Jordi Vaquer
Jordi Vaquer Secretary General Metropolis Barcelona, Spain


Jordi Vaquer is Secretary General of Metropolis, the international association of major metropolises. Previously he worked at Open Society Foundations, and directed the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. He holds a PhD in International Relations from London School of Economics, and teaches at Barcelona Institute for International Studies.


Save to calendar 17-11-2022 12:10 17-11-2022 12:55 Europe/Madrid Urban Readiness for Refugee Crises

Conflicts, political instability, persecutions, and natural disasters disrupt people’s lives, and sometimes displacements are the only way for individuals to search for a new beginning. Refugee crises are complicated situations that involve multiple stakeholders, and welcoming cities have a short time to be ready. How are city governments and citizens addressing welcoming refugees? Are cities made for all?

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