Owing to the exceptional circumstances caused by the economic crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona City Council is launching a plan to reactivate the city’s economy through shock measures and long-term tools not just to regenerate its economic and social fabrics but also to continue making Barcelona a benchmark in innovation, sustainability and quality in work.
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12/06/2021 - 12:27 h People of Barcelona, the city centre is calling!
The campaign ‘Barcelona x tu. Tu x Barcelona’ invites people to regain the city centre after a particularly difficult year.
08/06/2021 - 16:41 h Commerce and markets ‘Re-connectant’, a programme to help local commerce go digital
The programme helps local shops and businesses in the city go digital and reduce the effects suffered during the pandemic.
01/06/2021 - 16:43 h Shall we save you a place at bars and restaurants?
The campaign ‘Barcelona, guarda’m lloc’ seeks to reactivate the city’s restaurant sector.
31/05/2021 - 14:48 h Agreement by commerce to open on Sundays and public holidays from May to September
The measure is expected to come into force in 2022 and help create 3,200 stable jobs.
Reactivating the economy
Financial aid, employment and business advice, training, regulations and so on. Select your profile and explore all the tools and resources that we have been implementing to tackle the COVID-19 economic crisis. Barcelona never stops!
LET’S ENJOY THE CITY
NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMERCE MAKES THE CITY
When the shutters are raised, the city’s streets fill with life
Barcelona has a local commercial fabric that listens to you and takes care of you. The baker who serves you every day, the shopkeeper you bought your favourite T-shirt from, the hardware shop assistant who sorts everything out for you and so on. More than 61,000 shops and 43 markets are keen to see you.
Restaurants are now back on the menu
The city’s bars and restaurants await you
That waiter who knows how you like your coffee, the head waiter who always finds you the best table, the cook who prepares your favourite dish, the ice-cream man who cools you down during the summers... Barcelona has a large range of quality food offers. It’s now time to enjoy them again.
Social and solidarity economy, now more than ever!
Discover the social and solidarity economy’s services, products and activities that there are in Barcelona!
Did you know that another way of building the economy and society is not only possible but already present in our everyday life?
Barcelona has a whole host of production, service, activity, consumption and funding initiatives in operation which have been making proposals that are more democratic, solidary and friendly to people and the territories and enabling us to reverse the climate emergency. And you too, as a city resident, can join in all these initiatives!
We are what we eat: choose local food!
Discover local food alternatives in Barcelona.
Our city offers a wide range of alternatives for conscious consumption, which enable city residents to fill their baskets with fresh, ecological, seasonal and local food, thereby reducing the distance between producers and consumers.
Rediscovering our city
Go for a walk and enjoy parts of the city that you didn’t know
It's time to reconnect with the city, time to discover all the interesting places near our homes. Here you will find a few proposals to make the most out of Barcelona.
Barcelona supports its cultural sector and fabric
Barcelona City Council strengthens grass-roots culture, keeps or expands existing programmes and offers financial aid for physically adapting cultural venues to the post-COVID-19 scenario and creating innovative projects.
We are re-launching international economic promotion
Barcelona’s got power!
Barcelona is a city open to the world, with a combination of features that make it so unique and attractive as a city, not just for its ideas but also for the way it is and does things.
Barcelona Activa covid-19
Financial help and resources from various institutions to deal with the effects of the health crisis
Economy, Employment, Competitiveness and Tax
Municipal website with information on the city’s Economic Development policies
Full information on the measures for the Covid-19 in Barcelona
Barcelona Covid-19 economic reports
Repository on the economy, the labour market, business and strategic sectors for Barcelona
Monitoring Covid-19 in Barcelona
Municipal website with real-time data on the health, economic and social impact of the Covid-19 crisis in Barcelona