The Zaragoza City Council created in 2002 the Zaragoza 2008 Foundation as a commissioned body for the organization of the commemorative events of the Bicentennial of the Sites. On September 28, 2007, by means of a royal decree, the National Commission for the celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of Independence was created and regulated, with the purpose of preparing to schedule to organize and coordinate the activities destined to its celebration. Within this Commission the Subcommittee of the Zaragoza Sites is created, chaired by the Mayor of Zaragoza.