The Leaders discovered them during their visit to Barcelona Activa and the 22@ District. VII edition activity summary
On their second day in Barcelona, the Indian Leaders visited Barcelona Activa, the economic development agency of the Barcelona City Council. They were received by Verónica Tan, City Promotion Technician of the Barcelona City Council, and Bárbara Pons Giner, City Promotion Technician and Architect of the Barcelona City Council, who welcomed the Leaders and introduced them to the 22@ Innovation District.
They also toured the Barcelona Activa facilities with Verónica Tan, in which she explained to the Leaders the work of the local economic development agency. Barcelona Activa aims to contribute to improving the quality of life of people by promoting the economic competitiveness of the city and the rebalancing of the territories, making Barcelona a city of international reference for working, entrepreneurship and living with social and environmental values.
Afterwards, the Leaders were able to take a walk through the streets of the 22@ District accompanied by Verónica Tan and Bárbara Pons, who guided them throughout the tour, while explaining the major transformations experienced by the district. During the tour they were able to visit, for instance, the Poblenou campus of the Pompeu Fabra University, the MediaTIC Building or the Poblenou Superblock. Getting to know Barcelona Activa and the 22@ District was very useful for the Leaders, and they established contact with the people in charge of the visit to initiate a stage of collaboration between the Indian cities and Barcelona.