Mayors debate

Mayors debate: different (deputy) mayors from European cities and towns will debate on:

  • How can we deal with the huge increase of tourism in European cities?
  • Affordable housing – how can we ensure that all city inhabitants have access to an affordable and decent home?
  • What role do cultures play in the way we live together? How do they contribute to social cohesion?


  • Mayor Rui Moreira, Porto (PT)
  • Political Mayor Kyösti Oikarinen, Oulu (FI)
  • Mayor Juan Espadas Cejas, Sevilla, Member of the Committee of the Regions (ES)
  • Mayor Pilar Díaz Romero, Esplugues de Llobregat, Deputy Councillor for Barcelona Provincial Council and International Relations Delegate (ES)
  • Vice Mayor Begoña Villacís Sánchez, Madrid (ES)
  • Deputy Mayor Heli Leinonkoski, Jyväskylä (FI)
  • Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, Rotterdam (NL)

Plenary session