In compliance with local-government regulatory legislation and the Barcelona Charter, the Barcelona Institute of Parks and Gardens is set up as a Barcelona City Council local public business institution in order to provide services and other activities, with the basic objectives of conserving and improving all Barcelona City Council's parks and gardens, woodland areas and trees and garden installations in streets and squares, as well as creating new green areas with plants of all kinds.
The Institute, which was approved by the Municipal Full Council during the ordinary session held on 28 June 2002, and modified on 14 October 2005, is part of the Deputy Manager's Office for Ecology and Urban Services.
The Institute administers and promotes the city's green areas and the environment. This means it is responsible for remodelling, constructing, conserving and maintaining Barcelona's urban parks and gardens, the city's trees, benches and play areas.
It is also tasked with giving advice and training on gardening skills and organising production, by means of the repair and maintenance workshops given by its teams, as well as producing reports and carrying out quality control checks on all urban projects involving green areas and trees.
- Definitive minutes of the Full Extraordinary Committee Meeting's ratification and CGT document (in Catalan) (04-03-2013)
- Agreement for 2011-2015. Definitive minutes and signed agreements (in Catalan) (04-03-2013)
- Definitive settlement agreement (in Catalan) (25-02-2013)
- Definitive agreement on managing decrees (in Catalan) (25-02-2013)
- Current salary tables
The Institute's recruitment processes are published on Barcelona City Council's Public sector job vacancies page.
The Supervisory Board for the Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens is made up of 12 members.
Official information on the new organisation will be published on this page as it becomes available.
The Institute is divided into six departments:
- The Department of Territorial Coordination and Evaluation of Services ensures the quality of the Institute's processes by means of various certifications which the Institute is committed to, while developing a model of governance between the Institute and the city's districts based on trust, transparency and quality of service.
- The Department of Resources and Management Control administers the resources made available by the Institute's Manager's Office in order to achieve its set objectives and the management of cross-departmental monitoring and control.
- The Department of Economic Coordination is responsible for economic management and coordinates the bodies registered with the Manager's Office.
- The Department of Green Areas and Biodiversity plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates the management of the city's green areas, as well as directing, developing and promoting actions that foster biodiversity.
- The Department of Conservation directs, coordinates and supervises the Institute's own or other resources for the maintenance and conservation of parks, gardens, trees and other areas of the city managed by the Institute.
- The Department of Human Resources manages the Institute's personnel.
The Institute does not pay compensation for any dismissal that is not established in the Workers’ Statute.
Information concerning the timetables and costs of union delegates is published on the City Council's transparency portal.
Information concerning procurement is published on the City Council's transparency website, together with information on other bodies linked to the City Council.
The Institute has agreements with some organisations. They can be consulted here.
The initial and settled budget is published on the City Council's transparency portal, together with those for the other public body companies that are dependent on the City Council.
The City Council has a channel which you can use to find or ask for information.
The Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens does not award grants and subsidies.