IDEES, revista de temes contemporanis


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The Centre d'Estudis de Temes Contemporanis (CETC) is a research centre devoted to analysis and debate (think tank)

It was created in 1989 to carry on a task that nowadays is highly relevant in the academic, social and institutional domain.

The Centre is attached to the General Secretariat and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Institutional Relations and Transparency of the Government of Catalonia.

The former directors have been: Jaume Lorés (1989-1998), Àngel Castiñeira (1998-2004), Jaume Renyer (2004-2005), Enric Pujol (2005-2006), Joaquim Albareda (2006), Alfred Bosch (2007-2010) i Ferran Sáez Mateu (2011-2015). Actually, and since march/2016, the director is Joaquim Torra Pla.


The CETC belongs to the government of Catalunya, autonomous community of the Spanish State ( and according to the article 28 of the Decree 325/2011 of April 26, its tasks are as follows:

  • Research, diagnosis and assessment of facts, events and trends from the contemporary environment that affect the Catalan and the universal situation, especially those related to the techno-economic, socio-political and cultural fields.
  • The promotion and the coordination of initiatives and of activities linked to the intellectual world of social and human sciences in the national, state or international sphere.
  • The organization of seminars, one-day events, congresses, conferences and other similar events.
  • Participation, collaboration, advice and exchanges with other similar centres around the world.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of reports and the results of the undertaken research works, especially by means of the journal published by the Centre.
  • The creation and awarding of prizes within the sphere of the Centre's functions.


The CETC has a stable team of specialists who coordinate the research work, the publications and the rest of the activities (courses, conferences and seminars).

  • Marc Leprêtre is in charge of studies and prospective, and the edition and coordination of the journal IDEES.
  • Elena Jiménez
  • Eva Maldonado
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