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Time Use Week 2021

​In October 2021, the second edition of the Time Use Week took place in Barcelona. The aim was to create thematic forums for exchanging and discussing time policies with key international stakeholders. The TUW 2021 included the 43rd Annual Congress of the IATUR (International Association for Time Use Research), in which more than 200 researchers from all over the world participated.


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Activities took place at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

The provisional program can be found below. 

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Full Program 

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Future Of Europe: October 25

Time Use Week 2021 opening

09:30h a 10:30h

Opening event for the Time Use Week 2021, that will open with a conversation about time as a concept, and the presence of the organizing institutions, to discuss the importance of time policies within the European arena.


Carl Honoré, Slow movement

Carla Estivill, Estivill Sueño Foundation

Jaume Collboni, Barcelona City Council

Tania Verge, Catalan Government

Montserrat Ballarin, Barcelona Metropolitan Area

Lluïsa Moret, Barcelona Provincial Council

Marta Junqué, Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society

Carles Màrquez, El Periòdico

Urban Time  summit: 26 October

Presentation of the report of the urban policies cycle in post-covid-19 times.

10h a 10:45h

During Spring 2021, several local authorities discussed together key issues regarding local time policies, such as the 15-minute city, the impact of COVID-19 or the consequences of our biological clock on time policies. During this event, the main conclusions of these discussions will be presented.


Laura Foraster, Diplocat

Eva Garcia, CIDOB

Ariadna Güell, Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society

IATUR Annual Conference

43rd IATUR Annual Conference

27/10/2021 al 29/10/2021

The 43rd edition of the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) Annual Conference wants to explore the connection between research, public policy, organizations, and society. It will include plenary sessions dedicated to key issues of time policy such as the impact of COVID-19 or time poverty, visits to real-life use cases of time policy and exchanges between researchers and public institutions

IATUR Annual Confere Closure and Barcelona Declaration on Time Policies : 29 October

Institutional signing of the Barcelona Declaration on Time Policies

16h - 17h

The Barcelona Declaration on Time Use aims at creating a common framework to develop time policies throughout Europe at different levels. In this event, the declaration will be signed, and it will mark the beginning of the work process to spread time policies within the member states.

With the contribution of:
Pere Aragonès, President of Catalan Government
Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona City Council
Oliver Roepke (pending confirmation), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Ignace Glorieux, International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR)
Marta Junqué, Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society (BTUI)
Sílvia Angulo, La Vanguardia

And the presence of the signatories of the Barcelona Declaration, including:

Barcelona Provincial Council, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, CCOO (Spanish trade union), UGT (Spanish trade union), PIMEC (SMEs association of Catalonia), Labor, Economic and Social Council of Catalonia, German Society for Time, Tempo Territorial, International Alliance for Natural Time, BetterTimes-For Healthy Social Times, Waiting Times project, German Society for Ecological Economy Research Latinamerican Association for Time Banks, Time Bank development Association, Catalan Time Banks Coordinator, Strasbourg City Council, Milan Metropolitan Area, Terrassa City Council, Catalan Municipal Federation, Catalan Municipal Association, Center for Demographic Studies, Barcelona Metropolitan and Regional Studies' Institute Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work,  National Committe for the Rationalization of Spanish Schedules

Due to COVID-19, on-site presence is restricted, and you need to register to access the conference. 

Do not miss it! Register here

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