In 2008, I was hired by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya). My mission was built around the participation of the Catalan government to the cross-border cooperation framed as “Euro Region Pyrenees Mediterranean”. Two regions of France and two autonomous communities of Spain were structuring their interests and needs starting from concrete projects financed by the Interreg programme of the European Union. For example, the construction of the cross-border hospital of Cerdanya, and the transnational theatre production between Perpignan and Salt.
The cultural cooperation was on the forefront of the scheme, and my role was to support the creation of the first call for Euro Regional cooperation projects in the cultural and artistic sectors.
As a member of the Catalan delegation, I was part of the permanent Commission for Culture of the Euro Region, an initiative that was instrumental in the creation of the EGTC (European grouping of territorial cooperation) that allowed the partnership to become a legal entity.