Get to know Barcelona Activa
Què és Barcelona Activa - Intro
Barcelona Activa is Barcelona’s local economic development agency
As a local development agency, our mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the people by promoting the economic competitiveness of the city and re-balancing the territories, by means of fostering quality employment, boosting entrepreneurship, and supporting a plural, diverse and sustainable business fabric, from an economic, social and environmental perspective.
Our vision is to make Barcelona an international benchmark city for work, entrepreneurship and living, with social and environmental values.
To carry out all our activities, we take as a reference framework the economic agenda, the Barcelona Green Deal, the new municipal strategy to recover the economy of the city, with the priorities of retaining and training talent, facilitating economic activity and attracting more and better investments; and the PAM, the extraordinary Municipal Action Plan for responding to the pandemic, foreseen for the period 2020-2023.
In addition, the economic and productive activity of Barcelona diversifies its offer in strategic activity sectors, both emerging and consolidated, which act as true economic engines, generators of innovation and employment, establishing Barcelona as an international benchmark. In this sense, Barcelona Activa focuses on boosting the following sectors which are considered strategic:
- Digital economy
- Creative and cultural industries
- Health and bio, Sport (sportstech) and Food (foodtech)
- Industry 4.0
- Blue and the green economy
- Economy of proximity
- The visitor economy
- Retail and hospitality
European Entrepreneurial Region 2023 recognition
In the area of economic development, Barcelona has won the “European Entrepreneurial Region” award, a mention that recognizes the city's innovative strategy in promoting entrepreneurship and will reinforce communication actions throughout the year.
This award highlights Barcelona's commitment to new European initiatives to promote a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient economic system.
Equal opportunities and social progress
Cooperation within the organisation and with others
Economy at the service of all: Social and sustainable
Spirit of public service and professional and personal ethics