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70th Anniversary Congress

18-21 May 2017, Andorra
#LIat70

FINAL
PROGRAMME

Wednesday 17 May
Venues:
Hotel Roc Blanc - RB Hotel Golden Tulip Fenix - GTF
Plaça Coprínceps, 5, Prat Gran 3-5
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, AD700 Escaldes-Engordany,
Andorra Andorra
Arrival of delegates

Thursday 18 May
Registration hours: 12:30 – 14:00
Arrival of delegates
09:00 – 10:30 INLW General Assembly GTF
(By invitation only)

10:30 – 12:00 20 years of INLW – Past Achievements and Future Directions GTF

Start of Congress Activities
13:30 – 14:30 LI Bureau meeting GTF
(By invitation only)

14:00 – 15:30 Coordination meeting of regional organisations GTF
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party)
Arab Liberal Federation (ALF)
Africa Liberal Network (ALN)
Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats (CALD)
Red Liberal de América Latina (RELIAL)

(By invitation only)

14:45 – 15:30 Secretariat report RB La Vall

15:30 – 18:30 Executive Committee administrative session RB La Vall
(Open to delegates only)

20:00 Dinner
Hosted by Democracy and Freedom – Catalan Group of Liberal
International, in cooperation with Partit Demòcrata Europeu Català

Caldea
Parc de la Mola, 10, AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Speaker
Artur Mas i Gavarró
129th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia
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Friday 19 May

Registration hours: 08:00 – 09:30
08:00 – 09:00 Making the Most of Congress - Session for New Participants GTF

Lito Arlegue
Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, Philippines

Khadija El Morabit
International Network of Liberal Women, Morocco

09:15 – 10:00 Congress opening RB La Vall

Welcome remarks
Dr. Juli Minoves
LI President – Liberal Party of Andorra

Opening Address
Marc Forné
Former Prime Minister of Andorra – Liberal Party of Andorra

Hans van Baalen MEP
ALDE party President – VVD, the Netherlands

Hakima El Haite
LI Vice-President – Mouvement Populaire, Morocco

Rocio Guijarro
President of Red Liberal de América Latina, Venezuela

Jordi Gallardo
President of Liberal Party of Andorra

10:00 – 12:00 Congress administrative session (part I) RB La Vall
Presentation and vote on membership applications
Presentation of LI Bureau candidates
(Open to delegates only)

10:15 – 11:45 Liberals Opposing Populist Autocrats RB 1st floor
Panel session
Organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Welcome
Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué
Deputy Chairman, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Speakers
Stevens Mokgalapa MP – Democratic Alliance, South Africa
President of the Africa Liberal Network
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Josephine “Nene” Sato MP – Liberal Party of the Philippinnes
Treasurer and former Secretary General of the party

Zoltán Kész MP
Member of the Hungarian Parliament

Pedro Urruchurtu
Coordinator for International Affairs – Vente, Venezuela

Moderator
Sebastian Vagt
European Affairs Manager
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

12:00 – 13:30 Millennials and Work: the Future of Employment RB 1st floor
Workshop
Organised by International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY)

Facilitator
Ahmad Al-Rachwani
IFLRY Vice-President

Contributors
Pauline Kastermans
IFLRY President

Farah Irqsusi
AYUFD Representative

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch RB

14:30 – 17:00 Local Perspective of the Liberal Manifesto RB La Vall
World Café Session
Organised by Swedish People's Party of Finland (SFP)

Keynote speaker
Anna-Maja Henriksson
Leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland

Chairperson
Mats Löfström MP – Swedish People's Party of Finland

Working group chairs
Inclusion – Astrid Thors
Former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities – Swedish
People's Party of Finland

Environment – Edgard Razafindravahy
Former Mayor of Antananarivo – Arche De la Nation, Madagascar
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Guaranteeing security – Senator Art Eggleton
Former Mayor of Toronto, Canada

Employment – Eduardo Montealegre
LI Vice-President – Ciudadanos por la Libertad, Nicaragua

Democratic accountability – Abir Al-Sahlani
Former Member of Parliament – Center Party, Sweden

14:30 – 17:00 Individual rights VS Group rights: A Liberal Debate RB 1st floor
British Parliament Style Debate
Organised by the LI Human Rights Committee, People's Party for Freedom
and Democracy (VVD, The Netherlands)

Supported by Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE
Group)

Chair
Markus Löning
Chairperson of the LI Human Rights Committee

Arguing for Group Rights
Lord John Alderdice
LI President of Honour – Liberal Democrats, United Kingdom

Arguing for Individual Rights
Tioulong Saumura MP – Cambodia National Rescue Party

17:00 – 18:30 Working Group on World Today’s Resolution RB La Vall

Chair
Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE
LI Vice-President – Liberal International British Group

17:00 – 18:30 Working Group on Other Resolutions RB 1st floor

Chair
Kerstin Lundgren MP – Centre Party, Sweden

17:00 – 18:30 Spreading the Liberal Message Online in Times of Populism GTF
Workshop
Organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Facilitator
Caroline Haury
European Affairs Manager
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
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18:45 – 19:15 Bus departure to the Parliament RB
19:00 – 21:30 Reception at the Consell General d'Andorra – Parliament of Andorra
Hosted by Liberal Parliamentary Group
Business Attire

