Take part in the Catalan News quiz at the Barcelona International Community Day

4,000 people expected to visit fair dedicated to foreigners residing in Catalan capital at Maritime Museum

Promotional image for the 2022 Barcelona International Community Day
Promotional image for the 2022 Barcelona International Community Day / ACN
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October 21, 2022 03:26 PM

The annual gathering of foreigners living in Barcelona is back on Saturday at Barcelona's Maritime Museum, with the 9th edition of the International Community Day, organized by the local council. 

It's expected that around 4,000 people will come to see over 80 exhibitors offering services to help internationals navigate life in the city better. 

Also present will be Catalan News, as readers will be able to meet reporters and even have a chance to feature in an upcoming episode of our podcast Filling the Sink, which will explore the world of traditional Catalan food and the most well-known dishes. 

Those visiting our stand will be asked their views on the local cuisine and may be included in the podcast. 

Catalan News quiz

The Barcelona International Community Day will also include around 80 activities, and one of them will also be hosted by Catalan News. 

From 11.15am to 12.15pm, Cillian Shields will be testing the knowledge of participants about current affairs and general knowledge about Barcelona and Catalonia as a whole. 

"Are you up-to-date with what's going on in Barcelona?" is the title of the quiz, which will take place in Room 4, with all welcome. 

"Sometimes, foreigners may sometimes find it hard to keep up to date with the latest news in Barcelona, either because they may struggle with the background context of some stories or because they have not mastered the local languages yet," the event description reads.

"At Catalan News, the local media outlet in English, we want to challenge you to see whether that's the case or if you're up to speed on all the latest goings on that surround, and possibly even affect, you, as well as all things Barcelona."

The winners will be guaranteed, if they want to, to feature in the upcoming Filling the Sink podcast as a prize. 

What to expect at the fair and how to register for free

The Barcelona International Community Day aims to bring people from all over the world together to offer them networking opportunities or helpful guidance if they are new to the city. 

The event is an opportunity to "fast track to the different possibilities that the city offers," Pau Solanilla, commissioner for the city promotion, told Catalan News on October 5, during the presentation of the initiative.

All sorts of companies, organizations, public entities, international schools, associations and social clubs relevant to this community will come together on Saturday.

Also, most of the activities organized are in English and touch on various topics of interest such as finding one’s feet upon arrival, working and doing business, networking, and enjoying Barcelona.

Entrance to the fair is completely free, but anybody attending must register here in advance