Xavier Tiana

Head of International Relations, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

Xavier Tiana Head of International Relations of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona since January 2014 working with different international networks (MedCities, Metropolis, European Metropolitan Authorities, UCLG, etc). From November 2015 until July 2019 Secretary General of MedCities. From 1998 to 2008 and 2011 to 2013 he worked at the Provincial Government of Barcelona as Head of the European Cooperation Office. From 2008 to 2011 he was the Director of the Office of the President at the Public Audit Office of Catalonia. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in local government, a Master's in European Studies and a Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations. Expertise in EU funding for local and regional governments, management of transnational networks, Euro-Mediterranean relations and decentralized cooperation. He has also worked for various international organizations as trainer and expert.