News by our national chapter in Catalonia

Local government representatives from 20 Catalan cities and towns took part in a full-day meeting on this emerging subject for our network. The event was organized by the Mayors for Peace Catalan Chapter in cooperation with Santa Margarida i els Monjos and the Barcelona Province.

The event was held at the medieval castle of Castell de Penyafort; a captivating site located at the heart of Penedès region in the Barcelona Province. It welcomed contributions by key networks, civil society initiatives and regional representatives to explore emerging practices and co-create a shared action agenda on historical memory focused on the exchange of practices, advocacy and better communication.

The values and mission of the Mayors for Peace network were highlighted in this context.

The event stressed the importance of local governments’ commitment around democratic values, human rights and social cohesion. Historical memory policies are a key tool at local governments’ hands to advance this vision through intergenerational dialogues, participatory democracy, peace education and development cooperation projects.

The event welcomed contributions from: