Patroness of the 19. Equality German Open Championships in Cologne

We would like to introduce you to the patroness of this year’s 19. German Open Championships for female and male couples in ballroom and latin dances

We are delighted that our Lord Mayor has accepted this honorary position for EQDM 2024. Mrs Reker has been Lord Mayor of the City of Cologne since 22 October 2015, and Henriette Reker is the first woman in the history of the City of Cologne to steer the fortunes of Germany’s fourth-largest city as Lord Mayor.

Henriette Reker is the first female mayor in Cologne’s 2000-year history. She is committed to integration, has internalised the values of her home city, such as tolerance and diversity, and resolutely opposes the opponents of a free and open society. (