The Cooperation Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V held its 2021 General Assembly yesterday afternoon, initially scheduled to take place in Medina del Campo (Valladolid), and which was finally held in online format due to the current health situation.
Among other aspects, the budget for the 2022 financial year was approved, which is significantly increased compared to previous years due to the various European projects obtained in the last financial year, and also the programme of activities proposed by the partners that make up the network.
In this respect, and health conditions permitting, it will once again be possible to enjoy the great re-enactments that take place along the Cooperation Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V, including the Brussels Renaissance Festival (formerly known as the Carolus V Festival, which includes the celebration of the Ommegang and other cultural activities); the procession of the rope-bearers in Ghent; the display of the Pistonieri of Santa Maria del Rovo, in Cava dei Tirreni (Italy); the Emperor's Route, which runs between Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres) and the Monastery of Yuste, recalling the last journey of Emperor Charles V; the Renaissance Week in Medina del Campo; the first landing of the future Charles in Spain, in Tazones and Villaviciosa (Asturias); the recreation of the Emperor's last landing in Laredo (Cantabria); the historical recreations organised every year by San Severo (Italy) through the Luigi Einaudi International Cultural Centre; and the Charles V European Award, the Campus Yuste Summer Courses and the Emperor's Concerts, organised by the European and Latin American Academy of Yuste Foundation.
The planned activities will also include other academic activities, publications related to Charles V, and the publication of the Carolus V Magazine, which is published online every two months to publicise the activities of the Network, the municipalities that form part of it, and which also includes historical content related to the figure and times of the emperor, and interviews with illustrious figures from the Network. The new website of the Network was also presented, which will be officially launched in January 2022, and which aims to be more dynamic, accessible and functional.
Likewise, during the General Assembly of the Cooperation Network of the Routes of Emperor Charles V, the incorporation of eight new members to the network was approved, such as Horcajo de las Torres (Ávila), Asociación del Tercio Viejo de Cartagena, Villanueva de Duero (Valladolid), Villanueva de Duero (Valladolid) and Villanueva de Duero (Valladolid), Villanueva de Duero (Valladolid), the Centre for Mediterranean Studies of Melilla, Monesterio (Badajoz), Salvatierra de Santiago (Cáceres), Simancas (Salamanca) and the Associazione Culturale le Franche Villanesi (Italy). In this way, the Cooperation Network of the Routes of the Emperor Charles V currently has a total of 64 partners from 11 countries in Europe, North Africa and America,
Finally, the Board of Directors of the Cooperation Network of Routes of Emperor Charles V was also renewed, with the decision of the General Assembly to maintain the same Board of Directors that has managed the interests of the network of routes for the last two years, and whose presidency continues to be held by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation in the figure of its delegate in Brussels, Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos. The Board of Directors also has two vice-presidencies: the Coudenberg Palace in Brussels, represented by Frédérique Honoré, and the Luigi Einaudi International Cultural Centre in San Severo (Italy), chaired by Rosa Tomasone; the Secretariat, in charge of the Town Council of Jarandilla de la Vera, represented by its Mayor Fermín Encabo Acuña; the Treasury, in charge of the Town Council of Cuacos de Yuste, represented by its Mayor José María Hernández García; and with 11 members, where members from Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Morocco, Panama and Italy are represented.