newcastle.UK. 13, July.
2009
“Dinámicas en los centros urbanos: la relevancia de Herbert Gans”. Universidad de Valencia. Departamento de Sociología. 29 Mayo, Seminar.
2009
Governance and social innovation (paper by García, Pradel, Eizaguirre), summary in Round Table 2 at the Katarsis Valorisation Conference: Social Innovation in Europe: Research and Practice, University of Economics in Vienna, 14-15 May.
2009
Governance Workshop coordination and managing session (with Pradel and Eizaguirre) at the Social Polis Vienna Conference University of Economics in Vienna, 11-12 May.
2009
Governance and Social Innovation in Practices Overcoming Social Exclusion in European Cities. Paper (with Marc Pradel & Santiago Eizaguirre). Regional Studies Association International Conference, Leuven, Belgium (6-8 April).
2008
Participación ciudadana. Bilbao-Ciudad intercultural. Hizaldia. Bilbao.
2008
Contribución de la innovación social a las practicas de la ciudadanía en ciudades Europeas. Real Academía de España. Workshop Espacio Público, Sociabilidad y Espacio de Ciudadanía, Roma.
2008
Social Innovation and citizenship practices in European cities: examples from Barcelona. Faculty seminar. La Sapienza. Università di Roma. Roma.
2008
García, M, M. Pradel & S. Eizaguirre, Governance and Social Innovation in Practices overcoming Social Exclusion in European Cities. European Urban Research Association. XI EURA Conference, Milan.
2008
Entrevista en programa de televisión Millennium, sobre Vida de Ciudad.
2007
García, M. & M. Degen. Barcelona, the breakdown of a virtuous model? . Conference New Concepts and Approaches to Urban and Regional Policy and Planning. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
2007
Social Citizenship, Unemployment Policies and Social Justice in the Urban Europe: The case of Spanish and Italian Youth. In RC21-University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
2006
García, M. & M. Degen. Barcelona, the breakdown of a virtuous model? RC21-ISA-XVI World Congress of Sociology. Durban.
2006
Citizenship practices and urban governance in European cities. Workshop: Faith-based organisations and poverty in the city. University of Antwerp.
2005
“Un Espacio Público en Construcción”. Taller de Sociologia. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas. Universitat de Barcelona,
2004
The European Employment Strategy: an example of European multi-level governance. Sussex European Institute- Staff-Students Seminar. Sussex.
2004
“La ciudadanía Europea desde una perspectiva Española” en Instituto Cervantes-Hochschule. Bremen.
2004
Citizenship and political integration in cities. European Science Foundation-Sciences Po Paris Workshop “Forward Look on Urban Science”: Cities/metropolis in the EU: social fabric, inequalities, economic development, agency and political order. Paris.
2004
Governance and public space: citizens’ participation in European cities in Workshop on “Urban Science Forward Look” European Science Foundation-Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca.
2003
Minimum Income Policies to Combat Poverty: National and Local Systems in a Developing European Social Model. European University Institute. Faculty Seminar.
2003
Social policies against poverty. New definitions of Social Justice. Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. Doctorate Seminar.
2003
Defining European Citizenship: Residence as a basis for European citizenship: Third country nationals. in Forum on European Citizenship. Warsaw.
2003
European Identity and Enlargement in Conference Democratic Choices and the European Constitution. Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)-European Commission, Halki.
2003
Social Citizenship and Unemployment. Policies and Social Justice in the European Social Model. European University Institute. Faculty Seminar. Brighton.
2002
García, M.; S. Body-Gendrot, E. Mingione, A. Patel, Globalising Urban Regimes: The Local Dimension of Social Inequalities and the search for New Definitions of Citizenship. In ISA-XV World Congress of Sociology. Brisbane.
2001
Citizenship in the European Union. Several Models of Social and Cultural Inclusion. Problems and Recommendations. Conference: European Citizenship-beyond borders, across identities. European Commission, Brussels.
2000
After 1992: Some Outcomes of the New Tourism Landscape in Barcelona. University of Barcelona. Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Urban Tourism Workshop.
2000
Minimum Income Policies in Catalonia and the Basque Country in Spain: The Local Analysis in Barcelona and Vitoria in Policies and Instruments to Fight Poverty in the European Union. Portuguese Presidency, Faro.
2000
“Los principales retos de la política social en las ciudades” en Plan estratégico de Valencia.
2000
“Políticas sociales a nivel local: el ingreso mínimo de inserción en Barcelona y Vitoria.” en Pobreza y desigualdad social-Políticas sociales contra la pobreza. Organisado por la Fundación Argentaria, Bilbao.
2000
García, M & A. Gomez, Ways of Participating in the Labour Market: Spanish roads in and out of Citizenship in Citizenship Conference. Organised by SASE-12th Annual Meeting on Socio-Economics. London School of Economics. London.
2000
Urban Sociology and Urban Regimes in Transition. In ISA Research Council Conference, Montreal.
2000
Urban Social Policies against Social Exclusion in SEI. University of Sussex.
