La Mercè. The local festival spreads to all the city’s neighbourhoods, with a special focus on the Icelandic capital and a tribute at the start of the fireworks and music spectacular for the victims of the attack on La Rambla.
Tourism. Agreement with tour guides to adopt measures improving compatibility between tour activity and everyday life in the city.
Cleaning. The first stage of the public and commercial awareness campaign has led to 75% of establishments improving the way they manage waste.
Markets. The 2.7 million euro boost to the budget will be used for various projects, including the renovation of the Besòs, Carmel and Montserrat markets, on top of the five already under way.
Cultura. The popular summer festival, based around the idea of culture as an adventure and a ‘round the world trip’, involved over 120,000 spectators 102 shows.
Facilities. Half of the space in the Palau Victòria Eugènia will be used for large temporary exhibitions, providing a boost for art being offered in the city.
Economy. Collboni is calling on the EU to enable metropolitan areas to have more influence in designing European development funds and to show greater commitment to the Mediterranean Corridor.
Tourism. The extra funds from the tourist tax will be used entirely for new measures to offset the negative impact of tourism in the city.
Commerce. A package of 43 measures will boost and protect local commerce, making it more competitive and sustainable and highlighting its key role in everyday life in the neighbourhoods.
Economy. Experts from a dozen countries exchange experiences and projects on the creative industries and the promotion of cities during two days of meetings in Barcelona and Terrassa.