Fundación Alternativas has renewed its Board of Trustees by incorporating “expert and authoritative voices from the political, economic and scientific spheres” and “personalities committed to the fight against male violence and social rights”, according to the think tank.
Specifically, the new Board of Trustees of Alternatives will include personalities such as Pilar Llop, president of the Senate; María Blasco, director of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO); Francisca Sauquillo, president of the NGO Movement for Peace; Mariano Barbacid, head of the Experimental Oncology Group of the National Centre for Oncological Research (CNIO); Manuela Carmena, former mayor of Madrid; María Emilia Casas, former president of the Constitutional Court; Ignacio Fernández Toxo, former secretary general of CCOO; Cándido Méndez, former secretary general of UGT; Estrella Galán, secretary general of CEAR; Sandra León, political scientist; and Emilio Ontiveros, economist.
These new personalities join other previous members of the Board of Trustees, such as Javier Solana, former High Representative for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy; Belén Barreiro, CEO of 40db and former president of the CIS; Victoria Camps, philosopher and permanent advisor to the Council of State; Ignacio Escolar, editor of the eldiario.es; Joaquín Estefanía, former director of El País; Andreu Mas Colell, economist; Felipe González, former Prime Minister; Juan Manuel Eguiagaray and José María Maravall, former ministers; Nicolás Sartorius, co-founder of CCOO and president of the Advisory Council of Fundación Alternativas; or Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, film director.
“Since its foundation in 1997, Alternativas has maintained its independent profile thanks to the rigor and quality of its reports, prepared by top-level researchers and analysts”, the organization said in a press release. For this reason, “Alternativas is a very valuable tool when it comes to making contributions from reflection, analysis and study of all the issues on the agenda of public debate”.
According to the executive vice-president of the think tank, Diego López Garrido, the new Board of Trustees will include “women and men of great value and projection in areas such as science and research, business, trade unions, the judiciary, law and economics, cinema, journalism, the university, social movements – protection of refugees, fight against gender violence, protection of the environment – or politics”, so “Alternativas not only renews its Board of Directors, but also the thematic areas on which we are going to reflect in order to encourage debates in the street, based on real data, and to promote reforms that place Spain at the forefront of progress”.
“I am sure that the new Board will be involved in the challenges that lie ahead, when a progressive coalition is at the head of the government”, he continued. “We want Alternativas to continue to deepen the social, economic and political problems of Spain and Europe. We think that our think tank has to play a role as an intermediary between society and business, union and political leaders”, added López Garrido.