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Barcelona Activa is our main sponsor and we want to give them a special thanks for all their support and implication.

Barcelona Activa, integrated in the Area of Economy, Enterprise and Employment, is the executive tool of the Economic Development policies of the Barcelona City Council.

For more than 25 years, Barcelona Activa has promoted the economic growth of Barcelona and its influence area, fostering businesses, entrepreneurship and employment, while promoting the city internationally and its strategic sectors, while maintaining proximity to the districts and citizens.

The Barcelona Activa’s mission is to be the reference organization for policies supporting enterprises, employment creation and international projection of Barcelona, as an excellent environment for economic activity and social progress.

Barcelona Activa supported 4,293 companies through its Business Services and Programmes which will be integrated into the Business Support Office (OAE- Oficina d’Atenció a l’Empresa). It also accompanied 2.653 entrepreneur projects. Furthermore, 132 enterprises and 15 projects were installed in its business incubators. Concerning the Employment area, 19,332 people attend Barcelona Treball Services, 46% of whom found a job within six months.

·         Entrepreneurship.

Coaching entrepreneurs from their business ideas to the setting up of their companies, fostering entrepreneurship to position Barcelona as a model of entrepreneurial city.

·         Enterprise.

To support businesses in the city of Barcelona to improve their competitiveness, foster relations with the city’s tractor companies and offer business oriented services for the generation of economic growth and employment.

·         Professional skills and employment.

Guide and empower people throughout their career, according to market and business requirements, allowing the qualitative encounter between labour demand and supply.

·         Training (transversal).

Offers a range of training activities adapted to the needs of the Barcelona Activa users, including IT training and dissemination activities to improve the technological skills of Barcelona’s citizens, professionals and businesses.

·         City promotion.

Promote the city of Barcelona to foreign investors and businesses, and to improve the flows, exchanges and economic relations with foreign countries to boost the Barcelona brand and the city and its metropolitan area as a leader in business.

·         Strategic sectors promotion.

Support business cooperation and research projects, public-private partnerships in economic sectors that are strategic for Barcelona’s economy, leadership and positioning.

·         Tourism and events.

Promote tourism and efficiently manage the impact it has on Barcelona and to attract and support economically advantageous events in the city, building long term loyalty whilst preserving citizen’s quality of life.

·         Territory promotion and commerce.

Boost local economic development by working with Barcelona’s 10 districts, with the aim of fine tuning and bringing Barcelona Activa’s services closer to them, supporting the districts’ economic and commercial activity.

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