Finding your feet or looking to network at the Barcelona International Community Day
Prizes awarded to the earliest arrivers at the Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 23
More than one in five residents of Barcelona hail from other countries, and the Barcelona International Community Day coming up this Saturday, October 23, aims to be the event that brings together as many people as possible.
Whether you’re new to Catalonia and just finding your feet, or you’ve been in Barcelona for a while already and searching for professional opportunities and the chance to network, then the Barcelona International Community Day is the perfect event for you.
Held in the Maritime Museum in Drassanes, entrance is free, and you can register for your ticket here.
Catalan News will be presenting at the fair meeting with readers. We're interested in speaking with everybody about their experiences of living in Barcelona or Catalonia as a foreigner.
The first 400 visitors to the fair, which opens at 10.00 am will receive a free t-shirt with the design of Barcelona pavement tiles across the chest.
There will also be a vaccination point at the site for those who wish to be administered a Covid-19 jab.
Pau Solanilla, Commissioner for City Promotion in the Barcelona city council, told Catalan News that the “competitiveness and reputation” of the city is based on what the international community and talent can bring and “tell us about the city.”
Solanilla explained that he wanted internationals to “feel part of the project of the city” as well as the future of Barcelona.
Activities scheduled are broken down into six different categories: Personal landing, Work and Business, Enjoy Barcelona, Activities for Children, Networking Activities, Entertainment Activities.
‘Personal landing’ activities will deal with topics such as healthcare, financial services, and housing. ‘Work and Business’ and ‘Networking Activities’ will give people the chance to find professional opportunities at the fair, while an entire room will be devoted to networking.
At sessions themed ‘Enjoy Barcelona’, people will learn about things like eating sustainable food and social media influencing, while the museum garden will host the entertainment side of things with two concerts and a dance performance. For children, an area to “build a new world” with Lego will be present, as will face painting.
Solanilla expects around 2500-3000 people to attend and believes that people are looking forward to getting away from screens and meeting again in person.
Click here to see the full programme of events scheduled for the Barcelona International Community Day on October 23 at the Maritime Museum.