Manel Royes i Vila

Interview with Manel Royes i Vila (Terrassa, 1940), politician and economist.

Mayor of Terrassa by the PSC (1979-2002).

President of Diputació de Barcelona (1987-2003).

Delegate of the Spanish Government at the Consorci de la Zona Franca (2004-2012).

He was one of the founders of the Front Obrer de Catalunya, then he was in the creation of Convergència Socialista de Catalunya, after that he entered the PSC-Congrés and from there to the Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya when it was founded, having several responsibilities along the time.

Interviewer: Josep Maria Muñoz
Duration: 20:05 min
Date: 29th November 2017
Place: Library Sant Gervasi-Joan Maragall
Production: Benecé Produccions
Language: catalan

Interview with Manel Royes i Vila of the Program Llegat Pasqual Maragall is subjected to a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Comercial 4.0 International license.


Collection of oral testimonies of people who have shared in different ways, parts of Pasqual Maragall's career.

This collection will be progressively expanded by incorporating new witnesses on a regular basis. The aim is to achieve a varied and complete vision of Catalan society at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century with the figure of Pasqual Maragall as a point of reference.

The interviews are recorded with audiovisual media, and have been carried out by José María Muñoz, director of L'Avenç. The versions available online are abbreviated versions. Whole interviews can be consulted for research purposes in the Maragall Archive by contacting the Foundation.