Madrid Summit Moderators
Activist. Graduated in Political Science.
Babs began her activism in the university association of U. Autónoma de Madrid, UAMentiende, in which she has been president for 3 years and in which she still participates. She is also part of Collective Disoriented, antimonosexist self-organized assembly, in addition to other groups and projects. Her activism focuses on feminist and sexual diversity and gender issues, especially with regard to plurisexualities and non-monosexual subjectivities. She graduated in Political Science.
LGBT rights activist.
One of the founders and Chairperson of Mozaika, the only LGBT organisation in Latvia and President of EPOA - European Pride Organiser’s Association, licensor of EuroPride. The last 10 years she has worked in the field of Human and LGBT Rights and has served on the board of the organisations since its foundation. Garina is an expert in LGBTI rights, freedom of assembly and public LGBTI events security in Eastern and Central Europe region. She was one of the Co-Chairs of EuroPride 2015 - Riga.
Trainer and adviser in education, gender and diversity.
Graduated in Sociology by the UCM and graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002). Master's in "Affective-Sexual Education" (UAH, 2008) and "Empowerment and leadership of women in development projects" (AECID, 2012). She has participated as a researcher in the report "Youth LGTB" (FELGTB, 2009) and "Homophobic school bullying and risk of suicide" (COGAM-FELGTB, 2012), has made formations for Syracuse University, UR, UCM, UA, between Other and various entities and municipalities. Since 2012, she is responsible for the social initiative area of the Madrid cooperative, advising and coordinating projects on awareness raising and training on education, gender and diversity.
Lawyer and cultural manager.
Lawyer and cultural manager, member of AACDO (Association of Lawyers against Hate Crimes). He has taught postgraduate courses on culture, cultural management and cultural heritage at various universities in Spain and Argentina. He is the author of "When they talk about culture". "The myth of culture in the new public space" (CVG, 2013), "essay on public space and cultural policies".
Deputy of Equality at Diputación of Valencia.
She was born in Las Palmas de G.C. 48 years ago. After living 11 years in Barcelona today and 13 live in Valencia where she is Deputy PSOE in the Diputación of Valencia managing the areas of Equality, Youth and Sports. LGBT activist and feminist since memory (1995 approx.) And has taken her activism to politics as Secretary LGTB of the PSPV-PSOE since 2012.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation.
Assistant secretary in Policies of Sexual Diversity at Santa Fe Government and vice president of the Argentine LGBT Federation. Responsible for designing and implementing public policies aimed to promote inclusion and LGBTI equality, marked in the actions of the Secretariat of Social Policies at the provincial Ministry of Social Development.
Parliamentary Secretary of the Socialist Party. Director in the XIV International Congress of Educating Cities and Coordinator of Social Communication. Editor and coordinator in the Public Policy program in the LGBT Citizenship Plan on the Gender Identity Law.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable.
Social Entrepreneur. Founder of Actuable. He is currently working on his next project in which he wants to articulate a new vision on the future for the Spanish economy based on the development of talent through education, science and entrepreneurship. His goal is to contribute to make Spain a source of employment and talent for all. On September 2010 he founded Actuable.es, the fastest growing petition platform in history; Technological start-up. Actuable joined Change.org in May 2012. Francisco Polo became director of Change.org in 2011 in Spain. Platform of petitions of the world. Later, he created the campaign "Say no to cluster bombs" with which he managed to end the manufacture of these illegal weapons in Spain.
Awarded as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Emprendedores magazine, the Entrepreneurial Talent Award from the financial newspaper CincoDías or the Baeza Diversa award, given to people who have contributed to the defense and promotion of LGTB rights.
Graphic Designer and LGBTI Activist.
LGBTIQ activist and graphic designer. Former board member of CSD Zürich. Co-organizer and responsible for the 2007 InterPride World Conference in Zurich. Board member of EuroPride 09 Zurich. Former Co-President in InterPride (International Association of LGBTI Pride Organizers) and former President in EPOA (European Pride Organisers Association). Currently a member of the organising committee of Zurich Pride Festival.
Julio Gómez Caballero
Director of Trabajando en Positivo. Social Worker.
Social worker with more than 15 years of experience in design, execution and coordination in programs aimed to people with HIV and / or drug addicts, as well as in activism and political advocacy. He led the process in creating the Coordinator "Trabajando en Positivo", of which is currently director.
Carlos Jiménez Renjifo
Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra of the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.
Since 2004, He is the Desk Officer for Spain and Andorra in the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) in Brussels. He began my UN career in 1984 in New York Headquarters, in the Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General. From 1987 to 1992, He was the Reference Assistant and later the Information Assistant at the newly created UN Information Center in Madrid (UNIC). Between 1992 and 1994, he was the Information Assistant and Spokesperson for Europe of the Geneva-based Regional Office for Europe of the United Nations Programme. In 1994, He returned to UNIC-Madrid, where He took over the post of National Officer and Officer-in- Charge, until 2003. He studied journalism at the School of Communications of American University in Washington and was a correspondent of EFE, Spanish News Agency. He was born in Lima, Peru.
Joaquín Müller Thyssen
Jornalist. General director of Fundéu BBVA
General Director in Fundéu BBVA and journalist. Previously he occupied the graphic and Television direction at EFE Agency, as well as his General Secretary.
He has been a parliamentary journalist, EFE correspondent in the Basque Country, head of the National TVE area and editor in Telecinco News.
Fernando Alberto Barbosa Dos Santos Rodrigues
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
Anthropologist, associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). PhD in the Doctoral Program of Feminist and Gender Studies, Institute of Feminist Research / Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Research line: diversity, migration, interculturality, gender and postcolonialism. His field work has taken place in Africa (Republic of Cape Verde), and in Europe (Madrid, London).
His publications include Barbosa, F., Maisonave, A., (2013), "OIF Development Fund and IDF - IOM Development Fund". International Organization for Migration, and Ministry for the Communities of Cape Verde, and UNWomen; Barbosa, Rodrigues, F. (2008), "Public spaces in the city of Madrid as an area of construction of intercultural coexistence", Observatory of Migrations and Intercultural Coexistence of the City of Madrid, Citizenship.