Visit of Casa de la Vall, Old Parliament House

Welcome remarks
Carin Montaner MP, Liberal Party of Andorra

Vicenç Mateu Zamora, President of the Andorran Parliament

Josep Pintat Forné MP, President of the Andorran Liberal Parliamentary
Group
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Saturday 20 May

Registration hours: 08:30 – 09:30
09:00 – 09:30 Congress administrative session (Part II) RB La Vall
Elections of LI officers
(Open to delegates only)

09:00 – 10:00 Liberalism in the Time of Post-Truth Politics GTF
Panel Session
Organised by Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats (CALD) and Friedrich
Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Kiat Sittheeamorn
Secretary General, Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats
Deputy Leader – Democrat Party, Thailand

Abhisit Vejjajiva
Chairperson, Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats
Former Prime Minister of Thailand
Leader – Democrat Party, Thailand

10:00 – 12:00 Manifesto on Liberalism in the 21st Century RB La Vall
Panel session
Co-organised by Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats (CALD) and
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Chairpersons
Dr Juli Minoves
LI President – Liberal Party of Andorra

Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué
Deputy Chairman, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Leaders of regional organisations
Hans Van Baalen MEP
LI President of Honour
President of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party

Abhisit Vejjajiva
Chairperson of Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats

Stevens Mokgalapa MP – Democratic Alliance, South Africa
President of the Africa Liberal Network

Rocio Guijarro
President of Red Liberal de América Latina

Dr. Mahmoud el Alaily
President of Arab Liberal Federation
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12:00 – 13:30 How to Make Liberals Win Again GTF
World Café Session
Organised by Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats (CALD) and Friedrich
Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Chairperson
Timmy Dooley MP - Fianna Fáil, Ireland
Opposition Spokesperson for Communications, Environment and Natural
Resources
ALDE Party Vice-President

Table Hosts
Tioulong Saumura MP – Cambodia National Rescue Party
Vice-Chairperson, Cambodian National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign
Affairs

Dan Kucawka
General Advisor for International Affairs, Ministry of National Security and
Secretary for International and Institutional Affairs – Union por la Libertad,
Argentina

Jayanthi Devi Balaguru
Chairperson, CALD Women’s Caucus
Central Committee Member – Parti Gerakan Rakyat, Malaysia

Sidi Touré
Minister of Promotion of Youth, Youth Employment and Civil Service –
Rassemblement des Républicains, Cote d’Ivoire

12:00 – 13:30 Opening Borders? Migration and Economic Integration RB La Vall
Panel session
Organised by Liberal Party of Andorra

Speakers
Carles Naudi MP – Liberal Parliamentary Group

Albert Pintat
Former Prime Minister of Andorra – Liberal Party of Andorra

Hedwig Kastenholm
Swedish International Liberal Centre

Milosz Hodun
Projekt: Polska

Chairperson
Noelia Souque Caldato
Lawyer and expert on European affairs
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18-21 May 2017, Andorra
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12:15 – 13:30 Human Rights Committee administrative session PLA HQ
Supported by Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE
Group)
(By invitation only)

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch – The Seven Golden Rules of Political Communication RB
Supported by APCO Worldwide

Thomas Eymond-Laritaz
Executive Director and Head of APCO Global Solutions

Nicholas Whyte
Senior Director at APCO Global Solutions

14:30 – 16:00 Congress administrative session (Part III) RB La Vall
Congress resolutions
(Open to delegates only)

14:30 – 16:00 How to be Popular without Being Populist GTF
Fishbowl Session
Organised by Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats (CALD) and Friedrich
Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Moderator
Jaslyn Go
Central Executive Committee Member and International Liaison –
Singapore Democratic Party

Members of the Inner Circle - Fish Bowl
Sam Rainsy
Co-Founder and former president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party
Former Chairperson, Council of Asian Liberal and Democrats

Josephine “Nene” Sato MP – Liberal Party of the Philippinnes
Treasurer and former Secretary General of the party

Zéphirin Diabré MP – Union for Progress and Change, Burkina Faso
Leader of the Opposition and President of the party
West Africa Vice-President, Africa Liberal Network

16:00 – 17:30 Signing ceremony of the Manifesto with delegation leaders RB La Vall

17:30 – 18:00 Closing ceremony of the Congress RB La Vall

Dr Juli Minoves
LI President, Liberal Party of Andorra

18:00 Family photo RB La Vall
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18-21 May 2017, Andorra
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18:15 – 19:15 Coordination meeting of the Nordic member parties GTF
Organised by Centre Party, Sweden
(By invitation only)

19:15 – 19:30 Bus departure RB
19:30 A MicroState in a changing Europe: a liberal perspective
Dinner
Hosted by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party* and
the Liberal Party of Andorra

Welcome remarks
Hans van Baalen MEP, ALDE Party President

Address
Andorra Park Hotel
c/ les Canals, 24
AD500 Andorra la Vella

*with the support of the European Parliament

Sunday 21 May
Departure of delegates
09:00 – 10:30 Bureau Meeting GTF
(By invitation only)