What is the Plan?

The Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan (Pla Estratègic Metropolità de Barcelona - PEMB) is a private, not-for-profit association  promoted by Barcelona City Council and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona – presided over by the president of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB)

The PEMB is an instrument for identifying the needs and potential of the territory in the medium term, for foreseeing tendencies and threats and for making proposals to tackle the future in the best conditions.

It follows a work method and philosophy based on:

  • Promoting the participation of the actors involved
  • Enabling consensus between diverging interests
  • Prioritising decisions
  • Shared leadership

It is formed by:

  • The main economic and social agents of the Barcelona metropolitan area which, together with Barcelona City Council and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, are its main promoting institutions:

Aeroport de Barcelona (Barcelona Airport)
Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona (Barcelona Chamber of Commerce)
Cercle d'Economia (Economics Circle)
Comissió Obrera Nacional de Catalunya (National Workers' Commission of Catalonia - trade union)
Consorci de la Zona Franca (Zona Franca Consortium).
Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona Trade Fair)
Foment del Treball Nacional (Catalan employers' federation)
Port de Barcelona (Port of Barcelona)
Unió General de Treballadors (General Workers' Union - trade union)
Universitat de Barcelona (University of Barcelona)

  • Other economic, social and cultural organisations of the AMB that have gradually joined over the years and form part of the General Council. Currently these number over three hundred.
  • The thirty-six municipalities of the Barcelona metropolitan area
  • Other administrations that operate in the territory – Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government), Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council), Consell Comarcal del Barcelonès (Barcelonès Regional Council) and Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Regional Council)

The PEMB's objectives are expressed through the approval of the Metropolitan Strategic Plans. Currently the process of drafting the new Strategic Plan with the horizon of 2025 is underway.

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