The Board of Trustees is the highest governing and representation body of the IDEAS Foundation. With their proposals and decisions they contribute to the development of proposals that can be useful to solve the problems of the Spanish, the European and the global society from a progressive viewpoint.
Accordingly to the statues of the Foundation, it is composed of the members of the Federal Executive Commission of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE). Equally, the Board of Trustees has the power to appoint influential relevant of the progressive figures.
The Board holds ordinary meetings twice a year although it is possible to convene extraordinary board meetings.
The current trustees were appointed at the extraordinary Board meeting held from April 11 to 12, 2012, held after the change of the Executive commission of the PSOE at the 38th Federal Congress.
Secretary General of the PSOE since the 38th Federal Congress.
He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Complutense University and has held several political positions in the socialist Governments of Felipe González and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
He served as Secretary General and Secretary of State for Education and Minister of Education and Science in 1992. In 1993 he left the Ministry to serve as the minister of the President’s Office and Spokesperson of the Government.
After the victory of the PP in 1996, he carried out his political career as a member of the Executive Commission of the PSOE and as a Member of Parliament.
From 2004, he became the Spokesperson of the Social Group at the Parliament. In April 2006 he joined the Government again as the Home Affairs Minister.
Since October 2010, Rubalcaba has combined his responsibilities as a Home Affairs minister and those of First Vice President and Spokesperson of the Government and was the candidate of the PSOE for the general elections held on November 20, 2011.
Vice President of the IDEAS Foundation and Secretary of Ideas and Programs of PSOE. He is graduated in Political Sciences and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and in Law from the UNED. He has been an MP for Salamanca since the II Legislature. He has been the Spokesperson of the Socialist Group at the Parliament between 2000 and 2004.
As Minister of Labor between 2004 and 2008, he prepared the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Attention for Dependent People Law; y the Equality Law, which placed Spain at the forefront of effective and legal equality. He also pushed for the Independent Contractor Statute 2005 and 2004, which stabilized the labor market by putting an end to the historic discrimination to this group of workers. The Statute for Spaniards Living Abroad was another achievement.
He was the coordinator of the electoral programs of PSOE in the General Elections of 2004, 2008, and 2011.
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Regional Minister of Economy, Innovation and Science of Andalusia since March 2010.
He is a member of the Provincial Executive Committee of the PSOE in Jaén and Executive Secretary of the Regional Executive Commission of the PSOE in Andalusia. He is also a member of the Electoral Strategy Committee of the PSOE in Andalusia.
He holds a bachelor degree in Economics (University of Malaga) and a master in Economic Analysis (Superior Council of Research (CSIC) and Autonomous University of Barcelona). Previously, he was Regional Minister of the Presidency, Secretary General for Economy (2002-2009) and Director for European Funds (1996-2002) in the Regional Council of Economics and Finance.
MP for Lugo.
At the 37th Federal Congress in 2008, he was elected as the Vice secretary General of the PSOE and he held this position until February 2012. And, between April 2009 and December 2011 he was Minister of Public Works.
Previously, he was elected as Spain’s Socialist Workers Party’s Organization and Electoral Action Secretary of the Executive Federal Commission at the 35th Federal Congress in 2000 and Organization and Coordination Secretary of the EFC at the 36th Congress in 2004.
Secretary for Equality of the PSOE since the 38th Federal Congress.
She was General Director of the Institute for the Elderly and Social Services (IMSERSO) and General Secretary for the Attention for Dependent in the last Government of Zapatero.
She has also been Director of the Information, Documentation and Counseling for the Youth of the Council of Alcalá de Henares, Director of the Fundación Mujeres, Director of the Women’s Office of the Council of Fuenlabrada and Coordinator of the Secretary for Equality of the Federal Executive Commission of the PSOE.
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He has been the Managing Director of the PSOE since 2008 and is specialized in training for employment policies and company growth.
He has been a militant member of the PSOE since 1970, and has had a long political career especially in the Autonomous Region of Galicia.
From October 21, 2010 to December 22, 2011 he has been the Minister of Labor of the ninth legislature in José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s government.
He is a member of the General Union of Workers (UGT) and the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) and has worked as an economist in the Technical Office of the Confederal Executive Commission of UGT. He has been Executive Adviser in Ministry of Labor and Social Security from 1988 to 1994 and General Secretary for Employment from 2004 to 2006. He was advisor to the Social and Economic Council of Spain.
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President of the Andalusian Autonomous Government since 2009 and Secretary General of the PSOE-A since 2010.
He graduated in Law at the University of Seville. And, as a member of the Parliament, he served as MP for Córdoba in the Parliament during the V, VI and VII legislatures (1993-2004) and, during the Spanish presidency of the European Union in 1995, he chaired the Cabinet meeting of Labor and Social Affairs.
