The Basque Country participates in the XXVIII Plenary Council of the Working Community of the Pyrenees
On the 28th of October, in Luchon (Midi-Pyrénées, France), the XXVIII Plenary Council of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP) took place.
The event included the participation of more than 400 people from the Pyrenean regions of Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées (which currently holds the presidency), Languedoc-Roussillon, Catalonia, Aragon, Navarre and the Basque Country, along with the Principality of Andorra.
Guillermo Echenique, General Secretary for Overseas Action, and Antonio Rivera, Vice-Minister for Culture, headed the Basque Government's delegation and have stated that they are satisfied with the progress of the projects that are being implemented. They drew particular attention to the recently created Pyrenean Climate Change observatory, where the Basque Country participates via the public sector company IHOBE.
Amongst the themes addressed by the Plenary Council, the statement that 2011 would be marked as the Year of the Pyrenees bears special mention. This will involve various activities aimed at promoting this area as a tourist destination and on a cultural and social level.
Running parallel to the meetings, a Forum for Trans-border Initiatives was held wherein the most important projects within the Spain-France-Andorra Territorial Cooperation Program were presented. The Program boasts more that 160 million euros of Community financing.