Ricard Ricard Gom Gom i Carmona Carmona (Barcelona, 1964) is a politician born in Catalonia, a member of Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV) and currently second deputy mayor for Social Action and Citizenship in the City of Barcelona, where he chairs the ICV-municipal group EUiA. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Master in Public Policy from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and Master of Urban and Metropolitan Studies at UAB. He has been Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Law at the UAB (1987-1993), where he also served as coordinator of the Bachelor of Political Science and Administration. He has also worked as a visiting professor at several Spanish universities, European and Latin American countries (Venezuela, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil).He specializes in social policy research and the Welfare State, local governments, civic participation and social movements in both the EU and Latin America. He has participated in numerous research projects on these issues. As a member of the coordinating team of the Institut de Govern i Pol tiques P bliques UAB has participated in various projects on social policies, exclusion, participation and social movements. Before becoming a professor in the UAB worked as an educator in the district Bar de Viver de Barcelona. In recent years he has participated in various social movements such as the antinuclear movement, the antiwar movement, and has also been present and worked in various Social Forums (WSF) held in Porto Alegre from 2003.In 2000 military began Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV) and currently serves on the Policy Secretariat and the Standing Committee of the party and national leader in the field of Social Welfare of the training. He was president of the Foundation Nous Horitzons from 2002 until late 2008. He was a member of Barcelona’s bid for coalition ICV-EUiA in the municipal elections of 2003 and 2007. In the first term (2003-2007) was Councilman Ricard Gom Welfare, and since 2007 is Deputy Mayor for Social Action and Citizenship. As a councilman of Social welfare, promoted the signing of the Citizen through Barcelona inclusive, an instrument of collaboration between the municipality and the association network of the city in terms of social inclusion.This was possible under the Municipal Plan for Social Inclusion, which coordinates all municipal policies aimed at preventing the dynamics of exclusion, meet people and vulnerable groups and promoting social inclusion. In the present mandate has launched the program of Action Against Poverty aimed at financially vulnerable individuals and families and children at risk is the implementation of policies on issues including housing, employment and coverage needs Basic, among others.Currently also chairs the Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities, Consortium Institute of Childhood and Urban World and is vice-president of the Consortium of Social Services Barcelona. Since 2007 co-chairs the Committee on Social Inclusion and Participative Democracy of the International Association Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). In May 2008 became president of the municipal group of ICV-EUiA in the municipality of Barcelona and the second vance of mayoral, replacing Imma Mayol, currently fifth vice-mayor of the Environment.