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We are re-launching international economic promotions

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Barcelona, the new global city, is now taking on the challenge of the post-COVID-19 economy recovery, opting for a model of a city committed to its people, working for a sustainable and world-connected economic recovery to make it possible.

Connected to the international players: enterprise, investment and talent

We are reactivating Barcelona's international economic promotion with a future vision, to launch the model of a safe, sustainable, connected, innovative and diverse city that defines us.

BCN Safe City. BCN Safe Visit

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Barcelona has built up a public-private alliance of city players to prepare joint protocols which give priority to health and mobility of people in the city's public spaces and facilities.

Barcelona is a committed city, with benchmark clinics and hospitals networking with international bodies to develop a vaccine against COVID-19.

Safe Barcelona

Connected

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Barcelona is a connected city, which promotes digital progress and international connections.

Thanks to its benchmark events, initiatives and platforms boosting its international position, Barcelona is the 5G hub of southern Europe and the world’s No. 3 smart city.

Barcelona, a generator of new opportunities such as blended city, where the real city is juxtaposed to the virtual, as Professor Greg Clark puts it.

Barcelona ciutat connectada

Innovative

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Barcelona is an innovation laboratory, with a huge capacity for adapting to new challenges.

Projects such as superblocks have revolutionised public spaces, reclaiming the streets for pedestrians, and the Decidim Barcelona project has located city residents at the centre of the decisions that affect the city.

This environment has helped Barcelona to become a benchmark environment in research, innovation in the life sciences and mobile technology, and boasts a rich ecosystem of cutting-edge institutions in these areas.

Barcelona ciutat innovadora

A specialist in diversity

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Barcelona is recognised for its diversity and stands out for its potential in areas as diverse as bioscience, design and the creative industries, tourism and large international-event organising.

Barcelona ciutat especialista en la diversitat

Useful links

  • Welcome portal to assist the international community, with information and procedures to make life easier for professionals from all over the world who want to come to live and work in Barcelona.

  • Joint project from Incasòl-Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona Metropolitan Area and Barcelona City Council to promote the region and attract international economic activity, with projects located in the metropolitan area aimed at building a new, fairer, more efficient and more sustainable urban model.

  • The Barcelona Air Route Development Committee (BARDC) is a platform promoted by the Government of Catalonia, AENA, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and Barcelona City Council, with a view to establishing new intercontinental air links from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, as well as maintaining the existing connections.

  • The new story of Barcelona, written as a result of a participative process involving local and international agents to promote the Barcelona brand internationally.

    A useful, practical and inspiring tool to direct and synchronise all the messages and initiatives put forward by public and private stakeholders that influence the reputation of the Barcelona brand.

  • Barcelona Digital Talent aims to make the market more competitive by addressing the current digital talent gap. With a view to promoting Barcelona as a talent capital, the programme encourages the digital reskilling of professionals  and focuses on attracting new local and international professionals to the market.

  • The Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub ​​is a pioneering , non-profit, public-private association supported by the most prestigious research centres, universities, charities, start-ups, corporations and public institutions that positions Barcelona as a global scientific diplomacy laboratory for cities all over the world.

  • Barceloc is a joint platform from ACCIÓ-Generalitat de Catalunya, the Port of Barcelona and Barcelona City Council that promotes the city as an international logistics hub and the Port as a key infrastructure in the exchange of goods between international markets and the European Union.

  • Study on the evolution of the international perception of Barcelona.

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