Costa Brava town to host debate on future of Europe

'Europe in Blue' organizers hope event in Baix Empordà becomes annual forum for reflection 

Calonge Castle (Calonge i Sant Antoni council)
Calonge Castle (Calonge i Sant Antoni council) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

July 20, 2021 07:24 PM

The small town of Calonge on the Costa Brava is hosting a debate on the future of Europe, the first of what organizers hope will become an annual event.

The inaugural 'Europa en Blau' (Europe in Blue) conference takes place on Saturday, July 26, and aims to create a forum for debate on the European Union.

The event promoters want the Baix Empordà town to be a yearly meeting point for people interested and committed to the future of the EU to analyze, critically and constructively, the state of the union and the main challenges it faces.

The head of the European Commision's representation in Barcelona, Manuel Szapiro, and European Parliament spokesperson, Jaume Duch will be among those participating alongside the mayor of Calonge i Sant Antoni, Jordi Soler, and the president of Baix Empordà Council, Joan Loureiro.

The day, which features various presentations and discussions, aims to move the debate away from large capitals, such as Barcelona, Brussels or Madrid.

The conference runs from 10am until 2pm at Calonge Castle and it is part of the conference on the future of Europe put forward by the European Commission in 2019.