«Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.»
Acceptance speech in Sweden for the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature
Since 2017, Menorca has been the stage for the Trobades & Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus, organized by the Trobades Literàries Mediterrànies (TLM) Association and the Sant Lluís town council. Both the Trobades Mediterrànies Albert Camus and the Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus, which take place during alternating years, promote the gathering of Mediterranean thinkers and creators to celebrate the work and thought of Albert Camus, whose grandmother was born in Sant Lluís, Menorca, as well as to reinforce the role of culture and art in today’s society. In the words of its promoter, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, its goal is to “define Menorca as the Davos of Culture, where we dare to imagine the political utopias we strive to realize in our Mediterranean region in the near future. We cannot remain silent in the face of the tragedies that take place in our community. We must take action”.