In Innsbruck (Austria), she took part in the “1,000 cities for Europe” conference. Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, Thomas Klestil President of Austria, and more than 700 mayors and municipal administrators from 35 Western and Eastern European countries were present. Chiara once again proposed fraternity as a political category.

Innsbruk (Austria), 2001. Chiara Lubich with Romano Prodi (left), at the time President of the European Union, and Thomas Klestil (right), at the time President of the Federal Republic of Austria, on the occasion of the European Mayors' Conference 'One Thousand Cities for Europe'.
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