Boosting Barcelona as a Euro-Mediterranean capital

In a bid to bolster Barcelona’s role as a Euro-Mediterranean capital, a roadmap document is presented which has been drafted jointly with the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), setting out nineteen specific short-term measures to position the city as a leader in social, cultural and economic policies.

03/04/2023 12:31 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The Municipal Mediterranean Strategy comes just a few months ahead of Spain’s presidency of the European Union and the European elections, with the goal of recovering the Euro-Mediterranean dimension in European debate, with a local perspective and in connection with urban realities.

The drafting process for the document also included collaboration from MedCities, a network for the empowerment of local Mediterranean governments.

Roadmap with nineteen key actions

The strategy includes an analysis identifying trends and challenges shared by cities and stakeholders. The central part of the document addresses three goals: constructing region and values, generation policies and good practice, and exercising Barcelona’s capital role.

An action plan is to be rolled out with nineteen measures at a local and supralocal level, covering spheres as diverse as the climate emergency, social rights, commerce and tourism, culture, the blue economy and digitalisation.

See the full document: Barcelona City Council Mediterranean Strategy.