Conference interpreter at the “Curs Lenin: Lennin i el concepte d’estat”

Michael Brie is a social philosopher at the Institute for Critical Social Analysis of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin. His research focuses on the theory and history of socialism, the socio-ecological transformation of modern societies and strategic questions of the left in the crisis of neoliberalism.

Silvia Palá interpreters have been at his lecture and debate on 13 June in which he spoke about the vision and application of the socialist state of Lenin, the famous leader of the Soviet Union and predecessor of Stalin.



Conference interpreter during the Congress “From Citizen Security to Cybersecurity. 25 years of security surveys”.

The Councillor for Home Affairs, Joan Ignasi Elena, opened the conference ‘From Citizen Security to Cybersecurity. 25 years of security surveys’ with the aim of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first public safety survey in Catalonia, reviewing not only its editions, but also the other specific surveys that have been designed and carried out (school coexistence, male violence, sexual violence and safety of the elderly), making an assessment of expectations and realities.

Councillor Elena stated that ‘security surveys help to complete the objective data that is known and to better interpret criminal acts in order to reflect on the evolution of society and to evaluate the security policies of the different public administrations’. “Our goal is to make the country safer and to make citizens perceive security.

Silvia Palà Intérpretes has had the pleasure of coordinating the simultaneous interpretation service in English, French and Catalan, with the participation of a good group of international speakers.


Conference interpreter during the IFLA International Congress

Silvia Palá Intérpretes is preparing for the summer holidays with one last conference dedicated to the great role played by the global community of librarians participating in the 87th International Congress of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

Founded in 1927, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions is an international, independent, non-governmental organisation that maintains formal associate relations with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). IFLA’s aim is to promote international understanding, cooperation, discussion, research and development in all areas of library and information science, as well as to be a body through which librarianship can be represented on issues of international concern. At present, the Federation has more than 1,500 members from 140 countries.



Conference interpreter during the round table discussion on cryptocurrency legislation

Source of information: Europa Press, La Vanguardia, Twitter (Jessica Albiach)

Etherum, Cardano, Lota, Avalanche… these names may sound like video game characters to many, but they have become the object of desire of small investors from all over the world in the new global gold rush: cryptocurrencies, a market that on 3 November surpassed three trillion dollars. A market that last 3 November surpassed three trillion dollars.

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency in history, and was born in 2009 and continues to maintain its validity intact despite its extremely high volatility. And Spain is no stranger to this phenomenon. A survey by the financial markets platform of 1,500 Spanish investors has revealed that 72% will invest in cryptocurrencies in the coming months. In the meantime, bitcoin is on a roll, and ordinary citizens are no strangers to this fever. Almost 4.4 million people admit to having invested in cryptocurrencies, according to a study by the Financial Users Association.

On 3 March, at an event organised by Els Comuns at the Born Cultural Centre, the round table “Tot el que volies saber sobre criptomonedes i no t’havies atrevit a preguntar” (Everything you wanted to know about cryptocurrencies and didn’t dare to ask) took place, with speeches by the leader of Els Comuns in Parliament, Jéssica Alibach, the MEP Ernest Urtasun, the journalist and technology analyst Marta Peirano and the founder of DigiEconomist Alex de Vries.

The debate focused on the three political implications of cryptocurrencies that, in the opinion of the leader of Els Comuns, must be resolved: speculation, crime and the environmental impact generated by cryptocurrencies.

Urtasun also explained that the European Parliament is working on the development of a regulatory framework to supervise the use of cryptocurrencies when the purpose is money laundering, as well as to put limits on the environmental impact caused by the intensive use of algorithmic calculations of computers, as well as their rapid obsolescence and energy consumption.



Foto by: Silvia Palá Intérpretes



Conference Interpreter for Pronovias España

Conference interpreter during the presentation of the new collection of wedding dresses and accessories at the Pronovias and Marchesa Notte International Sales Convention.

Latest trends in colour palettes, fabrics, materials and accessories, the dream of every bride-to-be on her happiest day, carefully designed for the upcoming 2023 season!



Foto logo Pronovias by: Silvia Palá Intérpretes



On-line interpreting during the international meeting of GoodElectronics

The GoodElectronics network brings together networks, organisations and individuals that are concerned about human rights and sustainability issues in the global electronics supply chain. Members include trade unions, grassroots organisations, campaigning and research organisations, academia and activists. GoodElectronics and its members are not-for-profit only.

The GoodElectronics network has a vision of a global electronics industry characterised by adherence to the highest international human rights and sustainability standards. Labour rights and environmental norms are protected and respected throughout the entire production cycle, from the mining of minerals used in electronics products, to the manufacturing phase, and the recycling and disposal of electronics waste, both on the level of companies’ own operations and in the value chain.

In January 2014, the GoodElectronics network began a five-year programme funded by the European Union. The objective of the programme is to contribute to an electronics industry characterised by compliance with the highest international human rights and sustainability standards, where labour rights and environmental norms are respected throughout the entire production cycle.

This cycle includes everything from the mining of minerals to manufacturing of electronics devices to the recycling and disposal of electronics waste.

The programme aims for three results:

  1. Civil society organisations, including trade unions, are informed, supported and capacitated to play their role as a countervailing power in the electronics sector in order to empower precarious workers and address corporate abuse, both on the local and international levels.
  2. Mature industrial relations involving trade unions and electronics companies have been established on both global and national levels.
  3. Meaningful engagement between civil society and electronics companies and other relevant actors along the global electronics supply chain has developed.



Conference interpreter during the conference “Patrimoni en conflicte”.

Source of information: Conference open to the public

The European Observatory of Memories of the UB Solidarity Foundation (EUROM) and the Regidoria de Memòria Democràtica de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona have jointly organised the international conference Patrimoni en conflicte. Museus i llegat colonial, to reflect on decolonial movements and heritage.

The programme began with a lecture by Dan Hicks, professor of contemporary archaeology at Oxford University, curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum and author of “The British Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution.

The day continued with three round tables of experts linked to art institutions, such as the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, UNESCO’s “Movable Heritage and Museums” programme, the National Museum of Anthropology in Madrid and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).



Foto by: Programa oficial


Conference interpreter during the 11th Barcelona Biennial of Landscape Architecture.

The 11th edition of the Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture consisted of a series of eight conferences under the slogan “Climate Change: City and Nature”, the presentation of the 11 projects that aspired to win the Rosa Barba Professional Award by their authors and the conferences of the eight universities that participated in the International Landscape Schools Award.

The symposium has been adapted to this year’s circumstances to make it an open-participation event, held as always from Barcelona. True to the commitment to the Biennial over the years, and sharing the concern for health security during this period of pandemic, the organisation proposed to transform the challenges into a new adventure to broaden the scope of the Barcelona Landscape Biennial and thus contribute to raising the profile of the profession and the education of landscape architecture.



Conference interpreter during the Seminar A neoliberal counter-revolution? Cultural Imaginaries, Political Subjectivities and New World Order.

In response to the reflections developed in the framework of the research projects Decentralised Modernity(ies) and Fossil Aesthetics, this international conference asks about the role that cultural imaginaries have played in the shaping of neoliberal subjectivity during the period from 1979 to 2019.

Marked by key historical milestones such as the beginning of perestroika and the fall of the Berlin Wall, this chronological framework determines the effective implementation of the economic, cultural and political model that shapes our present. Although the historical origin of neoliberalism as an ideological project can be traced back several decades, it is from the end of the 1970s, after the experiment of the Chilean dictatorship and with the arrival of Margaret Thatcher to power, that its cultural hegemony began to take shape on a global level.