María Teresa Carballeira in her presentation during the VII General Assembly of the Association of Municipalities of the Camino de Santiago.
On 3 June, the executive secretary of the CGU, María Teresa Carballeira, was invited to the VII General Assembly of the Association of Municipalities of the Camino de Santiago in the Palacio de Congresos of Jaca, Spain.
The executive secretary, apart from being a member of the Scientific Committee of this association, has presented various initiatives and proposals for collaboration with the entity during the assembly. Among them, is the online postgraduate course ‘Local Development and Camino de Santiago’, which is scheduled to be launched in 2023. The training, which is aimed at staff and policymakers of the municipalities associated with AMCS, is part of the activities of the CAMIÑOLAB II project. A project funded by the Axencia Turismo de Galicia in the framework of a call for grants for entities whose purpose is the promotion of the Camino de Santiago and its pilgrimage.
This day of conviviality brought together all the mayors and colleagues of the 109 municipalities of the French Way of St. James that are part of the association, who after the meeting were also able to visit the most emblematic areas of the city.
The AMCS is a non-profit organisation that contributes to the management of the Way as a unity. The CGU established an agreement with the AMCS in 2017, which led to initiatives such as the University Walking Community activity.