DIPLOCAT participates in the constituent plenary session of the Council for the Catalan Community Abroad

The new entity is an advisory body of the Catalan Government

DIPLOCAT took part this morning in the constitutive session of the Council for the Catalan Community Abroad, chaired by the President of the Catalan Government, Pere Aragonès. The Catalan Minister for Foreign Action and Open Government, Victòria Alsina, and the Director General of the Catalan Community Abroad, Laura Costa Olivé, were also present at the meeting. DIPLOCAT is a member of the Council, a collegiate body that advises the Government on the policies and actions related to the Catalan communities abroad.

During her speech, the secretary general of DIPLOCAT, Laura Foraster i Lloret, briefly presented the consortium and showed her willingness to work together. Project manager Jordi Arrufat talked about the main initiative that DIPLOCAT has been carrying out with Catalan communities abroad since 2015, the Sant Jordi internationalization campaign known with the #BooksAndRoses hashtag. Arrufat invited participants to send comments and suggestions to improve the initiative. DIPLOCAT believes that Catalonia's Day of Books and Roses has the potential to become a great global celebration, in the same way that the lunar new year is a celebration that represents Chinese culture and St. Patrick's Day is closely bond to Ireland.

The next meeting of the Council for the Catalan Community Abroad is scheduled to take place in February 2022.