Jordi Martí Galbis
Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities.
A graduate in law from the University of Barcelona. Diploma in European Communities from the Catalan Pro-Europe Trust and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Diploma in Management Functions in Public Administration from ESADE . He has practised law as a partner in a legal consultancy firm.
Member of CDC since 1979. Former General Secretary of the JNC (1988-1989). Office Manager for the Catalan Minister of Health (1993-1996) and Office Manager for the Minister of the Presidency of the Generalitat (1996-2000). Member of the RTVE in Catalan Advisory Board (1996-2000). Member of the CiU Parliamentary Group in the Congress of Deputies (2000-2004). He held a number of management posts in Midat Mutua and MC Mutual, mutual insurance companies specialising in workplace accidents and occupational diseases (2004-2007). Chair of the Executive Committee of the CDC Barcelona Federation (2008-2011) and member of the CDC National Executive Committee. Assistant Manager of the Barcelonès County Council (2008-2011). Chair of the Barcelona 2020 Citizens Association and member of several civic bodies.
Since 2011 he has been the Councillor of the Office for Presidency and Territory at Barcelona City Council and the District Councillor of Sants-Montjuïc.
Antonia Hernández Balada
Director of the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities.
She has a degree in Geography and History and a post-graduate degree in “Urban Environment Education”, and has enjoyed a long career in the field of education, through sixteen years of direct classroom activities as a secondary-school teacher, and in managing and running educational programmes. She has been a Director of the Educational Promotion Services at the Municipal Institute of Education (IMEB) and a Director of the City Education Project (PEC) and has run the Barcelona Educating City’s Interdepartmental Technical Committee at Barcelona City Council.
Since 2000 she has attended several International Congresses held by the International Association of Educating Cities (AICE), as a congress participant or speaker and since 2005 she has been associated with the State Network of Educating Cities (RECE), taking part in various follow-up committees on behalf of the Council Department and co-ordinating the thematic network “City Education and Heritage Values”.
She is the author of several publications and articles on education from several standpoints. She has been a guest speaker at various congresses and seminars and given talks on Barcelona’s educational programmes, in the broadest sense, given its benchmark status in education.