At regional level, it must be noted that he has been second Vice President and highest ranking person in charge of economy of the Andalusian Autonomous Government since April 2008. During the second Legislature of the autonomous Government (2004-2008) he was in charge of the Regional Ministry of Economy and Finance.
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General Secretary of the Spanish Young Socialists (JSE) since 2007.
Graduated in law at the Complutense University of Madrid and has been European MP since July 2010 and General Secretary of the Spanish Young Socialists (JSE) since the 23rd Federal Congress held in July 2007 and a member of the PSOE federal Executive Committee and of the PSOE Federal Committee on which he represents the JSE and is Councilor with responsibility for Heritage, Tourism, Transport, Entertainment and Youth of the Escalona town council since 2007. Member of the PSOE Provincial Board for Toledo and of the PSOE Regional Board for Castile-La Mancha and General Secretary of the PSOE for the Escalona town Council (Toledo).
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From 2002 to 2004 he was an advisor to the Organization Secretariat of the Executive Federal Committee of the PSOE. He challenged the constitutionality of the Immigration Law.
He has been a Member of Parliament for Madrid since 2004, he was the spokesman for immigration and since 2006 he has been the spokesman for the Commission for Internal Affairs of the Socialist Parliamentary Group.
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MP of the PSOE at the Spanish Parliament for the Álava.
Technical engineer and graduated in Law, he ahs developed a long political career holding high level positions as the President of the Gestora Municipal of San Sebastián, Delegate of the Central Government in the Basque Country, vice-president of the Basque Government, Euro Mp and minister of the Presidency in the last government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
He has also been Secretary General of UGT (Spanish Trade Union) in Guipúzcoa and Euskadi.
Member of the Parliament since the IX legislature, she is currently the spokesperson of the Defense commission of the Parliament and Federal Secretary for Social Policy of the PSOE.
Previously, she has been Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation since 2010, Minister of health and Social Policy since 2009, after having served in 2006 as Secretary of State for Latin America.
In 2000 she was elected Secretary for International Politics of the PSOE Federal Executive Commission and was re-elected for the same position in 2004. In 2003 she was chosen to be PSOE's candidate for the Mayor of Madrid where she was the spokeswoman of the Socialist Group.
Secretary for the organization of the PSOE since the 38th Federal Congress.
He graduated in Political Sciences and holds a postgraduate degree in International Economics and Political Sciences from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (Great Britain) and has been Secretary General of the PSOE in Castilla y León from 2008 to April 2012, and was the socialist candidate for the May elections in this autonomous community.
At national level, he was elected Mop for the electoral district of Segovia in the VIII and IX Legislatures.
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President of the Spanish Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament since 2009.
He is a professor of Constitutional Law and has earned a good reputation as an expert in constitutional law with an important political career. Previously he has MP for Las Palma since the VII legislature. From April 18, 2004 to February 12, 2007 he was Minister of Justice in the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
In October 2007, he was elected Secretary General of the PSC-PSOE and he held this position until 2010.
Elected President of the Basque Government on March 1, 2009. And, since the 38th congress, he is the Federal Secretary for Political Relations of the PSOE.
Member of the Federal Committee of the PSOE and MP in the Basque Parliament since 1991, where he was the President of the Parliamentary Group of the Basque Socialists - Euskal Sozialistak until 2009.
In the year 1975, he joined the Socialist Youth of the Basque country and was elected Secretary General from 1985 to 1988, when je joined the Executive Commission of the Socialist Party of the Basque Country.
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He was elected Secretary for Land Planning and Zoning and Sustainability at the 38th Federal Congress of the PSOE and is also MP for Asturias at in the Parliament.
At the previous Federal Congress of the PSOE he was appointed Secretary for the Environment and rural Development of the Federal Executive Committee. He has also been the President of the Consorcio para el Desarrollo de la Montaña Central of Asturias, and of the Rural Development Group for the same territory.
He is a member of the Asturian and Spanish Networks for Rural Development and the Economic and Social Council of Asturias.
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Member of Parliament representing Madrid and spokesperson of the Commission for the Study of the Climate Change.
She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome and, after serving for 4 years, as a Minister, she was appointed Spanish Representative to the OECD until ending 2010.
Previously, she was General Director for Housing and Public Works and Secretary of State for Environment under former President Felipe González.
In 1982 she was appointed Deputy Minister of Economy of the Junta de Andalucía in the first autonomous government.
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He is research professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) and also serves as the director of the Program on Latin American Politics at the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset since May 2008.
He has a degree in Journalism and holds a PhD in Physics with a thesis "The limits of methodology: from scientific logic of science to the sociology of the scientific.
He has authored several articles on democratic quality, political history and economic development, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Political Science Association from its foundation in July 2002 until 2008. From May 2004 to April 2008, he was the Director of the Department for Analyses and Studies of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet.
