A decade has passed since the Atlantic cities signed their political charter in Donostia San Sebastián: “Green, attractive and cohesive cities”. Within the framework of this anniversary, and thanks to the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the City Council of Donostia / San Sebastián invitation; the Atlantic cities will meet on June 14 and 15 in this same city, in order to renew their joint commitment.
The president of the Atlantic Cities, José María Costa, has appealed to the Western Europe mayors to make proposals that promote the common development of their territories. Eneko Goia has taken up this petition and has presented to her counterparts a basis for the constitution of the new Donostia / San Sebastián Charter: “The local and citizen dimension in the future of the European Union”.
In his proposal, the Donostia/San Sebastián Mayor defines the European project as an opportunity to “promote on a global scale a new social and political organization based not only on interests but, above all, on values”. Likewise, Goia insists on the Atlantic local authorities role, as “cities prepared to promote change”, fostering “active leadership of their citizens”.