February 20, 2024
The Deputy Mayor, Maria Eugènia Gay, traveled to the capital of Austria to pass on the baton and congratulate Mayor Michael Ludwig
Vienna has been designated as the second European Capital of Democracy for 2024-2025, in recognition of its dedication to promoting democratic dialogue and citizen participation. On this Tuesday, February 20, the Mayor of the Austrian city, Michael Ludwig, received from the Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Maria Eugènia Gay, the relay trophy. She highlighted that "the city of Barcelona applied to become the European Capital of Democracy as it has always b...
The game jam Truth, Lies & Democracy will take place at the Canódromo within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy
February 1, 2024
Combating fake news through video games
From May 17 to 19, the Canódromo - Ateneo de Innovación Digital y Democrática will host 'Truth, Lies & Democracy', a three-day game jam to develop video games and interactive proposals to defend democracy and fight against fake news and misinformation. The event will bring together prominent professionals from the gaming, technology, politics, and communication industries.
The initiative aims to educate players about democratic decision-making mechanisms, misinformation, fake news, privacy, and the impact of new technologies on society. Fak...
The Manifesta Metropolitan Assembly kicks off within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy
January 30, 2023
The deliberative process will involve 60 individuals from 12 cities in the metropolitan region of Barcelona
How can we create spaces in the metropolitan region that positively impact culture? How can we do so while adopting a more environmentally friendly lifestyle? These are some of the questions that the first Manifesta Metropolitan Assembly aims to address, starting on January 30 with an open call for participants (who can register until February 19 at 23:59) and the first assembly on March 21. It will consist of 60 individuals from the metropolitan region of Barcelona, with ...
Open call for grants for innovative projects, this year also within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy 2024
December 19, 2023
The Barcelona City Council aims to boost citizen participation and democratic innovation through grants for events and projects between January 8 and January 25, 2024.
The City Council has announced an open call for grants for district and city projects, activities, and services for the year 2024. The call will be open from January 8 to January 25, 2024, and, on this occasion, it also includes projects within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy. This is a unique opportunity to promote democratic innovation and citizen participation.
In the city context, emphasis i...