Communiqué from Horitzó Europa – UEF Catalonia regarding the disturbing facts happened in Catalonia on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.
Horitzó Europa – UEF Catalunya is calling upon members of the public and the organisers of the large demonstration that will take place in Barcelona on 11 September to bring, hand out and fly European flags.
Victor was born in Barcelona in 1987. Being half Catalan and half Italian, he holds a degree in Political and Administration Sciences from de Universitat de Barcelona (2012), a master in Project Management of the IL3 Institute for Lifelong Learning (2014), and a master in European Political and Administrative Studies, specialising in European Public Policy Analysis, at the College of Europe, in Bruges (2016). He is committed to the neighbourhood and European movements in Catalonia since 2010.
On Thursday, November 17th, 2016, Horitzó Europa celebrated its general assembly. After some months in a low motion, our association decided to open its assembly to non-members in order to reintroduce it and reset it.
We have tremendously sad news to share with you: Elena Rodríguez-Espinar, “la nostra Elena / our Elena”, passed away on 2 March 2016. It is impossible to express with words how much she meant to all of us. And how much she has contributed to our association and humble pro-European efforts over the last ten years.
During a European Dinner in Brussels, Albert Royo, Secretary General of the Pulic Diplomacy Council of Catalonia, appointed last January, explained the main goals of this new body of the Government of Catalonia.
Avanti Europe! is a new online citizens’ movement aiming to inject creativity and dynamism in the search of common answers to common European challenges. We are establishing an online platform to mobilise millions of citizens across the continent on key European issues using innovative communication campaigns and participative tools to give European citizens a voice and change the state of play in Europe.
On 24 January 2008, twenty-nine citizens committed to Europe met in Barcelona to constitute the association Horitzó Europe, an organisation created to explain and spread the European project in Catalonia and to involve the citizens in the process of building a federal European Union.
The Catalan Government has appointed Roger Albinyana as the new Foreign Secretary. With a strong political profile, Albinyana (Barcelona, 1981) will assume the Government’s main liaison to the world in a moment when Catalonia’s international relations will play a crucial role. With a Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Albinyana is a founding member of Horitzó Europa and is member of the National Council and International Coordinator of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya. He was founder of the Cercle d’Estudis Sobiranistes and is connected with the European Liberal Party, whose youth branch presided between 2004 and 2008. Horitzó Europa wishes him good luck and a great successes in this new and important position.