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Reception and support in a refuge city

Refuge. The 79% rise in the number of people attended to by services for migrants and refugees confirms the need to continue applying and broadening civic and political action to support and include asylum seekers.
Jornades sobre democràcia directa

The democratic challenge of deciding without intermediaries

Participation. Experts from home and abroad will be taking part in a conference in Barcelona looking at the virtues and complexities of new models and direct mechanisms for citizen participation.
Vigilant de parquímetre

Traffic wardens to become officers of competent authority

City Council. The recognition is the result of a modification to the by-law on traffic and pedestrians and means the word of traffic wardens will prevail over others in the case of incidents or court cases.

More money to offset the negative effects of tourism

Tourism. The extra funds from the tourist tax will be used entirely for new measures to offset the negative impact of tourism in the city.
MFBCN i Sonar

Maker culture unites Barcelona and Paris

Technology. Paris will be the guest city at next year’s Maker Faire in Barcelona.
Gerardo Pisarello, Estratègia 2025, Col·legi de'Economistes de Catalunya

“Let’s build Barcelona, let’s gain the future”

Strategy. Halfway through the current term of office, the First Deputy Mayor, Gerardo Pisarello, details the city model to be developed between now and 2025, calling for collaboration from the economic, business and academic communities.
col.lector Prim

First step towards resuming work at La Sagrera

Infrastructures. Even though work has resumed on the drainage system before the start of summer, pressure to get work under way again on the foundations for the Sant Andreu Comtal station in 2017 remains firm.
Casa Oficis BARRIS DIGITALS 2016-2017 presentació

Backing for the digital economy is consolidated

Innovation. The digital economy is a strategic sector for creating quality jobs and reducing the digital divide which still exists.
Façana Ajuntament

Barcelona to host the 18th International Observatory on Participatory Democracy Conference

Participation. The announcement was made in Montreal during the seventeenth edition of the conference by the IODP, a network of over five hundred cities, organisations and research centres which back more participatory local democracy.
carril bici les corts

More bike lanes in Les Corts

Bike lanes. The city’s bike lane network grows with new routes and connections, guaranteeing safe bike mobility in the district of Les Corts.
40 anys manifestació LGTBI

Forty years of LGBTI struggle

LGBTI. The inauguration of a photographic installation in Pl. Reial gets an extensive programme of events and activities under way.