In October 2009, an Executive Committee was set up to concentrate and channel the proposals and offers of collaboration from diverse sectors related to the Children’s and Young People’s Literature in Galicia and Spain, as well as to facilitate their participation in the tasks of organization of the Congress.
The Executive Committee is composed by the following members (listed in alphabetical order):
• Mrs. Marilar Aleixandre, writer and professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Lazarillo Award 1999
• Mr. Manuel Bragado, writer, publisher and General Director of Edicións Xerais S.A.
• Mr. Manuel Figueiras, President of GÁLIX, Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil, Galician language section of OEPLI, teacher and director of the International Children’s Book Fair in Chantada (Lugo)
• Mrs. María Jesús Gil, publisher, President of OEPLI, Organización Española del Libro Infantil y Juvenil, Spanish section of IBBY
• Mr. Xavier Senín Fernández, teacher and writer
Chairperson of the 32nd International IBBY Congress:
• Mrs. Henrike Fesefeldt, Doctor in Contemporary History
The Organizing Committee was constituted in 2004 in order to establish a network of collaborations between the professionals of the different areas related to the topic that defines the 32nd IBBY Congress: The Strength of Minorities, in order to assemble in 2010 all the sectors involved in the publication of Children’s and Young People’s Literature in the tasks of preparation of the Congress.
In addition to the members of the Executive Committee, the Organizing Committee is composed by (listed in alphabetic order):
• Mrs. Asun Agiriano, President of Galtzagorri Elkartea, Basque language section of OEPLI
• Mr. Xabier Cid, journalist and new technologies expert
• Mr. José Luis Cortés, publisher, President of the Consejo General del Libro Infantil y Juvenil, Spanish language section of OEPLI
• Mr. Pablo Couceiro, librarian specialized on Galician books
• Mr. Agustín Fernández Paz, writer and teacher, Lazarillo Award 1990, National Award for Children’s Literature 2008
• Mrs. Ánxela Gracián, writer, translator and publisher, 1st Vice-President of GÁLIX, Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil, Galician language section of OEPLI
• Mrs. Gloria Sánchez, writer, teacher, Lazarillo Award 2000, Ex President of GÁLIX, Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil, Galician language section of OEPLI
• Mr. Miguel Vázquez Freire, professor, writer and specialist on children’s illustration, 2nd Vice-President of GÁLIX, Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil, Galician language section of OEPLI
• Mrs. Marta Vilagut, publisher, President of CLIJCAT, Consell Catalá del Llibre Infantil i Juvenil, Catalan language section of OEPLI
• Mr. Oscar Villán, illustrator, National Illustration Award 1999