Working meeting with envoy Adam Casals
On Monday, 1 February 2016, a working meeting between the envoy of the region Catalonia Adam Casals and the IRE Chairman Franz Schausberger together with the IRE Secretary General Joachim Fritz took place in Salzburg at the Institute´s headquarters. It was agreed that a working visit of Franz Schausberger to Barcelona shall take place to meet with the new Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont and new Foreign Minister of Catalonia Raül Romeva.Moreover, a joint event on “Catalan independence” will be organized in Salzburg sometime during 2016 and the Secretary General of the Euregio Mireia Canals will speak at the IRE conference “Health for All” on 24 February 2016 in Hallwang to report on the cross-border health projects between Catalonia and the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillo.
Catalonia is a member of the IRE network since summer 2015. The representation of the Government of Catalonia has an office in Vienna since June 2015 and is interested in contacts and new relations in Austria, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. As part of the 12th Conference of European Regions and Cities (CERC) from 25 to 27 September 2016 in Salzburg a delegation from Catalonia will attend the international talks.