Who we are?

These are the members of our executive:

  • Òscar Escuder i de la Torre

    Barcelona, 1968 

    President of Plataforma per la Llengua. Medicine and Surgery graduate from the University of Barcelona (UB, 1992) and specialist in maxillofacial surgery. Member of the Catalan Association and European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the director of the Maxillofacial Surgery department at Parc Taulí Hospital in Sabadell and also works in the private sector. He has three children and is very active in terms of sports, particularly triathlons.

  • Mireia Plana i Franch

    Barcelona, 1964

    Vice-president of the Plataforma per la Llengua. She holds a degree in Romance Language Philology from the University of Barcelona. She is a sworn translator of Catalan and French, and has worked in the Government of Catalonia in matters of language standardisation, communication and training. 

  • Francesc Marco Palau

    Tarragona, 1989

    Secretary of the Plataforma per la Llengua. PhD in the Contemporary History of Catalonia at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Graduate in History from the Rovira i Virgili University and Master in the History of Catalonia from the UAB. He expanded his education at the University of Valencia. He deals with current topics related to ideology, society and political cultures, as well as 20th Century art.

  • Marcel Padrós i Perejoan

    Argentona, 1967

    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.

  • Josep Abad Sentís

    Sabadell, 1967

    Regional representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Vallès Occidental. A history graduate from the UAB, specialising in modern history and a researcher and transcriber. He is the author of the book La vila de Sabadell davant la Guerra Patriòtica o dels Segadors (1598-1659) and has published articles in various history magazines, including Manuscrits, Terme, Arraona and Recerca.

  • Rut Carandell i Rieradevall

    Barcelona, 1966

    Justice Coordinator. Lawyer. She has worked professionally in the areas of private law and administrative law, as well as in language planning technician in justice area. She has also worked for Plataforma per la Llengua for a year and a half, and currently works as a legal officer for the local administration. She is a founding member of the Association of Lawyers in Defence of the Native Language (AJDLP) and she is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

  • Manuel Carceller i Safont

    Castelló de la Plana, 1964

    Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in the Community of Valencia. Graduate in Catalan Philology from the University of Valencia. He is a researcher and spreads popular culture in the Community of Valencia, more specifically in the city of Castelló. 

  • David Casellas i Gispert

    Girona, 1964

    Regional representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Gironès 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 author of Curs de morfosintaxi de l'oració (1996) and Junts en la diversitat. Crèdit variable de llengua catalana (1997); co-author 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.

  • Irene Coghene

    Alghero, 1982.

    Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Alghero and represents the entity at the Civic Office for Catalan Language Policies of Alghero, where she is president. Law graduate from the University of Sassari (2008). She works on municipal projects, such as the Language Office. In terms of associations, she has been involved in the Scout movement since a young age, and was a founding member and the first-ever president of the Excursionist Centre of Alghero, where she is now secretary 

  • Josep-Anton Fernàndez i Montolí

    Barcelona, 1963

    Board Member. Catalan Philology graduate from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), with a PhD in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge. Associate Professor of Catalan Studies at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Professor at the University of London between 1993 and 2006, where he founded the Centre for Catalan Studies. He was Head of the Language and Universities Area at the Institut Ramon Llull between 2015 and 2018. His publications include the book El malestar en la cultura catalana: La cultura de la normalització 1976-1999 (2008), and he was co-editor (with Jaume Subirana) of Funcions del passat en la cultura catalana contemporània: Institucionalització, representacions i identitat (2015).

  • Maria del Mar Forcada i Nogués

    Barcelona, 1971

    Board Member. Graduate with Research Sufficiency in the History of Art from the University of Barcelona. She has specialised in management, documentation and coordination at different cultural and media institutions of the Principality of Catalonia. 

  • Rosa de les Neus Marco Palau

    Tarragona, 1987

    Board Member. PhD student in Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University. Master in Transnational Studies from the University of Bremen. She has had spells at the Sorbonne, the University of Hamburg and the University of Bologna. She holds a Degree in Catalan Philology from the Rovira i Virgili University and a Degree in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Barcelona. She engages in research, teaching and international affairs.

