The Barcelona Time Use for a Healthy Society begins the campaign for healthy time uses in Covid-19 time

From the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society, they are launching a small campaign on social media publishing some recommendations on the use of time. The hashtag is #HealthyTimeUse and was released in Catalan, Spanish and English via Twitter and Facebook accounts. The Barcelona Time Use for a Healthy Society is an initiative for the international promotion of health and well-being policies related to the use of time.

From the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society, they are launching a small campaign on social media publishing some recommendations on the use of time. The hashtag is #HealthyTimeUse and was released in Catalan, Spanish and English via Twitter and Facebook accounts. The Barcelona Time Use for a Healthy Society is an initiative for the international promotion of health and well-being policies related to the use of time.

As described on their website, their goal is to give specific recommendations daily grouped under three concepts: discover your circadian rhythm, organize your time and share quality time and complement the messages with short videos of experts and organizations giving recommendations or explaining what they do to deal with the crisis in terms of time use.

This research group highlights the need to match social time with solar time to improve health. The Barcelona Time Use for a Healthy Society is an initiative for the international promotion of health and wellness policies related to the use of time. For this reason, he proposes to hold a debate with European countries in the same time zone (Spain, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) to maintain winter time throughout the year or to assimilate it to Lisbon or Luxembourg.

In time of confinement due to Covid19, a campaign begins to promote an organization of time that respects the biological clock and that allows sharing quality time and enjoying the little things.

Participate in this campaign, among others:

  • CRISTINA SÀNCHEZ MIRET, Sociologist and professor at the University of Girona
  • CARL HONORÉ, voice of the Slow Movement
  • NÚRIA CHINCHILLA, professor at IESE Busines School
  • IGNACE GLORIEUX, President IATUR and Professor of Sociology Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • JEAN YVES-BOULIN, Vice President Territorial Time and Associate Researcher IRISSO / Paris Dauphine University
  • ULRICH MÜCKENBERGER, Member of the Advisory Board of the German Society for Weather Policy. Professor at the University of Bremen.
  • SARA BERBEL, Municipal Manager of Barcelona City Council

In this context, we highlight the video of the Municipal Manager of Barcelona City Council, Sara Berbel, highlights through a video the increase in remote work of the Barcelona City Council. Teleworking has gone from 200 to 7,000 working people, distance training has multiplied by 5 and 300 meetings are being held per week with about 3,000 working people from the organization.

However, Sara Berbel also warns that this new organization of time as a result of the health crisis cannot be attributed to teleworking because there are people, mostly women, who must attend to childcare and / or older people. In addition, some people do not have the physical or technological conditions for this new way of working. However, she highlights the opportunity of this favorable context for the implementation of telework combined with face-to-faceism, ensuring technical conditions and favoring gender equality.

You can check these videos at the link below.