Member of the Spanish Parliament for Valladolid and Spokeswoman for the Socialist Group in the Spanish Parliament.
She was chosen to be the candidate for the Mayor of Valladolid in 2007. In the general elections of 2008, she was re-elected national Mp representing Valladolid. In July 2008, she was appointed Secretary of State for International Cooperation.
She was a member of the Federal Committee of the PSOE between 2000-2008 and he won a seat at the Parliament in the general elections of 2004 as an Mp representing Valladolid.
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President of the Global Progress Council and ex-officio member of the Council of State in his capacity as a former Prime Minister.
He was the fifth Spanish Prime Minister since the Transition and after wining the general elections of 2004, and during the IX Legislature and after running again the successfully in 2008.
He graduated in Law at the University of León and was elected Secretary General of the Socialist Federation of Leon (FSL) on June 19, 1988 and, was elected Secretary General of the PSOE on July 23, 2000 at the 35th Federal Congress of this party. He has served as MP in the Spanish Parliament from June 22, 1986 to the end of 2011.
Member of the Parliament and Secretary for Town Planning and Zoning, Infrastructures and Housing of the Federal Executive Commission of the PSOE.
She graduated in Economics and has been an MP representing Valencia since 2008 until she was appointed General Secretary for infrastructures of the Ministry of Public Works in April 2009. In October 2011 she resigned after being chosen to be the candidate for the Spanish Parliament.
A member of the Federal Executive Commission of the PSOE since 2004, she was appointed General Secretary for Economic Policy and Employment at the 36th Federal Congress and Executive Secretary for Housing and Town Planning and Zoning at the 37th Federal congress in July 2008.
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President of the Ramón Rubial Fundazioa.
She was elected Senator for Vizcaya during the general elections of 2004 and 2008 and serves as the President of the Commission of Labor and Welfare of the Senate.
She has been a member of the Federal Committee of the PSOE and a member of the Political Advisory Council of the Socialist Party of the Basque Country-Euskadiko Ezkerra (PSOE).
Spokesperson for the PSOE in the Commission for Public Works at the Spanish Parliament and Secretary for Training of the PSOE.
He graduated in Political Sciences and Sociology at the UCM and has bee Senator during the IX legislature. Previously, he was councilor at the Madrid Council (1995-2003), spokesperson of the Socialist municipal Group and spokesperson of the Social Group in the Madrid Parliament.
He was also the Secretary General of the Socialist Party of Madrid from 2000 to 2007.
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Director of the Fundación Mujeres.
She graduated in Law and specialized in equal opportunities policies between women and men, focused on the labor market.
Since 2001, she is the director of the Fundación Mujeres, an organization that works in project aimed at the different fields of social, political, economic and cultural participation with the aim to achieve real and effective equal opportunities.
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Socialist MP for Malaga.
He holds a PhD in Sociology and has been elected MP in the general elections of 2004, 2008 and 2011.
At the 36th Congress of the PSOE he was elected Executive Secretary for the Federal Executive Commission of this party and held this position between July 2004 and February 2012.
He is a Tenured Professor of Sociology at Complutense University of Madrid and before that, he directed the Colegio Mayor San Juan Evangelista.
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Federal Secretary for Education and culture of the PSOE and General Director of the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife.
She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Granada and is a renowned expert in museum studies and cultural management, and between 2000 and 2004, she was the General Director of the Institution of Heritage of the Junta de Andalucía.
She has served as the President of the Andalusian Commission for Archives and Book and Document Heritage and the Andalusian Commission for Museums as well as several technical commissions and organizations in charge of the heritage.
Deputy Secretary General of Spain’s Socialist Workers Party since February 2012.
He studied Law and Political Sciences and has been a Member of Parliament for Madrid since April 1, 2008 and from 1999-2008 she was the socialist spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs Commission. Before that, she also served as a member of the European Parliament.
In 2000 she joined the Political Commission of the PSOE. She was Secretary for International Relations of the PSOE and member of the Federal Committee from March 2007 to July 2008. She was reelected Secretary for International Policy and Cooperation at the 37th Congress.
She was the National Coordinator of the European Women’s Lobby (1992-1994), member of the European Movement (since 2004), founder and first President of the Young Women Association (1984-1990) and since 1999 she is the President of the Fundación Mujeres.
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Spokesperson for the PSOE in the Commission for International Cooperation for Development and Federal Secretary for towns and Municipal Policies of the PSOE’s Federal Committee.
He graduated in Law at the Complutense University of Madrid and has worked as a lawyer in the private sector in Labor and Penal Law. He has also held several important positions in the party as the General Secretary of the PSOE of Jaen and as the Secretary for Organization of the PSOE of Andalusia.
He has served as Senator, Adviser at the Junta de Andalucía where he also served as first Deputy Minister and General Director of the Local Administration and MP for Jaen in the Parliament of Andalusia between 1982 and 2009.
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