From the Foreword by the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Artur Mas

Catalonia is a country with a long history, a country which is looking to the future and which wishes to maintain a presence and have its voice heard in the competitive world of today. It has worked steadily and wants to go further. The Catalan contributions described here fill us with pride and at the same time are an encouragement for the future: to continue to do what we have always done. Our way of working is realistic, demanding, but also ambitious; we have our feet on the ground, an open mind and an eye to the future.