Catalonia says it will hold a symbolic independence referendum despite a Spanish Constitutional Court ruling banning the vote, PressTV reported.
The autonomous region's government made the announcement on Nov.4, saying everything is prepared for the November 9 vote and everything will go ahead as scheduled.
"We will continue with the participative process," said Catalan government spokesman, Francesc Homs, adding, "And we'll do it with all the consequences."
Homs went on to say that 40,000 volunteers have been recruited to hold the referendum on whether Catalonia should become a state, and if so, whether it should be a fully independent state.
Last week, Catalonia's President Artur Mas condemned the Spanish central government for taking legal action against the vote, accusing Madrid of "abusing its power."
On October 31, Spain's central government asked the Constitutional Court to block the vote.
The official non-binding vote was planned for November 9, but Mas later downgraded it to a symbolic vote after the Spanish government declared Catalonia's bid for independence illegal.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy argues that Catalonia's independence bid disrespects "democratic conditions."
If the symbolic referendum is held, a "Yes" vote will not automatically lead to the secession of the region but only gives the Catalan president the mandate to negotiate independence with the Spanish administration.
The wealthy northeastern region of Spain has a population of 7.6 million people, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the country's economy, and has been seeking independence for years.