On February 26, 2020, the base team arrived in the municipality of Koper-Capodistria (Slovenia) before entering Italy. The delegation, accompanied by the triestine pacifist Alessandro Capuzzo, was received by Deputy Mayor Mario Steffè. Also present at the meeting were former deputy mayor of Koper-Capodistria Aurelio Juri and the president of the Italian community of Slovenia and Croatia Maurizio Tremul.
On that occasion, Alessandro Capuzzo submitted a request to the municipality of Istria to assign honorary citizenship to Aurelio Juri, who in 1991 managed to obtain from the Yugoslav army (in those days at war with Slovenia) mediation for a peaceful withdrawal from the army. from the city and without bloodshed. Aurelio Juri himself intervened then recounting the events of the time. Deputy Mayor Mario Steffè then undertook to submit the request to the council for subsequent approval.
Writing and photography: Davide Bertok