AVEC - Administration Council Meeting

The ‘Alliance De Villes Europeans De Culture” association, also known as AVEC organised its Administration Council meeting in the city of Birgu, Citta Vittoriosa, whose Mayor, Mr. John Boxall is the Vice President of this association.

The AVEC network is formed by 40 cities from around 12 countries from all across Europe and for a local community; the Alliance of European Cities (AVEC) offers a privileged framework of human, technical and policy co-operation with other communities sharing the same aims and objectives of sustainable development based on the valorisation of their culture and heritage.

This 2 day conference brought high level representatives from around 40 cities in Europe including Mr. Christian Mourisard, President of the AVEC network and Vice Mayor of the city of Arles, Mr. Andre Hullo, Mayor of Vienne, both cities in France, Mr. Jose Ernesto D’Oliviera, Mayor of Evora, Portugal, Mr. Peter Tasnadi, Mayor of Pecs, Hungary, Mr. Raphael Souchier, general delegate of the network and other Directors of Cultural And Tourism departments from the countries participating in this association including, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Hungary.

The AVEC Association Council meeting was held between the 12th and 13th October 2007 at Couvre Porte Gallery in the Local Council administration building.

This conference coincided with another activity organised in the locality of Birgu, the yearly event “Birgu By Candlelight”, whose date was purposely moved so as to give the foreign delegates a taste of what a local community in Malta is capable of organizing.

The Birgu Local Council organised this conference with the full collaboration of VisitMalta and the Malta Tourism Authority with the help of Airmalta, who worked together to make this conference a great success and one to be remembered.