Welsh Affairs Committee Press Notice 07-08

Session 2007-08

17 April 2008

Committee Media Officer: Rebecca Jones
tel: 020 7219 5693

Press Notice No 13


Welsh Affairs Committee visit to Barcelona and Bilbao

The Welsh Affairs Committee will visit Barcelona and Bilbao as part of the broadcasting and creative industries section of its inquiry into globalisation and its impact on Wales. The Committee arrives in Barcelona on Sunday 20 April and travels to Bilbao on the evening of Tuesday 22 April. Details of the Committee’s programme include:

Monday 21 April

Meetings with Secretary General for Media and Communication and Secretary General for Home Affairs, Institutional Relations and Participation, Generalitat de Catalunya

Visit to Barcelona University

Presentation and tour by 22@ Barcelona, a project aiming to transform industrial land into an innovative economic district

Visit to the Catalan Audiovisual Council and a Catalunya broadcasting corporation

Tuesday 22 April

Visits to:

Open University of Cataluyna

Vilaweb, a Catalan news website

El Periodico de Catalunya, a daily Barcelona newspaper

British Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday 23 April

Meetings and presentations with Basque Industrial Development Agency

Visit to Higher School of Engineering

Visit to Basque TV and Radio Broadcasting Board

Presentation by Basque Country Audiovisual Cluster

Thursday 24 April

Visit to Mondragon, a worker-owned cooperative movement


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