Joves de Barcelona: 45% more assistance and advice

March saw the presentation of the new image for municipal youth-information services: Joves de Barcelona, since when 79,874 uses have been registered, representing a 45% increase compared to the same period of the previous school year. The entire 2022-2023 school year saw 178,538 registered uses, up by 24% on the 2021-2022 school year.

12/08/2023 10:08 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Joves de Barcelona is the new image of the municipal youth-information services that aims to provide a gateway to all resources for young people and a space for dealing with their needs. It boasts 18 help and information points distributed throughout the city, is present in 85 institutes and encourages social media to provide young people with content of use to them.

Of the close to 180,000 uses requested by the city’s teenagers and young people during the last school year, over 44% were inquiries for information, relating to academia and vocational training (32%), health and sports (15%), social cohesion (10%) and leisure (7%). All other assistance from that school year had to do with specialist advice (academic, employment and business, international mobility and housing) and participation in activities organised throughout the year.

Growing network assistance

Face-to-face assistance remains essential for young people, with visits to help and information points in 69% of cases. Even so, the most significant increase was seen in inquiries through new remote channels, mainly WhatsApp and various social media, whose use grew by 198%.

More young people enjoying the Estiu Adoles100

A new edition of Estiu Adoles100 was held between the months of June and July, a fair, inclusive and recreational event for young people in Barcelona between the ages of 12 and 18 which featured 166 free activities and workshops to suit all tastes.

Its range of offers included sports, dancing, cookery, sustainability, graffiti, paddle surf, quidditch, acrobatics and other workshops which captured the interest of 1,513 teenagers and young people, up by 73% on the previous year.

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