Work and business

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Social and solidarity economy

The City Council is fostering and promoting the Social and Solidarity Economy with resources that include training, support, economic aid, responsible public procurement and the allocation of venues and materials. Find out all about it!

Job search Space

Employment space for young people

Convent de Barcelona Activa is a new employment-accompaniment and personalised-training centre for young people under the age of 30 can enter the labour market or improve professionally.

Crea Feina Plus

A subsidy programme for incentivising employment and improving the integration of individuals with job-placement difficulties.

Girl heading to Porta22 to look for a job

Barcelona Treball

Resources for job seeking and professional development.

Business Support Office

Information about the Business Support Office (OAE), which advises local and international companies. Find out how to participate in the business growth programmes and the training and networking activities they organise.  

Support for women entrepreneurs

The School of Women Entrepreneurs is now called Lidera and is expanding its range of support programmes, activities and networking on offer.

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Work for young people

If you’re young and looking for work, or you can’t find the work you’d like, check out Barcelona Activa’s advice, training, entrepreneurship and research services.

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Kit Digital subsidies

Information, advice and support for businesses and the self-employed to apply for Kit Digital subsidies. 

Group of people inside the InnoBA building


InnoBA is a Barcelona Activa facility offering activities, specialist services, research, training, opportunities for experimentation and project incubation, all within the sphere of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and socioeconomic innovation.


If you’re looking for work, register with Barcelona Activa’s Business-Job platform. You will receive work offers that meet your profile.

Looking for work?

Barcelona Activa offers an information service on all the job seeking resources and guidance available.

Enterprise and consumption

The Municipal Consumer Information Office (OMIC) has a space for helping to relate company activities to consumer satisfaction.

Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys

Barcelona Sports Tech Hub

Montjuïc features a new hub bringing together sport and technology to turn the city into an international benchmark in sportstech and improve the economy for the sector’s enterprises, organisations and institutions.

Business incubators

Barcelona Activa provides infrastructures and services for establishing newly created businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs.

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Financial education

Fancy improving your personal and family finances? Check out the new website with a free digital course and various resources for improving your financial decisions.

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Responsible Consumption Space

A new space aimed at training centres, associations and companies, with resources and proposals for promoting consumption from a responsible and conscientious perspective.

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Reskilling programme

Language training (English, French and German) for working in sectors such as tourism, commerce and hospitality.

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Guide for companies on LGBTI rights

Best practice guide for companies on managing sexual and gender diversity and protecting LGBTI rights.

Financial service for supporting and accompanying self-employed workers

Business funding

Barcelona Activa has a financial service for supporting and accompanying self-employed workers, enterprises and organisations looking for needed or specific financial resources.​

Economia Social

Social Economy Business Directory

Barcelona Activa is offering you an online tool for searching social economy enterprises and associations and promoting social public procurement. 


Looking for a job?

Are you looking for work? Do you need to prepare for an interview? Fancy improving your CV? The Barcelona Activa team are at your disposal for clearing up your work related queries.

Look for and identify the employment opportunities that best suit your profile and access job offers from the main job listing sites, updated in real time. Find information on the current situation in the main professional fields and on personalised employment promotion programmes.

Identify the different phases in a selection process and use the tools and resources available from Barcelona Treball to prepare for it and succeed.

Look up information on administrative procedures to do with unemployment benefits and subsidies through the Catalan Employment Service (SOC), which has a network of offices and self-service points. Also find out how to make an appointment and about the resources for people who have labour integration difficulties.

Are you young and looking for a job? Do you want to start a business? Learn about the advisory services that provide you with free support and guidance. You can also find information on studying or working abroad.

A woman advising a job seeker
Overview of the jobseekers' area at Barcelona Activa
Training class for unemployed people
Man entering the unemployment office while two young people look over documents
A young man beside a job board reading a job offer

Do you want to start your own business?

Do you want to get your project going? Use the resources provided by Barcelona Activa and Catalunya Emprèn, which will allow you to learn about the programmes, activities and services available to enable you to make the leap from idea to company.

Public, private and mixed initiatives to promote growth, feasibility and the consolidation of cooperative and social economic projects such as alternative and strategic business models.

Check out Barcelona Activa’s reports with their key aspects for starting an enterprise. Business idees, business plan, taxes and plenty more!

The Barcelona Activa Mature Ideas Programme offers resources to entrepreneurs over the age of 45 for turning a business idea into an enterprise. It provides tools, among other things, for preparing an enterprise plan, as well as tutorials and advice for raising funds.

InnoBA is a Barcelona Activa facility offering activities, specialist services, research, training, opportunities for experimentation and project incubation, all within the sphere of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and socioeconomic innovation. The centre is aimed at individuals and organisations who want to start initiatives, as well as those wanting to develop existing projects.

A man asking for advice on launching a project at Barcelona Activa
Exhibitors and visitors from a trade fair with social economic projects
Tables for business and entrepreneur assistance
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Lifelong training

Link up to this IT training and promotion programme whether you are a professional or a company. You will find Internet introductory activities and tools to develop your IT and professional skills.

Enter the Consortium website and find information about lifelong training activities in Catalonia. This will help you to adapt to the knowledge society, enable increase your professional skills and obtain training throughout your life.

Training area dedicated to the Internet and digital learning
Young participant at a training course in a new media class

Do you own a business?

Visit the Business Support Office to obtain all information of interest to your business, receive guidance, complete formalities and take part in training programmes. You will also find information on programmes of assistance for recruiting long-term unemployed workers over 40 years of age.

Do you export? Do you want to internationalise your business? ACCIÓ, the Agency for Business Competitiveness, and Barcelona Activa provide the resources you need to drive your international activity at any of its stages.

Do your form part of Barcelona’s economic activity? Are you interested in creating jobs, promoting investment or attracting talent? Use the resources provided by Barcelona Business and find information about the opportunities that the city’s strategic sectors offer.

Montjuïc features a new hub bringing together sport and technology to turn the city into an international benchmark in sportstech and improve the economy for the sector’s enterprises, organisations and institutions.

Discover the international-talent assistance service enabling people coming over to live in the city to develop their full professional and personal potential.

Various people making use of the Business Support Office
Good loading and unloading port at the Zona Franca
Researchers working on laboratory samples
Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys

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Barcelona cooperative cultural centre fostering and promoting the social and solidarity economy in the city. [Ca]


Non-profit association that brings together co-working spaces located in Catalonia. [Es]

Xarxa Emprèn

Web of public/private organisations that offer information, advice, training and support to people that want to set up a company in Catalonia. [Es]

Free online course in digital identity skills for people in work, students and the unemployed.


Organisation that works to help the social and labour integration of people in risk of social exclusion. [Es]


Practical online courses, open to everyone, and current topics related to the use of technologies. [Ca]

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Models diferents de plantilles per crear el teu currículum o adaptar-lo als nous temps. [Es]

Mi cv

Create your CV online and learn how to distribute it via the appropriate social networks. You can also do the same with your video CV. [Es]

Online CV

A tool for creating your CV which includes PDF and online versions and which you can share on a link or QR code.


Expert advice on job hunting, writing CVs and developing your career. [Es]

Employment mobility

Support and information for working abroad. [Es]


Municipal co-working facility for professionals committed to the Baró de Viver community. [Ca]


Online professional advice for business owners. All the documentation you need, at your fingertips. [Es]


Useful information for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Cambra de comerç

Institution that promotes economic and business activity, and defends companies' interests.

Cambres de catalunya

Look up the chambers of commerce located in Catalonia. [Ca]

Foment del treball

Platform for the representation of business owners and entrepreneurs.


Guidance on setting up a business by area.