Create it

Decidim Barcelona

Discover Barcelona City Council’s digital participatory platform to build a more democratic city. Enter, take part and decide.

Residents’ Meeting at the entrance of a building

Cohousing

A housing model which enables a group of people organised into a housing cooperative to build on a site or an existing building which has been given over by City Council or a private owner for use as a home, on a long-term basis and below market cost. The participation of local residents is a key aspect for this project.

View of the Meridiana avenue

A new cívic hub along La Meridiana

La Meridiana’s transformation into a civic hub is being decided through a participatory project where local residents and associations are proposing solutions.

Bon Pastor neighborhood

Neighbourhood Plan

Programme aimed at reducing inequalities between Barcelona neighbourhoods, backing access to income, services, urban quality and welfare.

Revamp your wardrobe

The initiative is back from 24 April to 28 May, promoted by municipal organisations and teams to foster responsible consumption and waste-prevention clothes exchanges.

Drawings by children of different cultures

Barcelona acts against hate

Find out about the initiatives launched by the City Council against discrimination and hate speeches and for strengthening social cohesion and avoiding problems.

Father and child refugees walking along a sand path

Barcelona, refuge city

If you would like to collaborate in building a city that safeguards the rights of refugees and to find out what we are doing in Barcelona to deal with the European crisis, take a look at the new “Barcelona, refuge city” website.

Row of bicycles parked in a street parking point

+Sustainable Barcelona Map

Check out the initiatives under way in Barcelona to make the city more sustainable. Want to help?

Computer-generated image of the future Rambla dels Encants

New green lung in Glòries

Participation from local residents has played a key role in defining uses for the new park in Pl. Glòries, which will become a large green area featuring various facilities.

Young Pakistani in a library

Fancy being an anti-rumours officer?

Consult the practical guide and its tools for fighting rumours and stereotypes on cultural diversity in Barcelona.

A commitment to climate

A roadmap signed between Barcelona City Council and 800 citizen associations to fight the effects of climate change.

Poster announcing the Radars project

The “Radars” project is growing

A large community network aimed at combating isolation and risks of exclusion among elderly people living on their own now has close to 495 pharmacies on board.

A superblock roadmarking in Poblenou

Backing superblocks

The first superblock in the street plan originally designed by Cerdà is now a reality for the Poblenou neighbourhood. Participation by local residents is a key aspect for this project, which aims to improve the lives of people by redefining new units and uses for public space.

Open data

Information on the public sector open to all citizens and in digital format, to promote its reuse. 

Social digital innovation

A network which brings together collaborative innovation projects that use digital technologies for taking on social challenges. Come and take part!

Citizen Agreement for an inclusive Barcelona

A platform for participation and joint action between the city’s institutions and organisations working to build a more inclusive Barcelona. 

Mobile Green Point adapted for school use

Citizen Commitment to Sustainability

A programme of environmental protection, resource use and biodiversity initiatives, among others.

Open video Terrats en Cultura

Terrats en Cultura

A cultural initiative whose programme offers shows on Barcelona's rooftops as a means to breaking down barriers between creators and audiences, fostering culture and regenerating unused spaces. Find out all about it.

Facade of the new Canòdrom facility

New creative research park

The revamped Canòdrom de la Meridiana is a multi-purpose space for turning creative ideas in areas like digital culture into up-and-coming business projects, and, what is more, for bringing together talent, entrepreneurship and funding sources.

Co-creation at Fab Ateneus

A co-creation network for putting collective intelligence at the service of the city and its neighbourhoods.

Panoramic view of the Barceloneta neighborhood

Barceloneta Community Plan

Networking by Barceloneta's residents, associations, shops, services and authorities to improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood.

Fotomòbil

Share your pics of Barcelona's main festivals and cultural programmes via Fotomòbil. Sign up.

Innovate and create

Look up collective creation, innovation, research and talent development projects and take part in them.

Photo: P. de Grenet

Barcelona Lab

Co-creation space designed to boost citizens’ creativity.

Barcelona Lab (CAT)
Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Art factories

Explore the spaces that invite you to strengthen your creativity.

Art Factories
Photo: A. Nalda

Creative Research Park

The new facility for the city’s entrepreneurs and creators offers programmes for vocational training, business-creation support and digital literacy.

Canòdrom
Photo: Banc de Sang i Teixits

Barcelona research and innovation map

Locate Barcelona’s research and innovation centres.

Research and Innovation Map. Barcelona Activa
Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Fostering Arts and Design (FAD)

Benchmark association for design and architecture, offering specific programmes for professionals, businesses and students.

FAD
Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Mobile World Capital

MWCapital is consolidating Barcelona as a benchmark city for new mobile tecnologies.

Mobile World Capital

Open data

Information on the public sector open to all citizens and in digital format, to promote its reuse.

Open data

Barcelona WiFi

An extensive public network of WiFi hotspots to give citizens access to the internet.

Barcelona WiFi

Barcelona Big Data CoE

Centre of Excellence and Innovation on big data at the service of authorities, professionals and businesses.

Barcelona Big Data CoE
Photo: P. de Grenet

Barcelona Digital City

The city's roadmap to drive technological sovereignty for citizens.

Barcelona Digital City

BCN Producció

Platform for visual art creators who have a link with Barcelona.