1999
Urban poverty and social exclusion: a challenge to social citizenship in fourteen European cities. European Socio-Economic Research Conference. Brussels.
1999
Globalisation and Identity. Seminars of the Agean. Aegian University. Towards a Radical Agenda for European cities and Regions. Paros.
1999
Identity and Citizenship in the European Union: some points for future research. in Governance and Citizenship in Europe: Some research directions Conference, European Commission. DG-XII. Brussels.
1999
“Las mujeres y el dinero” in FIDEM Conferencia. Instituto Andaluz de la Mujer. Granada.
1999
After 1992: Some Outcomes of the New Tourism Landscape in Barcelona. The future of Chinese Cities: A Research Agenda for the 21st Century. Shangai Academy of Social Sciences. Shangai.
1998
García, M. & M. Oberti. Urban poverty and Social Exclusion: a Challenge to Social Citizenship in ISA-XIV World Congress of Sociology. Montreal.
1997
Cities and Fragmented Citizenship. Divided Cities. 2nd Convention European Association for Advance Social Sciences. University of Cyprus. Nicosia.
1997
Cities and fragmented citizenship in Southern Europe. RC21- International Conference. Berlin. Humboldt University.
1997
Minimum Income Policies in Southern Europe. International conference Nikos Poulantzas Society, Prospects of the welfare state in South Europe. Athens.
1996
Discussant in International conference Multiculturalism, Minorities and Citizenship. European University Institute.
1996
Cities and Citizenship. European Forum Seminar. European University Institute Florence.
1996
The quality of citizenship from a social to a politico-cultural agenda-. University of the Agean-AUT. Space Inequality and Difference Seminar. Milos.
1996
European Identity and Citizenship: some challenges. In European Commission and Soros Foundation Conference. Bucharest.
1995
La participación de las mujeres en el poder local. Primeras Jornadas sobre Mujer, espacio y vida local. Coruña.
1995
Barcelona: port and city. CNRS-Convention PIR VILLES. L’ evolution des rapports de pouvoir au sein des villes portuaires. Paris,
1995
Concentric Circles of European Identity. Université Libre de Bruxelles. Institut d'Études Europeennes- Dialogues Européens. Brussels.
1995
Sociología y urbanismo: 1ª Xornadas de Sociólogos e Socioloxia na Cidade da Coruña. A Coruña.
1995
Social Welfare Policies in Southern Europe. Social policy in an environment of insecurity. Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
1995
Rethinking Social Integration and Citizenship: Introduction. Urban Restructuring in Europe: Citizenship and New Patterns of Social Integration in Wider Europe. The Future European Cities: European Science Foundation. Acqua Fredda di Maratea.
1994
Social Policy and Democratization in Southern Europe. USA.Social Science Research Council-University of the Bosphorus. Istanbul,
1994
The Local Political Impact of the Barcelona Olympic Games. RC21- programme. XIII World Congress of Sociology. Bielefeld.
1994
Session coordination (with Michael Goldsmith) Gobierno local y ciudadanía. ISA-World Congress of Sociology. RC21, Bielefeld.
1994
Citizenship: an overview. RC21programme. XIII World Congress of Sociology. Bielefeld.
1993
Book presentation: “European Identity and the Search for Legitimacy” at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. London.
1993
Book presentation: “European Identity and the Search for Legitimacy” at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels.
1993
Local Democracy in Spain: Faculty Seminar, University of Warsaw.
1992
Europe´s fragmented identities and citizenship. Symposium Images of Europe. Crete.
1992
European Identity and Citizenship. University of Essex, Colchester.
1992
Citizens’ Cities and the Word Cities: A perspective from Barcelona. London 2000-British Council. London.
1992
Implications for a Citizen's Europe and the Spanish Experience. Towards and Anthropology of Europe. Goldsmith College. London University. London.
1992
Europe’s Fragmented Identities and the Frontiers of Citizenship. Faculty Seminar. Centre of International Studies. University of Cambridge.
1991
Citizenship in Spain. Seminar in St. Antony's College, Oxford.
1991
Cities and Fragmented Citizenship. First Research Conference on the Future of European Cities. Espinho.
1990
Social and Regional Inequality in Spain. International conference on New Urban Trends. Aalborg.
1990
Urban Social Movements and Economic Development in Spain. Faculty Seminar. Baruch College. The City University of New York, NY.
1990
Urban Communities in Spain: Political Participation and the Development of Local Democracy. ISA- XII World Congress of Sociology. Madrid.
1990
Session organised with Michael Goldsmith. Centralisation and Decentralisation of Political Institutions. RC21 programme. ISA- XII World Congress of Sociology. Madrid.
1989
Governance and rule: the political economy of local democracy. Self-Government and Social Protection. Moscow.
1988
Citizenship,Welfare and Social Inequality in Spain. RC21-ISA International Conference: Trends and Challenges of Urban Restructuring. Rio de Janeiro.
1987
Salarios y Mercados de Trabajo en la España Contemporanea: University of Barcelona.

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