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Conference on the cultural project Memory and heritage from exile to the Euroregion (1936-1945)

Conference on the cultural project Memory and heritage from exile to the Euroregion (1936-1945)

On October 2 and 3, activities will take place around the collections of the Archives Départementales des Pyrénées-Orientales, reference archives in exile and the Retreat. This project, promoted by the Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation, together with the University of the Balearic Islands, the FRAMESPA Laboratory (Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès), the Exile Memorial Museum, the Centre for the Study of Dictatorships and Democracies (UAB) and the University of Valencia, is the winner of the AAP Culture 2019. The Euroregion is actively involved, beyond the grant of some 13,000 euros that has been awarded. Throughout the day will intervene: Alfons Quera, Director of the Museum; Grégory Tuban, Doctor of History, journalist, researcher into the Republican exile in France and also a collaborator in the Euroregion project; Marie Landelle, Director of the Departmental Archive of the Pyrénées-Orientales; and Magali Rieu, Head of processing and valorisation of the collections of the Departmental Archive of the Pyrénées-Orientales.

The Head of the Technical Cabinet of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Mr. Francesc Vilaró, and the Director of the Euroregion, Xavier Bernard-Sans, will be present at the events on the 2nd in Barcelona, at the headquarters of the Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation. On the 3rd, Mr. Guy Esclopé, Regional Councillor of the Occitan Region, and Lorena Abelenda, Project Manager for Culture and Tourism of the Euroregion, will participate in the event at the Exile Memorial Museum in La Junquera.

2 October: Conference at the headquarters of the Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation

3 October: guided visit to the Exile Memorial Museum and day: The collections of the Republican Retreat and Exile camps in the Departmental Archives of the Pyrénées-Orientales

Barcelona – 02/10/20 | La Jonquera – 03/10/20