This Thursday took place at the Multiespai L'Androna Baleària Port de Dénia the official opening of the Dénia Festival de les Humanitats, a unique multidisciplinary event that will bring together for three days, in the capital of the Marina Alta, to the most relevant personalities within the scientific, humanistic, business and cultural fields, to debate and reflect on the challenges that human beings face at the current historical moment.
The opening ceremony of this festival has had the participation of the Minister of Universities of the Government of Spain, Joan Subirats, of the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, and the mayor of Dénia, Vicent Grimalt, representing the unequivocal institutional support for this important event.
The Festival of Reflection
The inaugural session of the Dénia Festival de les Humanitats has started with the intervention of the mayor of Dénia, who has described this event as "the festival of people who are not afraid to know, in this world that cries out for reflection". Vicent Grimalt wanted to highlight that «Dénia has once again shown that its concerns and the potential of its people can take it and has taken it very far».
The Minister of Universities, Joan Subirats, has picked up the glove of the introductory words of the Mayor of Dénia in his speech and has agreed on the suitability of holding an event of these characteristics at the current time of conflicts and uncertainty, in addition to pointing out that "this festival honors the idea of culture as an essential right of people, and in this sense, it will always count on the support of the Ministry of Universities". Subirats has highlighted that this festival is "particularly significant due to its dimension and its character open to all people".
The institutional inauguration act has closed with the intervention of the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, who has warned that "a ghost is haunting Europe: uncertainty". The Valencian president has pointed out that we find ourselves in a world that has been filled with questions for which we do not know the answers, but we do know where we can find them, in humanism and enlightened values. "We are in Dénia to talk and embrace ideas, which are what will help us combat uncertainty", concluded Ximo Puig.