Mayors debate

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

  • How can we deal with the enormous 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 Päivi Laajala, city of Oulu
  • Mayor Juan Espadas city of Sevilla and member of the Committee of the Regions
  • Mayor Pilar Díaz, city of Esplugues de Llobregat and Deputy Councillor for International Relations at Provincial Council of Barcelona
  • Vice Mayor, Begoña Villacís, city of Madrid
  • Deputy Mayor, Heli Leinonkoski, city of Jyväskylä
  • Mayor Dario Nardella, city of Florence and Vice-President of EUROCITIES
  • Mayor Gergely Karácsony, Budapest (HU)

Plenary session