Erion Veliaj

Mayor | City of Tirana Tirana, Albania
Erion Veliaj


He was re-elected for the third time as Mayor of Tirana in May 2023. His tenures are marked by an urban transformation of the city, oriented towards the implementation of child-friendly policies as part of his vision to give the city back to its citizens. Veliaj was also the leader and founder of the youth movement “MJAFT”, a civic organization which gained huge popularity for inspiring peaceful protest since its creation in 2003.


Thematic Roundtable | SMART CITY EXPO

Inclusion and Equity at the Core of City Planning

Jordi Vaquer
Jordi Vaquer Metropolis Secretary General Chair
Amaya Celaya Alvarez
Amaya Celaya Alvarez United Nations IOM Urban Advisor Speaker
Lucia Nogales
Lucia Nogales Ocupa Tu Calle - Sistema Urbano Specializing in Urban Participatory Processes, Social Innovation, and Public Policy Advocacy Speaker
Martyn Long
Martyn Long Leeds City Council Head of Employment, Skills & City Strategies Speaker
Deann Donohue
Deann Donohue Mastercard Vice President, Specialized Segments Lead, Public Sector Speaker
Erion Veliaj
Erion Veliaj City of Tirana Mayor Speaker

#Cities for All, #Content Capsule, #Digital Divide, #Gender Equality, #Healthcare, #Public Health, #Right to the City, #Social Inclusion, #Social Inequality

08-11-2023 13:35 08-11-2023 14:25 Europe/Madrid Inclusion and Equity at the Core of City Planning

Urban spaces must ensure equal access to opportunities and resources, but systemic inequalities marginalize vulnerable populations, depriving them of core services. An intersectional approach is crucial to address issues as social exclusion, gender inequality or the digital divide. How can leaders and stakeholders address the diverse needs of communities as the first step towards inclusive, equitable, and sustainable cities for all?

Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green
Wed 8 13:35h - 14:25h Hall 2 | Congress Room: Green Full Congress Pass