Registration for World Questions is closed for now. There has been a high level of interest.
New tickets will be released from January 3rd 2018.
The BBC World Service is holding a series of debates across the world in a time of change.
On January 17th, BBC World Questions comes to Madrid, where
the BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby will chair a debate between leading politicians and opinion formers with all subjects and questions provided by the public audience.
Spain has one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union, but is still plagued by almost 40% youth unemployment, has an enormous public debt, and is undergoing the worst political crisis since its democracy began 40 years ago. In October 2017 the province of Catalonia made a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain. The Government in Madrid responded by arresting the elected leaders of the province, imposing direct rule and setting up new elections. All over Spain questions of unity, human rights, nationalism and democracy are being discussed.
Be part of the audience at the Círculo de Bellas Artes on 17th January and have your say in a debate that will be heard round the world.
Admission is free, but online registration is required. The event starts at 18.00 and will consist of a drinks reception where audience members suggest their questions, and the debate. Guests are kindly requested to arrive on time. For organisational reasons we cannot guarantee entry after 18:45.
BBC World Questions - an international series of English language- allows the public to question their politicians, leaders and opinion formers directly face to face. The debates are led entirely by questions from the audience who are able to have their points heard around the world.