Soon after settling in Barcelona, you will hear about 22@Barcelona, the biggest ongoing development project within the city centre. But what is this and how is it developing?
“Made from Barcelona” is an event where ten start up projects will be presented in front of an audience following the Pecha Kucha format – 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. The audience will be made up of investors and entrepreneurs.
Friday, November 5, BcnIn had invited the representatives of the Barcelona consulates to the club house Gild International, right in the center of Barcelona. Around thirty people -representing Belgium, Norway, UK, Brazil, Sweden, USA, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal, Austria and Denmark - showed up and were able to hear Javier Coromina, General Manager, presenting our company.
Foreigners who are fed up with the myth about Catalans often being upset – el català emprenyat – should today switch on any local radio station or open the newspapers. What you will hear and see are happy and proud reporters, politicians and above all representatives of civil society talking about castells – thehuman towers of Catalonia.
Those who are setting up their business in Barcelona or plan to do so, usually have a lot questions. Which are best locations for a production plant? Where do I most easily find talented and creative staff? How does logistics work in different parts of the city?
During the last few weeks, Spain has again made international headlines as the potential center of a worsening crisis in Europe. In the metropolitan area of Barcelona – which until recently was the motor of the Spanish economy – the last two years have seen huge job losses. The resulting gloomy mood was a concern in the campaign leading up to the November 28 elections to the parliament of Catalonia. Would people turn to extremist parties or would they simply not vote at all?