He also read a message sent by Mr Gianni Pittella, co-founder of the Pledge to Peace, who congratulated the signature by the City, emphasizing the unique features of the Bruxelles Declaration: practical engagement and centrality of peace in personal and public life.
Mrs Soares commented that initiatives such as the Pledge embody the true meaning of the European ideal, which needs to be renewed and see a practical application.
Cascais is a historical town in the district of Lisbon, a major center of tourism and international conventions. The city administration has always been very active with regard to social and cultural issues. To honor the participation in the Brussels Declaration, the City Council has scheduled a series of events on the topic of peace that will involve many associations and organizations in the area.