Innovation. Collaboration with Elisava to look further into the application of design to help with urban, social and economic advances in the city.
Economy. Barcelona Activa helped with the creation of 1,600 new business projects in the city in 2016, which are expected to create nearly 3,000 jobs. The agency also provided support for over 9,000 companies in growth
Work. The Catalan Employment Service (SOC) and the municipal agency Barcelona Activa have agreed to work together to put an integrated model for active employment policies in place in the city this year.
Work. Barcelona City Council, the PIMEC and the UGT and CCOO trade unions in Catalonia all stress the importance of public tender processes in improving social and labour conditions.
Memory. The plaque unveiled in the Horta-Guinardó district is the tenth of its kind to be put up since October 2015, remembering the residents of Barcelona’s shantytown neighbourhoods.
Economy. The municipal government has pledged to work towards a minimum wage above 1,000 euros and is calling for collective dialogue to make it possible.
Mercabarna. The inaugural act for the 50th anniversary of the wholesale food market kicks off celebrations which include different actions to explain the relevance of the facility.
Social economy. The project, made up of members of the sub-Saharan community who formerly operated as unauthorised street vendors, will sell local fair trade products at fairs and markets.
Employment. The support centres will start operating in May and provide help for 150 young people between the ages of 16 and 35 in the districts of Sant Andreu, Sant Martí and Nou Barris.
Food sovereignty. The new municipal strategy aims to steer the city towards food sovereignty.
Memory. ‘Born. Memòria d’un mercat’ covers the history and activity at the market, as well as calling for citizens to contribute with records, experiences and images.