SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, September 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo of Tenerife has recovered the Island Culture Table with the aim of promoting projects in the 31 municipalities of the island after being paralyzed for several years.
The meeting was attended by the president of the Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, the vice president Lope Afonso and the Minister of Culture and Museums of Tenerife, José Carlos Acha, and a wide representation of councilors and mayors from the 31 municipalities of the island, where The general lines of Tenerife’s cultural policy were presented.
The president of the Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, pointed out in a note that it is a “space for exchange and sharing” of cultural policies.
“For us it is essential to give a boost to all the projects we have in common. The Cabildo is not only a great economic and social driver, but also wants to be a great driver of cultural policy. Putting it in common has great value and it is key to think about culture in a broad sense,” he commented.
The vice president and advisor of Tourism, Lope Afonso, also indicated that “traditions are an important part of the activities that visitors want to know and that culture comes loaded with authenticity and soul, leaving the traditional profile of mass tourism, and “That is an objective that must come hand in hand with culture.”
Along these lines, he explained that municipalities and the Cabildo have to “maintain a coordination relationship to get the most out of it, and that culture also continues to generate wealth and employment on the island.”
For his part, the Minister of Culture and Museums of Tenerife, José Carlos Acha, said that the Insular Table of Culture “must be an element of transversal coordination that allows the entire cultural policy of Tenerife to be valued.”
In his opinion, “it is necessary to carry out joint work to develop this important activity on the island.”
In 2015, the Cabildo of Tenerife launched the Insular Culture Roundtable, an initiative that aims to generate a cultural governance model in close collaboration with the 31 municipalities of Tenerife.