Barcelona in the world

The international policy of the City Council is aligned with its priority actions

The main objective of the Department of International Relations is to enhance the interaction and influence of Barcelona in the world by means of participating in various fields of international action and through supporting the political and executive structure of the City Council in international matters. By doing so, the department gives added value to the council’s priorities for action: social cohesion, sustainable urban development and Smart Cities, urban governance and economic promotion.

Always with a clear commitment to global municipalism, the Department of International Relations operates primarily in two spheres: fostering bilateral relations with other cities and promoting work with international organizations and networks of cities.