Dr. Leonel Fernández Signs Collaboration Agreement with CEPC

July 19, 2017

Dr. Leonel Fernández, former president of the Dominican Republic and current president of GFDD/Funglode, has signed a General Protocol of Institutional Collaboration with Spain’s Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (CEPC) (Center of Political and Constitutional Studies), with the goal of establishing a framework of exchange via strategic alliances in the areas of information, activities, publications, and research.

Concerning activities, GFDD/Funglode and CEPC, in accordance with their organizational standards and capabilities, will develop joint initiatives leading to better utilization of human and material resources in the fields of teaching, publications, as well as new revelations and research in Political Science, Constitutional Law, and other disciplines.

Likewise, in the field of publications, each institution “is obliged to evaluate the
exchange, free or economically advantageous, of publications emanating from their respective activities.”

While insofar as research, the Protocol consigns “the most beneficial treatment possible for those people which, guaranteed by their respective representatives, participate in tasks of research or teaching in the headquarters of the two co-signing entities” of the accord.

Pursuant to the agreement, the
General Protocol of Institutional Collaboration will hold validity for four years. The specific development of its content will be made, when required, through addenda.

The protocol was endorsed by Benigno Pendás Garcia – CEPC director, Spanish lawyer and academic.

CEPC is an independent organization of Spain associated with the Ministry of the Presidency. Its mission is to analyze the global juridical and sociopolitical
state of affairs, paying special attention to issues relevant to Spanish law and Ibero-American institutions as well as the relations Ibero-American countries have with Europe.