28 May 2018
UIA Expert Laura Colini has been collecting the knowledge stemming from the implementation of the innovative solution proposed by the City of Barcelona to test Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) as a measure for combating poverty and inequality.
27 Apr 2018
The REC (Real Economy Currency) is Barcelona’s social currency, created as a pilot project in the 10 districts of the Eix Besòs area. It is a form of digital payment, complementary to the euro, whose main aim is to create an incentive for money to circulate in the area with a view to promoting the local economy and empowering the residents by strengthening social networks and improving their lives.
28 Sep 2017
The UIA Secretariat organised a series of interviews with the projects selected under the topic "Urban Poverty". What is the most innovative elements of their project towards the fight against urban poverty? What are the main changes they are expecting? What are the main challenges they are confronted with? Hear the feedbacks from B-MINCOME project in Barcelona.
06 Jun 2017
In Barcelona, on 31st May, Laia Ortiz, deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Council in charge of the Social Rights Department, introduced the B-MINCOME project (Combining guaranteed minimum income and active social policies in deprived urban areas of Barcelona) to the media.
31 May 2017
On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, a working session was held in Barcelona to review the social currency model to be implemented in early 2018 in the framework of the B-MINCOME project as one of the innovative activities planned to promote Social inclusion of people in situations of vulnerability of the Ax Besós (Barcelona).
09 Jan 2017
On 15-16 December the Peer Review Workshop organized by the Urban Development Network took place in Barcelona. The UDN is set out in the ERDF regulation for Cohesion Policy involving local authorities throughout the EU implementing integrated urban strategies in line with ERDF article 7 and those implementing innovative actions in line with ERDF Article 8.