Welcome to our website!
We are happy to have you here and we are delighted to share with you who we are and what we are doing.
We are Foreign Friends of Catalonia, a world-wide network of people who love the history, the culture, and the language of Catalonia. A network of friends who believe that Catalonia, being one of the oldest nations in Europe, has an inalienable right to decide about its political future. We believe that every nation, small or big, has the right to self-determination through a peaceful and democratic process.
We are profoundly European in our thinking and our doings. We believe that the richness of Europe is more than just the sum of its current member states. We believe that –while the EU has tremendously helped develop peace across Europe- there exists a Europe beyond the EU or current European nation states. We believe that the key to a bright future for all Europeans lies in honoring and respecting the many regions and their people.
Our network was born in the wake of the Spanish government’s oppressive reaction to the Catalan independence referendum on Oct 1st, 2017 that sent shock waves around the world. We started out as a Twitter channel and a platform to organize events in Catalonia for foreigners to witness what is really happening in Catalonia today.
We are now a formal association legally registered in Germany (Foreign Friends of Catalonia e.V., Postfach 142, 71601 Ludwigsburg, Germany) and we invite whoever shares our beliefs to become a member. Please have a look at our website, explore our past and future activities and maybe, you will realise that you too are actually a Foreign Friend of Catalonia as well.
Thomas G. Schulze, President