Social issues

This month, the Smart City Expo World Congress comes to town. more

Nov 1, 2017 9:54 PM WHAT'S ON


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For years, Barcelona’s illegal street vendors have sold pirated goods to survive while wearing a cloak of invisibility. Now a series of initiatives gives them new hope. more

Nov 1, 2017 9:34 PM FEATURES

From December 1st, Barcelona will cut private transport by 10 percent during periods of high air pollution. more

Sep 21, 2017 10:02 AM In the City

Barcelona has everything in place to receive refugees but very few have arrived and frustration is growing. more

May 5, 2017 12:43 PM FEATURES

Homelessness continues to be an enigma to governments worldwide. But Barcelona is embracing new initiatives with promising results. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:04 AM FEATURES

Barcelona falls short in its plan to welcome over 9.000 refugees to the city. more

Oct 14, 2016 3:41 PM In the City 1 Comments

Home truths: Picking up the pieces of a broken housing system. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM FEATURES


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Small live music venues in Barcelona have been under threat for some time, but has the Ajuntament changed its tune? more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM FEATURES


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A look at the history and culture of Barcelona's Pakistani community. more

Apr 28, 2016 4:00 PM FEATURES


Refugee Open Ware

3D printing of prosthetics in Barcelona’s Fab Labs brings hope to Syria’s refugees. more

Feb 27, 2015 3:15 PM FEATURES

Revealing the hidden city

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A new Barcelona tour employs local homeless people as its guides more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments


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A year after Catalunya held its last official bullfight, some people are still hoping for a reverse of the ban more

Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES 4 Comments

Joan visiting Amics member Eugenia on Sant Jordi Day earlier this year.

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Joan Corrigan describes her experiences of volunteering with a group that provides support to the elderly more

Aug 29, 2011 12:00 AM FEATURES 5 Comments


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From the archive: NGO Arrels try to lend a hand to the city's residents in need more

Aug 13, 2010 7:56 AM LIVING 1 Comments

Disabled access home

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From the archive: November 2007 still presented some roadblocks for Barcelona's disabled residents. Nearly three years later, how much has changed? more

Aug 9, 2010 1:00 PM FEATURES

The final selection of video highlights of the audience participation section of Metropolitan's Catalan nationalism event that was held in April 2010 more

May 11, 2010 3:48 PM FEATURES

More video extracts from the question and answer session of Metropolitan's forum held about Catalan nationalism at the Ateneu Barcelonès in April 2010 more

May 11, 2010 3:25 PM FEATURES

Sala de Actes, Ateneu Barcelonès - home

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Following the speeches of the four speakers at the Metropolitan nationalism forum, members of the audience were invited to raise questions and make comments on the issue more

May 11, 2010 2:35 PM FEATURES

The third speaker at Metropolitan's Catalan nationalism forum was Nito Foncuberta, a member of the Ciutadans (C's) party, who spoke against the idea of Catalan nationalism more

Apr 28, 2010 5:15 PM FEATURES

A member of the party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, Lluís Bosch, a native of Catalunya, represents the pro-independence perspective more

Apr 26, 2010 5:12 PM FEATURES