  • Rosa Monforte i Solà

    Cervelló, 1963

    Regional representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in El Baix Llobregat. Graduate in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona who works as a Linguistic Harmonisation technician in Sant Andreu de la Barca. She has always been involved in local and regional cultural and educational associations, in which she has played an active part. 

  • Daniel Mundet i Cerdan

    Barcelona, 1974

    Board Member. Sociology graduate from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), with a Master's in Public Administration from the UAB, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ESADE Business School, and is the director of an organisation in Leeds (United Kingdom) which supports individuals from ethnic minorities in terms of employability. He has worked professionally in the area of language and culture, as Director of Plataforma per la Llengua, and in the management of European projects at the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia. He also spent a year at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

  • Marga Payola i Lahoz

    Palau-solità i Plegamans, 1979

    International Coordinator. Architecture graduate from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She works as an Assistant to MEP Ramon Tremosa at the European Parliament. She took part in the 2013 Vicens Vives programme (Leadership and Civic Commitment) at the ESADE Business School and is currently undertaking a Master's in Business Management at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).

  • David Poudevida i Vives

    Barcelona, 1973

    Board Member. Degree in Communication and Business Management. He was head of the Communication and Marketing Department of Bonpreu. He is the President of the Associació Catalana de Professionals [Catalan Association of Professionals]. He has been a member of the Plataforma per la Llengua since 2012.

  • Antoni Royo i Pérez

    Castelló de la Plana, 1954

    Board Member. Graduate in History from the University of Valencia. He works in the Acció Cultural del País Valencià [Cultural Action of the Community of Valencia] branch in Castelló. He has published different historical novels under the pseudonym of Jordi Querol.

  • Diego Sola i Garcia

    Granollers, 1988

    Education and Universities Coordinator. Lives in Canovelles. PhD in Modern History from the University of Barcelona (UB), where he also obtained a Degree in History and a Master's in History Studies. He is a professor and postdoctoral researcher at the same university. He writes in some media publications as a spokesperson. He has been a member of Plataforma per la Llengua since 2012.

  • Carles Solà i Serra

    Berga, 1964

    Culture, Leisure and Youth Coordinator. Journalist. Director of the TV3 programme "30 minuts". Vice-President of the Audiovisual Diversity Panel of the Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) and member of the Diverscat en Acció platform. From 2000 to 2004, he was the head of the Society and Current Affairs section, and from 2004 to 2017 was the director of the TV programme "Tot un món", which focussed on immigration and cultural diversity. He specialises in the role of the Catalan media in the management of cultural diversity and immigration, and has been a member of the Plataforma per la Llengua Board since 2011.

  • Ivan Solivellas i Ugena

    Palma, 1992.

    Representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Illes Balears. Linguist. Bachelor's degree in Catalan Language and Literature (2015) and Master's degree in Teaching (2016), both from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), and Master's degree in Humanities (2017) from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He is currently a PhD candidate at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), where he also works as a predoctoral researcher and teacher at the faculty of Translation and Language Sciences. He combines his academic activity with editing, and promotion and management of culture activities for various associations.

  • Jordi Taurinyà

    Vallestàvia, 1950

    Regional representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Conflent. Chairman of Casal del Conflent, the organisation representing Plataforma per la Llengua in Conflent. He has a higher education diploma in tropical agronomy and is a retired businessman. He organises the renewal of the Flame of the Language on Pompeu Fabra's tomb at Prada every year and the regeneration of the Canigó flame with Òmnium Cultural, and he has taken part in various workshops organised by the Catalan Summer University, for which he is a committee member.

  • Agustí Tola i Lorente

    Mexico City, 1993

    Regional representative of Plataforma per la Llengua in Barcelonès. 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

    Barcelona, 1976

    Board Member. Graduate in Physics from the University of Barcelona. He engages professionally in IT and database and business intelligence consulting and is currently in the employment of a multinational company.