A delegation of AEuCC representatives have travelled to Turkey on October 6th – 9th 2022, to partecipate to UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) area meeting, but mainly to support the fundation of the Turkish Association of Cities of Ceramics and to discuss some development projects (Erasmus, Horizon) in preparation.
This is how Paolo Masetti, Mayor of Montelupo Fiorentino and AiCC Vicepresident (central area) describes the experience:
It is a strange and pleasant feeling, to come back abroad after a long time… in Turkey in Kütahya, representing AICC together with my colleague Francesco Re, the president of AEuCC Xavier Morant, and the director Oriol Calvo Verges, to present the European association experience to the nascent Turkish Association of Cities of Ceramic. Yesterday (7/10/2021) the meeting with the mayor Alim IŞIK, today (8/10/2021) the participation in the forum “Life System for a Resilient System” organised by UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments).
An occasion for constructive discussion, an opportunity for future collaboration. Ceramics unite.