The friendship between the Province of Reggio Emilia and the Province of Albacete began in 2003, and in 2009 a Pact of Friendship was signed between the Presidents of the two Institutions.
The relationship started in 1999, thanks to the “International Juvenile Camp” pilot program, the 12° Camp in the Spanish Municipality of Alamansa, Province of Albacete, already twinned with the Municipality of Scandiano (Reggio Emilia). The following year the Province of Albacete, together with Reggio Emilia Province and the German Province of Enzkreis, joined the organization of International Juvenile Camp.
The first exchanges were of technical delegations on the themes of “consumer protection”, “cultural promotion” and “sport” (2001 and 2002). In 2004, as part of the European Year of Education through Sport, some classes of Albacete have been hosted at the high school “M. di Canossa ” of Reggio Emilia. In the same year, the cycling youth team of Albacete participated in various sports competitions in the Reggio Emilia area.