Barcelona participates in the European Cities Network For Time Policies (Estrasburg)
Actualizado: 13 de dic de 2019
The Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society (BTUI) participated in an international event organized by the Tempo Territoriale, which is leading the network of European cities for the uses of time (Temporelles 2019 “Le droit au temps”), held in Strasbourg on 7th and 8th November. The BTUI emerged from the legacy of the l’Iniciativa per a la Reforma Horària and now begins a new phase aiming to give more relevance to the time policies throughout the European and global agenda In Europe, there are several cities promoting time use policies, especially in France, Italy and Belgium. Due to the need to establish a space for collaboration on these policies, the Network of European Cities for Time Policies was born in 2008, led by the Barcelona City Council and the Diputació de Barcelona. In 2012, the leadership was given to the French "Tempo Territorial" network, which in recent years has been organizing various meetings of cities at the European level. In this last meeting in Strasbourg, the Catalan delegation included five participants: 2 representatives of the Barcelona City Council: the executive director of Socioeconomic Development of Proximity, Emilia Pallàs, and Carme Carrera; the director of the Office for the Time Use Reform, Alexis Serra; and the promoter and co-coordinator of the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society: Fabian Mohedano and Marta Junqué. At the meeting, Emilia Pallàs and Fabian Mohedano took part in the plenary on local policies while Marta Junqué took part in the talk on collective initiatives.
During the Meeting, Barcelona has expressed that it wants to participate more actively in the European Cities Network and exposed that the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society could play a relevant role in boosting this network, with the support of the Catalan institutions. In October 2021, Barcelona will hold an International Time Use Week, in which it will host the International General Assembly of IATUR, the most important research organization internationally in the time use policies.