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"Day of Cities"

8 April 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Participating mayors in UNECE cities, page 3




Eva Vinje Aurdal was was elected the mayor for Ålesund in October 2015. She represents «Arbeiderpartiet», the Norwegian labour party. Born in 1957, she trained and worked as a teacher for over 30 years in  Oslo and Ålesund. Since 2004, she has been a member of Møre og Romsdal fylkeskommune, the county council. In two different periods, she has served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament.

Currently, in addition to being the mayor of Ålesund, she is the leader of the interim board responsible for creating a new municipality through the merger of five existing municipalities (Haram, Sandoy, Skodje, Orskog, Ålesund). The board has five politically elected members from each participating municipality. This merger is the largest by far in Norway. The consolidation of municipalities is part of a national reform initiated by the Norwegian government. One of the recent policy initiatives of the new municipality is the integration of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: avoid plastic bags to keep the oceans safe and clean.



Dimitar Nikolov is Mayor of Burgas Municipality since 2007. He entered politics in the late 1990s. Mr. Nikolov was a regional coordinator and one of the founders of the current ruling center-right political party in Bulgaria - the “Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria”.

Mr. Nikolov is serving his third mandate as a city leader of Burgas and has established a sustainable and smart vision of the development of the Municipality boosting the expansion of economic, touristic, cultural, educational and sports activities in a resilient way. A “growing smarter” approach has been adopted as a key priority in his agenda aiming to respond to citizens needs and reduce environmental footprint through the implementation of smart solutions in the field of infrastructure, transport, energy, climate adaptation, waste management, education, and health care thus improving the wellbeing and achieving better quality of life of the citizens.

He graduated from Lomonosov Moskow State University – Moscow School of Economics, with a Master Degree in Economics, and from Svishtov University in Bulgaria with a Master Degree in Financial Management.



Konstantin Georgievski is the acting mayor of city of Ohrid since December 2018. He has previously served as a deputy mayor of Ohrid, and an advisor to the Municipality.

Mr. Georgievski is a trained Doctor of Medicine, having completed his formal education and specialization at St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. He also had professional medical training at the University of Helsinki and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Mr. Georgievski has been working in his own private health institution since 2007.
Mr. Georgievski is a member of the Socio-Democratic party of the Republic of North Macedonia. In his spare time, the mayor enjoys mountain climbing.



Carlos Carreiras is Mayor of Cascais since 2011 and co-chair of UCCLA – União das Cidades Capitais de Língua Portuguesa. He is a former vice-president of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and has chaired the Francisco Sá Carneiro Institute – a think tank linked to the social democrats.

Carlos Carreiras began his political career in PSD and eventually reached several national level positions. Prior to serving as mayor, he acted as the municipality vice-president from 2005.

Mr. Carreiras graduated in Accountability and Business Administration and managed the Brazilian and African divisions of Portuguese enterprises in the consumer goods and tourism sectors. In 2014, he was awarded the National Defense Medal by the Portuguese Ministry of Defense, and he was also distinguished by the Romanian Government. In 2013 he was awarded the First Order Condecoration, the highest civil recognition granted by the Moldavian Government.

Carlos Carreiras is a columnist at “i”, a daily Portuguese newspaper, and regular political commentator in national televisions. He was born in 1961 in Lisbon but lives in Cascais for about 50 years now. He is married and has five daughters.




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