BIENVENIDA – ANNUAL MEETING 2020

This weekend numerous delegates from our member communities were supposed to meet in sunny Bienvenida, Spain for this year’s annual meeting. However, as it was announced more than two months ago, the meeting had to be postponed due to situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Europe. Today, to symbolically mark the meeting in Spain, we bring you the message from our network’s president, Boy Scholtze:

 Last year during the closing ceremony of the annual meeting in Põlva, we wished our friends from Bienvenida good luck with the preparations for this year’s edition. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation throughout Europe we can’t meet in Spain this weekend. No culinary evening, no mayors’ meeting, no workshops and no new unforgettable memories. Nevertheless, I would like to thank our Spanish friends for the hard work they’ve done the past year to prepare Bienvenida for being the heart of Europe. I’m grateful they are willing to host the meeting in 2021 and I am looking forward to cooperate another year with their fantastic team. I can’t wait to visit Bienvenida and moreover to meet all of you again! Stay safe and I hope to see you very soon again! 

–  Boy Scholtze, the President of the Charter of European Rural Communities.