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Barcelona Activa has promoted economic development of Barcelona and its metropolitan area for the past thirty years

Barcelona Activa is the organization responsible for boosting economic policies and local development to ensure a better quality of life for the Barcelona citizens by promoting employmentencouraging entrepreneurshipand offering support to companiesfrom the perspective of the plural economy.     

The aim of Barcelona Activa is to promote the economic activity of the city by fostering citizen empowerment as well as reshaping the balance between neighbourhoods to achieve a fairer model in terms of economic development from the vision of the plural economy, including the social and solidarity economy.     

The activity of Barcelona Activa is carried out around the following values:   

• Equal opportunities and social progressto work towards the development of a fairer model of creation, maintenance and distribution of employment, promoting citizen empowerment as well as reshaping the balance between neighbourhoods. We accompany citizens throughout their job search process.
• Cooperation, both within the organization and with others. Improvement to the welfare and professionalization of workers, promoting excellence, transversal profiles, participation and talent development.
• Economy at the service of citizens: being social and sustainable. Support for the plural economy, developing transforming economies, group entrepreneurship and social innovation. Creation of a fairer model of economic development by highlighting the value of the SSE with Barcelona Activa present in the neighbourhoods reaching more social groups.
• A public service spirit and personal and professional ethics. Working towards a greater coordination of the public-private-community ecosystem, incorporating gender and diversity perspectives across all internal and external actions of Barcelona Activa.   

Barcelona Activa focuses its activity in different strategic lines:
1. Closeness to the needs of the territory, citizens and companies and other economic and social stakeholders with an innovative approach and regional readjustment. 
2. Specialization of programmes and services to the city's diversity: groups / sectors / areas. 
3. Employment as a transversal priority. 
4. Support for the plural economy, developing transforming economies, group entrepreneurship and social innovation. 
5. Support for personal-professional projects with integrated services.
6. Support for local businesses so they can move towards models offering a high social and environmental return.
7. Definition, structuring and coordination of the public-private-community ecosystem.
8.  Improvement to the welfare and professionalization of workers, promoting excellence, transversal profiles, participation and talent development. 
9. Incorporation of gender and diversity perspectives across all internal and external actions. 
10. Incorporation of the mission, strategies and objectives by all Barcelona Activa staff so that these permeate through all the Agency's areas and services.