Òscar Escuder i de la Torre
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
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
Secretary of the Plataforma per la Llengua. PhD student 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.
Roger Torrents i Serra
Treasurer of the Plataforma per la Llengua. 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.
Rut Carandell i Rieradevall
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
Territorial coordinator of the Plataforma per la Llengua of 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.
Territorial Coordinator for 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.
Lluís Duran Soley
Territorial coordinator of the Plataforma per la Llengua of El Vallès Occidental. Political Science and Public Administration graduate from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), working as an Economics Officer. He has been involved in various organisations within the social sphere in the city of Sabadell.
Josep-Anton Fernàndez i Montolí
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
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.
Josep Maria López i Llaví
He is a retired journalist who was also a film critic for many years. He was the promoter of film societies in Catalonia and was the president of the Catalan Federation of Cine Clubs (film societies), of which he continues to be a board member. He has been a Member of the Executive of the Plataforma per la Llengua since 2008, as well as of its Consultative Council, working basically in the campaigns for Catalan in the movies.
Rosa de les Neus Marco Palau
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.
Tomeu Martí Florit
Journalist and cultural promotor. He has been the coordinator of Obra Cultural Balear and currently manages the Ona Mediterrània radio station and the DBalears online news site. He has worked in the printed media in the Balearic Islands and collaborates in various publications, radio stations and television channels. His literary side has led him to author some 15 books, featuring poetry and essays.
Maria Rosa Mateu i Martínez
A French teacher from the University of Toulouse. She holds a Degree in Catalan Philology and a Post-Graduate in Terminology from the University of Barcelona. She was an adult and secondary school teacher between 1966 and 1984. She was head of the Languages and Terminology Department of the UPC between 1980 and 2006.
Rosa Monforte i Solà
Territorial coordinator of the Plataforma per la Llengua of 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
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
Head of the International Team at Plataforma per la Llengua. 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
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
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
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
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
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.