On 12 May the first 'Foro Pueblos en Movimiento' forum will take place in Cuevas del Becerro. It will be attended by council representatives and associations from all over Andalucía and experts including Jaime Izquierdo, Gustavo Duch and María Luisa Izquierdo, to talk about a problem which is at the heart of the depopulation of rural areas: the loss of identity of the villages.
“There are numerous positive aspects to living in a village, but they are not appreciated now. This is having an effect on people, especially the young ones,” says the mayor of Cuevas, Cristóbal González. He hopes the forum will open a debate about the problems experienced by villages, “among the villages themselves”.