The Time Pact Driving Group meets to focus on the strategy for 2023

29/05/2023 - 17:38 h

» The session made it possible to discuss the global strategy of the Time Pact, the content of the new training pill, as well as work on the next annual meeting of member organizations that will take place this autumn

Last May 17 took place the meeting of the Time Pact Driving Group, a meeting in which 16 member entities representing various sectors of activity took part. 

The aim of this meeting was to prepare the different actions for 2023, to propose new strategies for the future that energize and promote the Time Pact, and to inform member entities of the various services and resources available.

The Time Pact responsible presented the global calendar of the year’s activities and the proposal for the second virtual training pill, already open for registration, “Time and inequalities“, aimed at entities and organizations interested in raising awareness and better understanding the relationship between the temporal organization of society and inequalities. The training pill will be streamed next June 21. The different member entities made their contributions, highlighting the need to continue educating citizens about time, as well as promoting policies from an intersectional perspective.

Sonia Ruiz, director of Gender and Time Policy Services, also had a space to explain the role of the Barcelona City Council as one of the members of the driving group of the Metropolitan Time Pact and the Catalan Network for the Right to Time, an incorporation that is the result of Barcelona’s long history of commitment to the right to time.

Another point that was discussed was the content of the next Annual Meeting of Time Pact member entities that will take place in November and which, as a result of the success of the previous meeting, is also proposed in a dynamic format, including a focus on new topics.

Finally, the entities had a space to exchange projects and experiences around time. Barcelona City Council explained the activity carried out in the context of Barcelona as the World Capital of Time Policies, with children aged 6 to 12, “Barcelona, the temple of time“, as well as of other municipal time policies that have been promoted and that are included in the 2022 Report on public time policies.

The meeting allowed the exchange of ideas and proposals around time policies and the strengthening of links between the entities that are part of the driving group and the Barcelona City Council, with the aim of promoting and continuing to work to promote a healthier, more egalitarian, more efficient and more sustainable organization of time.