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Albert Royo MarinéBorn in Barcelona in 1977. He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Applied Economic Analysis from University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), as well as degree in European Affairs from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Since 2001, Albert Royo had worked for the European Commission as head of the press and communication unit, as well as head of the political reporting unit at the Representation in Barcelona. Previously, he had worked for the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union in Brussels.

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.

Membres d'Horitzó Europa
Membres d'Horitzó Europa

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.

Elena Rodríguez-Espinar García


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.

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.