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International economic players


Are you an international organisation with activity in Barcelona? Check out all the resources available for tackling the COVID-19 crisis: advice and information for international projects and businesses, online courses and training programmes for professionals and enterprises, and other economic-revival measures.


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  • Barcelona’s international profile is raised thanks largely to the considerable number of international players established in the city, such as the consulates and chambers of commerce of other countries. The City Council traditionally maintains regular meeting and exchange forums with these players, which it is now strengthening with the aim of highlighting, through these multipliers, Barcelona’s situation and the measures being taken for reviving the city.

    Last updated: 17/06/2020

  • Barcelona has launched an information service on protocols which give priority to people’s health and mobility in the city’s public spaces, facilities and installations. We offer an online advice service for enterprises linked to the visitor economy to find out the health and safety protocols or measures best suited to their business.

    Last updated: 19/05/2021

  • We have launched a platform with all the information and resources that can facilitate the arrival and settling in of international talent in the city. The portal includes the formalities that have to be carried out and a wide range of activities throughout the year so visitors are aware of what’s on in the city, can make new contacts and become Barcelona’s new citizens.

    Last updated: 12/09/2020

  • This initiative recognises the tourist operators who opt for responsible management in accordance with requirements based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and emphasises the importance of health safety in the face of COVID-19 or any other pandemic, to build up trust among customers. Operators that adopt this commitment will receive training and advice on drawing up an improvement plan that enables them to obtain the label, thereby attracting attract new members of the public and improving their positioning. They will also have the Safe Travels seal available, awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

    Last updated: 19/05/2021


  • Barcelona enjoys a good international image thanks to a strong, accredited and prestigious brand which adds value to its offering and elicits a favourable perceptions. For the purposes of protecting and strengthening the Barcelona brand, specific initiatives are now being implemented to disseminate Barcelona's values among international players and opinion formers.

    Last updated: 17/06/2020

  • We have signed a new agreement between the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation and the GSMA to keep this major tech event in Barcelona until 2024 and to relaunch the next edition, planned for the coming year.

    Last updated: 12/09/2020

  • ‘Discover Barcelona’ is an activity we have prepared for the international community so they can discover Barcelona’s economic, business and innovation potential and network. Two or three tours are planned each year and you can find out about them on the Barcelona International Welcome website.

    Last updated: 12/09/2020

  • Provided with an important digital component, they are aimed at various specific sectors of the market (domestic, European, long distance), depending on the steady possibilities of connectivity. They seek to attract a high-value visitor profile that shares the city’s attributes, and highlight new contents, especially those relating to cultural offers and a safe-, smart- and sustainable-city image.

    Last updated: 20/05/2021

  • Its aim is to make Barcelona an international benchmark in knowledge exchanges, talent, resources and capacities for innovation in the world of technology and sport, to improve the economic competitiveness of the players that sign up to it.

    Last updated: 20/05/2021

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Reactivating the economy

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