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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.

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Mobile Week BCN

To mark the MWC, Barcelona’s districts will be holding a series of cultural, technological and innovative activities for reflecting on digital transformations from city-resident perspectives.

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Neighbourhood Plan

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

People walking along Les Rambles

Regaining Les Rambles

The ‘Les Rambles’ cooperative process is a proposal to revitalise and regain Les Rambles as an avenue for strolling along and a place for public life.

Impetus to ethical funding

Agreement to create a municipal credit fund for financing new projects and social- and solidarity-economy enterprises.

Father and child refugees walking along a sand path

Barcelona, refuge city

The "Barcelona, Refuge City" Plan aims to respond to the refugee crisis and prepare the city for welcoming in and attending to refugees while permanently ensuring their rights.

Mobile World Congress

Barcelona hosts from February 26th to March 1st the Mobile World Congress, the international benchmark mobile telephone event.

Outside of the old La Model prison

La Model’s transformation

A participatory process will start during the first six months of 2018 for a decision to be consensually taken with local residents and associations on the final uses and facilities that the space and grounds of the old La Model prison will be given. 

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.

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!

Residents’ Meeting at the entrance of a building


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.

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More citizen participation

The new citizen-participation regulations put people at the centre of the City Council’s city-taking processes and provide spaces for promoting, debating and co-producing municipal policies.

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.

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.

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.

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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Fancy being an anti-rumours officer?

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

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. 

Young musics taking part in a former edition of Brot Festival

Brot Festival

Aged under 25 and play in a group? Sign up for the eighth edition of the Brot, a festival allowing you to promote your music at different facilities around the city

La Fàbrica del Sol reopens to the public

Come over to the facility, where you can see how environmental solutions are incorporated into a building and take part workshops and activities for learning how to live as sustainably as possible. 

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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.

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.

Open data

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


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

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. 

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.

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.

Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona

Fostering Arts and Design (FAD)

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

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


An initiative for promoting social projects that use mobile technology.


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.

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


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.

Photo: Barcelona City Council

Citizen participation

Discover the citizen-participation channels for promoting, debating and co-producing municipal policies.

Citizen Participation

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


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

Barcelona Library Network
Photo: P. de Grenet


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


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


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.


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


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


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)


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

Murs Lliures

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


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)


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)


Launch your project through crowdfunding.

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)


Meeting point for volunteer associations and citizens. (CAT)

Banc del temps

Find the time bank nearest to you. (ES)

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