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. .
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 Work and Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, 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 and the city's digital innovation strategy. Other tasks involve managing 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.
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 Councillor Eloi Badia and three commissioners: Francesca Bria, Ricard Vinyes and Jordi Via.