Barcelona Observatory for Sport and Physical Activity

The Barcelona Observatory for Sport and Physical Activity is one of the TAC-TIC Master Plan's strategic projects under Barcelona's Strategic Plan for Sport (2012-2022). Its aim is to promote the management of sport-related knowledge through the use of new technologies.

The Observatory's main goal then is to analyse and gather various data that will enable a control and ongoing evaluation to be made on the city's sports system. And to be able to do that in practice, it will need to have the tools of evaluation and comparative analysis at its disposal.

It also aims to study the development of Barcelona's system and to propose relevant studies and work to enable Barcelona's comparison with other cities and countries.

Action parameters

The following areas are of interest to the Barcelona Observatory for Sport and Physical Activity:

1. The development of the pursuit of sport, with the analysis focusing specifically on:
- General habits among Barcelona's residents
- The pursuit of sport among the city's children and youth
- Sport and elderly people
- The pursuit of sport among women
- Sport and people with disabilities
- Sports events

2. The city's sports venues and facilities

3. The impact of sport on the city:
- Economic impact
- Impact on employment

4. The city's association network:
- Sports clubs and associations
- Informal sports associations
- Sport in the world of non-sports associations

5. Sport and Health

6. Sports competitions:
- School-age
- Adult, federation, low-level
- Adult, federation, high-level

Studies

The Observatory has so far carried out various studies and work that highlight the results of the city's sports management:

Barcelona Directory Sport

Study on the impact of sports on Barcelona

Study on the impact of sports on Barcelona: economic, occupational and social indicators (Summary)

 

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's School Students
 

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Ciutat Vella District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Eixample District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Gràcia District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Horta-Guinardó District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Les Corts District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Nou Barris District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Sant Andreu District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents- Sant Martí District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Sants-Montjuïc District

2013 Survey on Sports Habits among Barcelona's Adult Residents. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District

Study on the impact of the X Games Barcelona 2013

    Study on the impact of the X Games Barcelona 2013. Appendix I. Organisation and service 

    Study on the impact of the X Games Barcelona 2013. Appendix II. Social aspects

    Study on the impact of the X Games Barcelona 2013. Appendix III. Media aspects.