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"Barcelona’s Smart City program began over thirty years ago when the city installed fibre optic cables to connect two municipal buildings. Currently, the City Council is using public-private partnerships to encourage innovation in areas such as transport, shopping, street lighting and environmental monitoring. Barcelona has been transformed into an urban laboratory, piloting projects and services that make the city more open, efficient and friendly."


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Voted European Capital of Innovation 2014, Barcelona is a vast metropolitan hub with a long tradition of industry and entrepreneurship. Barcelona City Council encourages strategic initiatives aimed at generating international collaboration and promoting a global and forward-looking vision to businesses and public bodies, as well as scientific and technological centres.

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Ivan Mingueza

Global campaign to advance digital rights targets 100 cities in 100 days

UN-Habitat, OHCHR, UCLG, and EUROCITIES have partnered with the cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York to launch a campaign to rally 100 cities in 100 days to join the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights.

Read more here.

Ivan Mingueza

FlossBCN Web Platform is a new tool for the community of Free “Libre” and Open Source Software of the area of influence of the city of Barcelona.

The platform is developed on Drupal 8, a contents management system (CMS) for web applications distributed under license GNU/GPL. It has a section where entities, projects and events that belong to FLOSS community can be located on a map, centred on the area of Barcelona but opened to any related European actor. It covers the needs of a social professional network, based on the concept of groups. Entities can create its group, FLOSS projects, create events, generate debates or publish collaboration opportunities, sharing its Git repositories.

Ivan Mingueza

Cities Coalition for Digital Rights

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights is an international alliance formed in 2018 by the Barcelona, Amsterdam and New York city councils to protect and promote people’s digital rights on a global level.

The coalition creates policies, tools and resources to help move forward along these lines, in keeping with the Declaration of Human Rights and the principles of the internet, established within the framework of the UN Internet Governance Forum, and in coordination with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and EUROCITIES.

Further information can be found at, along with the declaration signed by these three cities, based on five main principles:

  1. Equal and universal access to the internet, computer literacy.
  2. Privacy, data protection and security.
  3. Transparency, accountability, and non-discrimination in data, content, and...