Speeches

Ada Colau’s investiture speech as Mayor

 "I’ve seen incredible things, little people, apparently insignificant, lift themselves out of nowhere with the help of others and defeat Goliath. We won’t drop our guard again. Barcelona is going to be what it is meant to be and is in our hands"

Date: 13/06/2015

Themes: Democracy

Ada Colau’s investiture as Mayor. Greeting the public at Plaça de Sant Jaume

    "Becoming more democratic means the people going forward, taking part, assuming joint responsibility and truly daring to govern"

Date: 13/06/2015

Themes: Participation

Delivery of the gold Order of Merit medals to security bodies and emergency services

"We would like to thank you for being there, at the most difficult time, in the most difficult place, on our beloved Ramblas, at such a terrible moment in time. Thank you, on behalf of the city."

Date: 18/09/2017

Themes: City

#BCNvsOdi International Conference: strategies for combatting intolerance in social networks

“Co-responsibility is key, because each one from its place contribute to putting the tools for an active, courageous, vigilant citizenship that moves unequivocally to discourses of hatred that are not acceptable..”

Date: 02/03/2017

Themes: Citizenship rights

European Prize for Urban Public Space

"Democracy and public space are not the finishing line but rather the starting point. We need residents which make the streets and squares of our city their own."

Date: 04/07/2016

Themes: City Right, Urbanism

UN Assembly of Local and Regional Governments for New Urban Agenda

"We are ashamed that thousands of people die at the borders of Europe. It's not appropriate for cities and states that want to be the First World and example of democracy and human rights. If Europe wants to remain an international benchmark for human rights and democracy, it must radically change its policy."

Date: 16/05/2016

Themes: Refuge City, Right to the City

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