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Decidim Barcelona

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

#BCNantimasclista 25 November Prize

Consult the terms and conditions for this prize, which is awarded to initiatives aimed at raising awareness of and rejecting gender violence, through the creation of artistic and plastic-arts projects.

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.

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Neighbourhood Plan

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

People repairing bicycles in a workshop.

Pam a Pam

Find out about all the responsible consumerism and Solidarity Economy options in your area, with the “Pam a Pam” collaborative map, a SETEM and Solidarity Economy Network initiative. 

Don't spread rumours

The BCN Anti-Rumour Network offers you tools to combat hate speech on social networks and proposes the hashtag #NoComparteixoRumors to repudiate negative messages.

People buying and selling in a farmers' market.

Social and solidarity economy

Find out about and take part in organisations and initiatives that are helping to create a social and solidarity economy in Barcelona. Keep up to date with what's going on!

Barcelona, Digital City

Discover the digital transformation, innovation and empowerment projects that the City Council is promoting, to put new technologies at the service of the people and make them accessible to everyone.

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.

Social digital innovation

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

Panoramic view of Barcelona

A commitment to climate

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

A child playing with the necklace of the woman holding him in her arms

Collaborating families

This temporary shelter service is in need of volunteers who can help families in difficulties to look after their children. Sheltering can be for a few hours a day, the weekend or up to a maximum of six months.

Hanging “It could be you” campaign banners

Plan against homelessness

Acting in coordination with other organisations, the City Council will be expanding its teams for detecting and attending to homeless people, increasing the number of available places and fighting to prevent homelessness from becoming a chronic problem.

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.

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?

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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Open data

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

Fotomòbil

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

Mobile Green Point adapted for school use

Citizen Commitment to Sustainability

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

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.

Innovate and create

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

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: 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.

DECODE

A European project for enabling the public to reclaim public data and promoting its use for the common good.

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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