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."
Inauguration of the Salvador Puig Antich Square
"The rebel memories of the defeated live on and don't surrender."
Themes: Historical memory
2016 Ciutat de Barcelona Awards
"If Barcelona is still able to attract and retain scientific and cultural talent, it is because this is a really vibrant city, where it is still possible to hybridise projects, through collective intelligence and broadening horizons, in a participative and inclusive way, together with the citizens."
Holocaust victims' tribute
"When we hear institutions talk, without any trace of shame, about suspending rights here at home, we cannot stand idly by. These are images and warning signs that tell of the risk that the European project, built on the basis of fraternity, could be shipwrecked, and us along with it."
The Mayor Responds Talk to the Journalists’ Association
"Inequality is not just a problem in terms of social justice; it is also the main threat to the city’s economic opportunities and security. A city with inequalities is a city that can break up. We cannot allow there to be two Barcelonas."
32nd Alfonso Comín International Award
Social work and social commitment make possible one of the most beautiful things that can ever happen to a human being. Through the love and accompaniment, we can see how many people are able to pick themselves up and do what seemed impossible.
Themes: Social rights