Economy. The new responsible consumption facility promotes a more conscious, transforming and sustainable attitude among citizens towards social, environmental and economic aspects.
Budget. The 2018 budget, with an overall sum of nearly 2,740 million euros, has been definitively approved. The main areas for increased spending are the environment, social policies and public transport.
Comerç. Municipal government measure to stimulate online sales among retailers and stallholders, with training and digitalisation grants.
Historical memory. An extensive programme to mark the 80th anniversary of the three days of non-stop air raids over Barcelona.
The social and solidarity economy is an economic model that needs to be promoted and fostered in the city. That is why we support it in Barcelona.
Barcelona Cooperativa has been conceived to provide support for all social and solidarity economy initiatives in the city. Because they enable democratic management and participation in the economy and in business. Because they are initiatives designed to serve people. Because they are committed to the community and help to improve society, creating jobs, offering services and links to the local territory and collaborating in socially transforming movements. Because we want Barcelona to be a better city.Read more
There are 4,800 cooperative, social and solidarity initiatives in Barcelona, and they are responsible for about 8% of employment in the city. By striving for the common good, working democratically and contributing to the creation and equal distribution of wealth, they are a major benefit to the community. The First Deputy Mayor, Gerardo Pisarello, is visiting the cooperative and social enterprises and organisations in Barcelona to highlight these diverse ways of developing the city's economy. This site is designed to help an economy at the service of people to take root, by publicising the differentiating features of each one.
Areas of responsibility
The First Deputy Mayor's Office plays a central role in Barcelona City Council's municipal government and is in charge of the Areas of Economy and Employment, Digital City and International Relations, as well as the strategic planning of municipal policies, which includes designing the budgets and tax and funding policies of the Council and its subsidiary bodies. It also promotes the social and cooperative economy, responsible consumption, commerce and city markets and the city's digital innovation strategy. Other tasks involve managing the business activity and city promotion, the Council's international relations and cooperative work and, lastly, maintaining and promoting historical memory in the city.
Gerardo Pisarello is the First Deputy Mayor, as well as the municipal government's spokesperson.
Business and promotion of the city
Commerce and markets
Digital technology and Innovation
Social Economy and Local Development and Consumption
Strategic planning and budgets
Who we are
The First Deputy Mayor's work is carried out by Councillor Gerardo Pisarello, a lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Barcelona. Working with him are the Councillors Eloi Badia, Agustí Colom and Laura Pérez and four commissioners: Francesca Bria, José Luis Gómez, Álvaro Porro and Ricard Vinyes.
Gerardo Pisarello Prados
First Deputy Mayor
In charge of the Area of Economy and Employment, Digital City and International Relations
- Eloi Badia Casas
Councillor for Presidency
- Agustí Colom Cabau
Councillor for Enterprise and Tourism. Councillor for Commerce and Markets
- Laura Pérez Castaño
Councillor's Office for International Relations
- Francesca Bria
Commissioner for Digital Technology and Innovation
- José Luis Gómez Fernández
Commissioner for Economic Promotion, Business and Innovation
- Álvaro Porro González
Commissioner for Social Economy and Local Development and Consumption
- Ricard Vinyes Ribas
Commissioner for Memory Programmes
Jordi Ayala Roqueta
Manager of Presidency and Economy
- Maria Teresa Ribas Algueró
Manager of Municipal Tax Office
- Sara Berbel Sánchez
Manager for Economic Policy and Local Development
- Sara Berbel Sánchez
Director of Barcelona Activa
Manager of Resources