BCN Producció
Photo: P. de Grenet

M4Social

An initiative for promoting social projects that use mobile technology.

M4Social

Transform it

Discover collaborative social innovation projects to transform your surroundings in a sustainable way.

Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Fab Ateneus

Turn your ideas into actions that transform the city.

Fab Ateneus
Photo: P. de Grenet

La Fàbrica del Sol

Exchange ideas and advance along the path to sustainability.

La Fàbrica del Sol
Photo: P. de Grenet

City allotments

Contribute to caring for the environment by cultivating vegetables.

City allotments
Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Urban-resilience roundtables

Public-private coordination space for responding to emergency situations.

Roundtables (ES)
Photo: P. de Grenet

Buits plan

Get involved in the management of empty spaces and help make them part of the city.

BUITS Plan (CAT)
Photo: P. de Grenet

Sustainable Barcelona

Find sustainability initiatives around the city.

+ Sustainable Barcelona Map (CAT)
Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona Energia

Web portal containing information about how we can save energy, sign up or generate our own, to progress towards a more sustainable energy model.

Barcelona Energia
Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Superilles

Urban units that are larger than a block of houses but smaller than a neighbourhood, for regenerating public spaces and promoting sustainability and social cohesion.

Superilles (ES)
Photo: P. de Grenet

Transformation of Glòries

Find out about the transformation process at Pl. Glòries and its environs.

Les Glòries

La Meridiana’s transformation

Find out and take part in this avenue’s transformation process to make it a more people-friendly thoroughfare.

Meridiana (CAT)

Participate and get involved

Discover the world of associations, learn about the participation spaces and get involved in initiatives to build an inclusive and cohesive Barcelona.

Decidim Barcelona

Barcelona’s participatory platform.

Decidim Barcelona (ES)
Photo: Raül Clemente

Barcelona, refuge city

Collaborate in building a city that safeguards the rights of refugees.

Barcelona, refuge city
Photo: P. de Grenet

Civic Centres

Locate your civic centre, be part of it and immerse yourself in culture.

Civic Centres
Photo: P. de Grenet

Libraries

Explore the Barcelona Library Network: enjoy it and take part.

Barcelona Library Network
Photo: P. de Grenet

Associations

Get to know the associations around the city and find your collective.

Associations. Barcelona Guide
Photo: P. de Grenet

Agenda 21

Join Barcelona’s Citizen Commitment to Sustainability.

Agenda 21 (CAT)
Photo: P. de Grenet

Radars

A community action project that aims to reduce the risk of isolation among elderly people. Take part in it!

Radars Project (ES)
Photo: P. de Grenet

Volunteering

Explore the full range of opportunities to become a volunteer in Barcelona.

Become a volunteer / Search engine (CAT)
Photo: P. de Grenet

Anti-rumour Network

A collaborative initiative for debunking rumours and stereotypes that create problems for positive community life.

BCN Anti-rumour
Photo: P. de Grenet

Round Table for Third-Sector Associations

An institution that represents all Catalan social organisations.

Round Table for Third-Sector

Local neighbourhood centres

Take part in the local neighbourhood centre and make it grow through exchanges, volunteering and collaboration.

Local neighbourhood centres (ES)

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The blog centre

Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Coòpolis

Barcelona cooperative cultural centre fostering and promoting the social and solidarity economy in the city. (CAT)

DIOMCOOP

Work cooperative with alternatives for people working as unauthorised street hawkers.

Social digital innovation

A collaborative network that develops digital solutions in response to social challenges.

Pont Alimentari

A project for reducing food waste. (CAT)

Third sector map

Catalan social organisations map. (CAT)

Electronics Watch

An observatory that works to improve employment conditions in the electronics industry.

Voices and music for integration

A social project whose activities show music’s capacity to integrate. (CAT)

Hangar

A centre for artistic research and production that provides creators with support at every stage of a project.

Terrats en Cultura

A cultural initiative whose programme offers music, theatre, dance and circus shows on Barcelona’s rooftops. (CAT)

Murs Lliures

Is legally authorised to manage public spaces so artists can paint their works on Barcelona’s exposed walls.

Conector

All information related to start-ups and events to present projects. (ES)

Mob barcelona

Site for work, events and presentations for entrepeneurs. (ES)

Meet bcn

Blog containing information for new entrepreneurs and people interested in coworking. (CAT)

Living tic cat

New media analysis from Catalonia. (CAT)

Pechakucha bcn

Initiative to present projects in a versatile way and discover new creative ideas made in Barcelona. (ES)

Barceloneta Community Plan

Community work initiative to improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood.(CAT)

Picarona

All the information you need to cultivate a city allotment, and advice and techniques for maintaining it. (ES)

El balcón verde

Discover the techniques to cultivate your city allotment and the produce you can plant in it. (ES)

Energía sostenible

Learn more about sustainability, and energy efficiency and development. (ES)

Verkami

Launch your project through crowdfunding.

Social.cat

Website with the latest news and updates on the social sector, and calendar of conferences and workshops in this field. (CAT)

Voluntariat lleng.

Initiative to practice Catalan through conversation and language partners. (CAT)

Banc dels aliments

Want to collaborate with the Food Bank? Check out its initiatives. (ES)

Xarxanet

Meeting point for volunteer associations and citizens. (CAT)

Banc del temps

Find the time bank nearest to you. (ES)

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