Living in BCN

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“Let’s share Barcelona”

Barcelona is for everyone because it doesn’t belong to anyone. We have the right to enjoy it, to live together here, with respect and joy. Live and let live!

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Neighbourhood Plan

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

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Districts and neighbourhoods

Embrace the essence of each Barcelona districts and step into the different city neighbourhoods.

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Waste management

All you need to know about managing waste and helping to make the city more sustainable.

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Office for Non-Discrimination (OND)

A human-rights defence service you can turn to if you are experiencing or have experienced any form of discrimination or hate crime, especially on the grounds of origins, cultural or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Grants for extracurricular sport

Low-income families with children between the ages of 6 and 17 have until 3 October to apply for grants for taking up extracurricular sports activities. Find out all about the offer and its requirements.

Two female experts in gender violence giving a young woman information at a BCN Antimasclista Stand

Anti-sexist BCN

Barcelona rejects all forms of violence against women. Find out about the services at hand in the fight against gender violence, from prevention to care and emergency accommodation.

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Sustainable mobility

Discover how mobility is changing in Barcelona and becoming healthier, safer, more sustainable and better-connected. Find out what services are available to help you get around the city.

Two young women buy vegetables outside a shop.

Support and resources for women

Find out about women’s support services and the resources available to combat discrimination and sexist violence and promote gender equality.

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Children's activities

In Barcelona, you’ll find a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities for little ones. Don’t miss out!

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Energy rights

Energy-advice points offer help to prevent supply cuts from unpaid bills as well as advice on how to reduce energy expenses.

View of Barcelona with a heavily polluted sky.

Low Emissions Zone

Find out the areas of Barcelona and the municipalities surrounding the ring roads where Barcelona City Council plans to gradually restrict the use of the most polluting vehicles, starting on 1 December 2017.

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Civic Centres

Find out about the courses and activities on offer at your neighbourhood civic centre. 

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Local neighbourhood centres

Come over and discover your local neighbourhood centre and take part in these welcoming spaces for advice and meeting-up and interacting with local residents.

A group of youngsters play basketball in a park

Living with diversity

Barcelona is a melting pot of people with a variety of sexual and gender orientations, cultures, languages and traditions. Find out about how to live here with inclusion, diversity and interculturality.

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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. 

Youngster without a leg beside his adapted bicycle

An accessible city

Find out about the resources and tools available for people with functional diversity in education, housing, jobs, transport, care and aid services, care and financial-aid services, leisure and plenty more.

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Barcelona with health

All the resources available in the city to prevent or treat health problems: primary health care centres, emergency services and pharmacies, among others.  

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Youth information

Discover the youth and teenager information points available to you in municipal facilities and secondary schools to clear up any queries you may have on training, the associations movement, youth health, student or work mobility etc.

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Barcelona, in a single click

In the directories of the Barcelona Guide, you’ll find everything you need: city facilities, organisations and venues.

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Teleassistance

This service provides year-round remote assistance in case of emergency, for people with disabilities or those aged over 75 that live alone. Find out more.  

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Konsulta'm

Psychological support service for teenagers and young people between the ages of 12 and 22, also offering advice for professionals on mental health matters.

A window adapted for energy efficiency

Renovation grants

Have a look at the grants for renovating flats and buildings, in order to make them more energy-efficient, liveable and accessible.

Vincles BCN

A social innovation project that aims to strengthen social relations and put an end to elderly people’s unwanted solitude, using new technologies. A tablet and app enable users to communicate with their friends and family as well as Vincles user groups.

Making Barcelona a pedestrian-friendly city

When it comes to accidents in Barcelona, it is its pedestrians who have the highest fatality rate. Find out how we can make our city safer, friendlier and more sustainable for pedestrians.

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