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Open call for grants for innovative projects, this year also within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy 2024
December 19, 2023The 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 op…
The PEMB, coordinator of the ECoD with the Barcelona City Council, celebrates the 1st edition of the Metropolitan Commitment Awards 2030
December 12, 2023The awarded projects are committed to sustainability and multi-actor collaboration, consolidating the metropolitan region as a reference in urban transformationUnder the umbrella of the European Capital of Democracy, the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PEMB), which is part of the technical office of the ECoD with the Barcelona City Council, has successfully delivered the 1st edition of the Metropolitan Commitment Awards 2030. This public recognition event has highlighted …
Interview with Elisenda Ortega about the project ‘Volem Decidir!
November 14, 2023We interviewed Elisenda Ortega, Head of the Participation Promotion Department at the Barcelona City Council. She leads the project Volem Decidir!, which is presented within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy and aims to promote children's participation in the city of Barcelona, involving children and adolescents aged 8 to 17. Her experience in various innovative processes and her commitment to participatory democracy for children and youth make her the ideal per…
Smart City Expo debate on open source and technology to meet Europe's digital challenges
November 9, 2023Representatives of different European cities analyze new ways to enhance digital democracy in the framework of the European Capital of Democracy.In the red room of the Smart City Expo World Congress held at Fira Barcelona from 7 to 9 November, Arnau Monterde, director of Democratic Innovation of the Barcelona City Council, led a panel discussion entitled "Public code and technologies: next digital and democratic challenges for Europe". This event, which took place in the framewor…
Barcelona hosts the ECoD Cities Network meeting
October 24, 2023Twenty European cities collaborate to promote municipal democracyFrom October 17 to 19, Barcelona was the scene of an outstanding event: the meeting of the ECoD City Network, a unique collaboration between 21 cities from 13 European countries. This network, which includes the cities of Barcelona, ​​Burgos, Braga, Valongo, Cascais, Bologna, Sarajevo, Durrës, Tirana, Izmir, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Metz, Brussels, Antwerp, Leipzig, Kiev, Gdansk, Opole and Rzeszow, meets regularly …
Decidim Fest 2023: Un esdeveniment clau a la Capital Europea de la Democràcia
October 23, 2023A three-day event held at the Canodrom exploring the convergence of Technology, Democracy and Collective IntelligenceThis October, the city of Barcelona hosted an exceptional event that explores the intersection between technology and democracy. Decidim Fest 2023 has brought together brilliant minds from around the world to debate the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its relationship with citizen participation.With the motto "Democracy, Technology and Collective I…
Daniel Innerarity reflects in Barcelona on the future of democracy
October 5, 2023The National Humanities Research Award analyzes the current challenges in the inauguration of the European Capital of DemocracyAt the inaugural conference of the European Capital of Democracy, Daniel Innerarity highlighted the importance of rethinking the future of democracy. He warned that the real crisis is not whether democracy will survive, but what future it offers to citizens and how it is linked to their well-being. Innerarity has emphasized the need to make visible the con…
The European Capital of Democracy presents a programme of more than 40 activities for 2023-2024
September 14, 2023For one year, the city of Barcelona and its metropolitan region will host local, metropolitan, European and international events, conferences and activities linked to democratic innovation, citizen participation, culture, education and public spaceBarcelona City Council and the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PEMB) –which form the technical office of the European Capital of Democracy– have presented the program of events this September 14 in the Saló de Cent of the City …
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