The new labour mobility pact for Barcelona

The initiative to achieve the sustainable and efficient mobility model required for Barcelona and the metropolitan area.

The new labour mobility pact for Barcelona is being promoted by Councillor’s Office for Mobility at Barcelona City Council. The initiative aims to form a major public-private alliance with all the city’s social and economic organisations and companies, as well as all operators from the mobility ecosystem, to act jointly and achieve the sustainable and efficient mobility model required for Barcelona and the metropolitan area.

Covid-19 and the complete standstill to mobility which it caused have highlighted the collective need to develop policies for mobility, the use of time and greater competitiveness. These include teleworking, flexible working hours, the rationalisation of time and the planning of commuter journeys for medium and large companies and organisations, as well as industrial estates.

This proposal is in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN for 2030 and the EU environmental goals for states, regions and cities. It is also in line with:

Barcelona City Council has already put together a remote working instruction and is preparing its teleworking project and the foundations for its Commuting Plan (PDE) for staff working in municipal buildings

Principles and goals

  • Public-private understanding, regaining the spirit of the Olympic Mobility Plan of 1992.
  • Sustainability and environmental quality.
  • Health, quality of life and work-life balance.
  • Road safety.
  • Efficiency, competitiveness, productivity.
  • Reputation and social co-responsibility.
  • Metropolitan vision.

1. To reduce congestion and its negative consequences: pollution, noise, economic losses, lost time, reduced competitiveness, poorer health and safety with specific measures such as:

  • Promotion of teleworking.
  • More flexible working times to avoid rush hours.
  • More rational use of time with timetable reform.
  • Company commuting plans.

2. To contribute to the recovery of economic, commercial and social activity in general following Covid-19.

3. To help with the recovery and improvement of public transport as the cornerstone of commuter journeys, working in particular to even out the increase in demand during rush hours and to improve options and service.

4. To foster multi-modal, shared and integrated commuting into public and private sustainable Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms.

5.  To contribute to public awareness and joint responsibility on the impact of mobility on our surroundings and the need for a sustainable, multi-modal and efficient labour mobility model.


Organisations make a commitment to the Barcelona Labour Mobility Pact once they formally sign up to it. This is a pact which all organisations can sign up to (companies, associations, foundations, federations, groups, social stakeholders, professional associations, institutions, platforms etc.) if they agree with its principles and wish to demonstrate their will to actively work towards all the goals set out.

A shared city project

Forming part of the Barcelona Labour Mobility Pact involves taking part in a shared city project which means:

  • Carrying out action in line with the goals of the pact.
  • Providing information on measures carried out by the organisation.
  • Sharing knowledge, experience and information on topics relating to the pact.
  • Taking part in collective action agreed on within the context of the pact.
  • Collaborating with the dissemination of the pact using the means which the organisers consider suitable. 


Organisations wishing to sign up to the pact should meet the following requisites:

  • Be linked to the city of Barcelona.
  • Conduct regular activity and not envisage concluding their activity in the short term.  
  • Be sufficiently autonomous to decide on and carry out action within the context of the pact.


Participating companies and organisations