Barcelona
International
Policy
Action Plan

Barcelona aims to be the most affordable, convenient and welcoming city for international public policy actors to live and work in.

Barcelona
International
Policy
Action Plan

Barcelona aims to be the most affordable, convenient and welcoming city for international public policy actors to live and work in.

Welcome

Barcelona’s ambition is to be the most affordable, most convenient city and the most welcoming city in the world for international public policy actors to live and work in. We define our city as one of social justice and fundamental freedoms, and, just like you, we care deeply about finding solutions to the world’s most challenging issues. If you are an international policy organisation or professional and are considering a new home for some or all of your operations, please get in touch so that we can explain all that Barcelona has to offer.

Why Barcelona?

Barcelona has a long history of international solidarity and commitment to the welfare of the world’s most vulnerable peoples. Even in the midst of the economic crisis, Barcelona continued to maintain its pledge to international cooperation, and Barcelona City Council dedicates 1% of its annual budget to that purpose.

In Barcelona, tolerance and welcome for those in need are guiding principles. Our positive global image allows our city to serve as a meeting place for policy dialogue and exchanges between leading international actors on global challenges. In future, this tradition will only grow more.

Barcelona is quickly becoming synonymous with innovation and our city has consistently ranked among Europe’s best. We have developed sophisticated hubs in the fields of design, technology, biomedicine, gastronomy and medical research, among others, and we seek to do the same for new fields of innovation.

To further its commitment to welcoming new international policy actors to Barcelona, our city has adopted the BCN Action Plan: a deliberately ambitious, cross-sector strategy aimed at accelerating the pace at which new international organisations and professionals arrive in Barcelona.

Barcelona’s competitive advantages

Barcelona’s competitive advantages

Strategic

Economic and Administrative

Quality of Life

Fast Facts
About
Barcelona

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Spanish exports

Metropolitan area
population of 5 million

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Spanish Gross Domestic Product

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Residents foreign-born

2014
European Capital
of Innovation Award

Fast Facts
About
Barcelona

%

Spanish exports

Metropolitan area
population of 5 million

%

Spanish Gross Domestic Product

2014
European Capital
of Innovation Award

%

Residents foreign-born

BCN Action Plan Sponsors

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