Òscar Escuder i de la Torre
President of Plataforma per la Llengua. Graduate in medicine and surgery from the UB (1992), specialising in maxillofacial surgery. Member of the Catalan and European Craneo-Maxillofacial Surgery Associations. He works at the Parc Taulí Hospital in Sabadell as director of the Maxillofacial Surgery Department and in the private sector. A father of three, he is a particularly keen sportsman, especially triathlons.
Mireia Plana i Franch
Vice-President of Plataforma per la Llengua and member of the public administration committee. Graduate in Romance languages from the University of Barcelona. She is a sworn translator of Catalan and French and works with the Catalan government in the fields of language normalisation, communication, training and public participation. She has also been involved with sardana dancing and choral singing and is currently a member of the Drassanes choir.
Francesc Marco Palau
Secretary of Plataforma per la Llengua. He holds a PhD in the contemporary history of Catalonia from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Graduate in History from Rovira i Virgili University and with a Master's Degree in the History of Catalonia from the UAB. He has extended his studies at the University of Valencia. He is concerned with issues involving ideology, society and modern political culture, as well as 20th-century art.
Marcel Padrós i Perejoan
Treasurer of Plataforma per la Llengua. Holder of a diploma in Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona. Member of the Official Association of Economists of Catalonia. He has run a tax, accountancy and employment advice firm in Badalona for more than 25 years. Through his professional activity, he has a good knowledge of the internal organisation of associations. He lives at Castelldefels, where he has taken part in the activities of various associations in the Baix Llobregat area.
Enric Balaguer i Iglesias
A newsreader and journalist at Ràdio Arrels and officer at Òmnium Catalonia North, he is a former management assistant at the Government of Catalonia's office in Perpignan. He is a member of the board of directors of the Conflent Centre, chair of the "Train en Têt" Users Association, chair of the Catalan Sports Association and a former chair of the Arrià Centre.
Roger Baldomà i Leiva
Sant Quirze del Vallès, 1979
Board member. Member of the videogames committee. A management software engineer, he is an analyst and programmer at a company that helps everyone to get a good job. Creator of the first informative website in Catalan about videogames, the #CatalanLoveTwitch campaign and Creadors.tv, an NGO which works to help improve the visibility of the audiovisual content in Catalan created on the internet.
David Casellas i Gispert
Gironès regional coordinator for Plataforma per la Llengua and member of the board of the ADAC (Ateneu d'Acció Cultural), representing the linguistic section. Graduate in Catalan Philology. He currently works as a Catalan language and literature teacher at Vidreres secondary school. He is the author of Curs de morfosintaxi de l'oració (1996) and Junts en la diversitat. (1997). Crèdit variable de llengua catalana (1997); coauthor of Resolguem dubtes (1998) and Vocabulari de les comarques gironines (2003); and author of the study El pronom personal de tercera persona (2006). He is a member of Cercle Vallcorba.
Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Alghero. She represents the organisation on the organisation the Public Consultation for Catalan Language Policies in Alghero, of which she was chair (2018-2020). A, graduate in Law from the University of Sassari (2008), she has worked on municipal projects, such as the Language Office. Since she was young she has been linked with the Scout movement and she was also founder and first chair of the Alghero Hiking Association.
Carme Forcadell i Lluís
Board member. Member of Plataforma per la Llengua since the beginning of the organisation. Graduate in Philosophy and Communication Sciences and holder of a master's degree in Catalan Philology. Former President of ANC (the Catalan National Assembly). Former speaker of the Catalan Parliament.
Rosa de les Neus Marco Palau
Board member. Holder of a PhD in Communication from Pompeu Fabra University. Holder of a master's degree in Transnational Studies from the University of Bremen. Her studies have also taken her to the Sorbonne, the University of Hamburg and the University of Bologna. She is a graduate in Catalan Philology from Rovira i Virgili University and she also holds a degree in Modern Language and Literature from the University of Barcelona. She works in research, teaching and on international issues.
Rosa Monforte i Solà
Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in the Baix Llobregat region. She holds a degree in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona and is a Language Normalisation Officer in Sant Andreu de la Barca. She has always been linked to cultural and educational associations at local and county level, playing an active part in them.
Daniel Mundet i Cerdan
Board member. Graduate in Sociology for the UAB and holder of a master's degree in Public Administration from the UAB, the UPF and ESADE, he is director of an organisation in Leeds (United Kingdom) supporting people from ethnic minorities in finding jobs. He has worked professionally in the area of language and culture, as director of Plataforma per la Llengua and also managing European projects at the UNESCO Centre in Catalonia. He also spent a year at the UNESCO offices in Paris.
Marga Payola i Lahoz
Palau-solità i Plegamans, 1979
International coordinator of Plataforma per la Llengua Graduate in Architecture from the Technical University of Catalonia. She works as an adviser at the European Parliament. In 2013, she graduated from the Vicens Vives (leadership and civic commitment) programme at ESADE. Master's degree in Management of Knowledge Economy Organisations from the UOC (2021).
David Poudevida i Vives
Board member. Graduate in Communication and Business Management. He was head of the Communication and Marketing Department of Bonpreu. Chair of the Catalan Association of Professionals and the business forum Creiem en Catalonia linked to Moviment Barcelona. He was also Catalan Government representative in the southern part of South America, based in Buenos Aires, between 2019 and 2022.
Antoni Royo i Pérez
Castelló de la Plana, 1954
Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in the Valencian Region. Graduate in History from the University of Valencia. He has led the Castelló office of Acció Cultural del País Valencià for four decades. He has published several novels on historical themes under the pseudonym Jordi Querol. In 2016, he was named "Valencian of the Year".
Carles Solà i Serra
Culture, leisure and youth coordinator. Journalist. Director of the programme 30 minuts on TV3. Vice-chair of the Audiovisual Diversity Committee of the CAC and member of the platform Diverscat en Acció. Between 2000 and 2004, he was head of the Society section for news bulletins and from 2004 to 2017 he was director of the programme Tot un món, devoted to immigration and cultural diversity. He is a specialist in dealing with cultural diversity and immigration in Catalan media and he has been a member of the executive of Plataforma per la Llengua since 2011.
Ivan Solivellas i Ugena
Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua on the Balearic Islands. Sociolinguist. Graduate in Catalan Language and Literature from the University of the Balearic Islands (2015) and holder of a PhD in Language Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University (2021). He is currently Margarita Salas post-doctoral research, working between Pompeu Fabra University and Rovira i Virgili University. He combines academic activity with publicising the Catalan language.
Agustí Tola i Lorente
Mexico City, 1993
Barcelonès regional representative for Plataforma per la Llengua. A graduate in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University, he began his professional career as an auditor at one of the big four firms and currently works as an innovation consultant. Alongside this, he is also building a career as a writer of fiction and opinion and travel articles.
Roger Torrents i Serra
Board member. Graduate in Physics from the University of Barcelona. Professionally linked to IT, database consultancy and business intelligence, he currently works in this area for a multinational company.