Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony


Institutional opening

  • Eduardo Paes: Mayor of Rio de Janeiro and President of the IOPD
  • Éric Piolle: Mayor of Grenoble and Co-President of the IOPD
  • Marc Serra - Acting Secretary General of the IOPD and President of the Climate Action Area and Deputy for Democratic Innovation and Participation in the Barcelona Provincial Council

Policy debate panel with local leaders

Moderate by Fabiana Goyeneche: UCLG Representative and International Relations Coordinator for Montevideo

  • Sebastião Melo: Mayor of Porto Alegre 
  • André Ceciliano - Special Secretary for Federative Affairs (Seaf/Sri/Pr)
  • Éric Piolle: Mayor of Grenoble and Co-President of the IOPD
  • Jairo Jorge: Mayor of Canoas
  • Laura Carneiro: Federal Deputy of Brazil
  • Françoise Behanzin: Deputy Mayor of Cotonou

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