The streets fill with life for Car Free Day

Mobility. On Friday, 22 September, a hundred activities are being organised in 76 city streets. Citizens are recommended to get around on foot, by bike and public transport.

Countering stigmas and discrimination with the new plan to combat drug dependency

Health. For the first time ever, a municipal action plan on drug-dependency includes screen dependency and pathological gaming, at the same time focusing on the rights of drug users.

Forty years since the attack on ‘El Papus’

Memory. A plaque in C/ Tallers commemorates the attack against freedom of expression which killed one and injured seventeen.

Agreement with the Anti-Fraud Office to combat corruption

Transparency. The agreement includes the transfer of information and anticipates the creation of a training plan for City Council workers on public ethics and integrity.

Health matters most in the process to free the dolphins from the zoo

Animal welfare. According to international experts, the most important thing is to guarantee a proper evaluation of the welfare and health of dolphins once they are set free.

One out of five passenger cars and one out of four vans will not be able to circulate in the event of an environmental episode

According to the study, between 20 and 25% of vehicles circulating in the metropolitan area do not qualify for a DGT label and, therefore, will be subject to restrictions in the low-emission area.

An antidote for long-term unemployment

Employment. The shock plan against long-term unemployment has helped 400 people to find work.

Sharing efforts to wipe out rumours and hate speech on social media

Coexistence. The Barcelona Anti-Rumours Network is running a campaign to help users detect and put a stop to hate speech on social media.

Redesignation of building use around the Palau de la Música

Urban planning. The buildings, currently designated for hotel use, will adapt to the current needs of the district. The decision to overturn the previous designation responds to the rejection by local residents and entities to a new hotel in the neighbourhood.

A calmer and healthier city

Mobility. Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week is calling for people to mobilise for cleaner air by getting around on foot, by bike or on public transport.

Agenda Recomanada

Car Free Day

Environment. Friday 22 September is a day for promoting awareness and the reduction of motorised vehicles in the city.

Tradition, music and street arts at La Mercè 2017

La Mercè 2017. La Mercè, Barcelona’s local festival, is on from 22 to 25 September and features Reykjavik as the guest city this year.

‘Patufets i tebeos’

Exhibitions. The Casa dels Entremesos presents this display of children and young people’s magazines which left their mark on an entire generation.

MAC Festival in the Parc de la Ciutadella

La Mercè 2017. Dance, street theatre and initiatives combining art and technology fill the Parc de la Ciutadella.

‘Toc d’inici’

Traditions. After the opening speech, La Mercè gets under way with the opening dance outside the front door of city hall.

Fourth edition of Jazzing

Música. The fourth edition of Jazzing arrives at various venues in Sant Andreu.

La Mercè parade

La Mercè 2017. On Sunday 24, popular culture takes to the streets of the city centre at 6 pm.
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Human towers gathering for La Mercè

La Mercè 2017. On the day of the city’s patron saint, Barcelona’s human towers groups will be getting together.