Josep Vicent Boira presents the figure of Ignasi Villalonga in La Nau

Josep Vicent Boira
Josep Vicent Boira

The Full Professor in Human Geography of the University of Valencia and commissioner of the Government for the Mediterranean Corridor, Josep Vicent Boira, will hold a conference on Ignasi Villalonga (València, 1895 – Benicàssim, 1973) today at 7pm in the Cultural Centre of La Nau. Villalonga was very present within the Valencian politics and culture scene, even though his most notable stamps are within the financial sphere.

This crucial figure of Valencian economy promoted the creation of the Centre for Valencian Economics Studies, reorganised the Banc de València and directed for almost three decades the Central Bank. Besides, Villalonga showed a progressive vision for his time, both because of his early reivincidaction of the Mediterranean Corridor in 1918 and his wish to create the European Union before it even existed.

This conference falls within the Week for the Mediterrenean Corridor, a protest and special event which will take place between the 5th and 11th of November. It is held on collaboration with the public Valencian universities and the Valencian Department of Housing, Public Constructions and Structuring of the Territory Public. The main goal of these multidisciplinary activities is to raise awareness amongst the Valencian people about the importance of the infrastructure of the economic and social development of the territory.

The events that will take place during these six days will entail exhibitions, concerts, conferences, round tables, cinema, intervention in the territory and other activities an debates on awareness. The challenge is to ensure the most visibility to the Corridor and to create synergies around it.

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