Cooperation. This year has seen a 14.2% rise in applications for municipal grants for entities working on global justice and international cooperation projects.
Cooperation. Visit by a delegation of experts from the Gaza Strip to gain knowledge and experience which can be applied in their own territory to combat the water shortage.
Cooperativism. The Barcelona Cooperative Athenaeum opens a new office and gets a project under way which is intended to establish a solidarity and sustainable model for society.
Contractació. Municipal public procurement processes will include social, environmental and innovation measures.
Innovation. Collaboration with Elisava to look further into the application of design to help with urban, social and economic advances in the city.
Archives. The exhibition on the background of the History Archive of the City of Barcelona opens, the central act marking its centenary.
Palestine. The Commission for Presidency approves a declaration calling for human rights to be respected in Palestine.
Tax. This year’s campaign, which runs until 30 June, increases the percentage of grants to 75% and raises the limit for annual incomes for households which qualify.
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.
Funeral services. Progress continues to be made on creating a public funeral service which has an impact on the sector and changes the collective perception that death is a pricey business.
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.