Manel Vila

Director General for Development Cooperation of the Catalan Government

CV summary

He was born in Barcelona on 1956 and has a wide expertise in International Cooperation. Civil servant of the Barcelona city Council, acted as Director of the Youth Service and of Manager of one of the districts of the city named “nou Barris”. Between 1992 and 1996, he was responsible of the Humanitarian Aid, as well as, he acted as Manager of the named District 11st of Barcelona in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Hercegovina), for this reason, he received an award: Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo. He acted also as Director of the Educational Services, and Director of the International Solidarity Area of the Barcelona City Council, Mayor’s Commissioner for the International Cooperation, and Director of the International Cooperation in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, acted also as a member of the Steering Committee of UNHCR.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government