Mayor of Barcelona
Ada Colau is the first woman to be elected Mayor of Barcelona, as part of the citizen municipal platform Barcelona en Comú. She studied philosophy at the University of Barcelona and rose to national and international prominence as a housing rights activist in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as one of the founders of the Mortgage Victims Platform (PAH).
Welcome session with Manuela Carmena and Ada Colau, mayors from Madrid and Barcelona. Both mayors will respond in a debate to the following question: why democratic participation is fundamental for democratic cities?