Barcelona Oberta proclaims the need for a public-private partnership to avoid economic slowdown.
The II Summit organised by Barcelona Oberta has brought together the main political, business, institutional, trade union and academic voices to debate the project for the future of the city and defends the union of the business sector.
The new model for Barcelona must be the result of consensus between shopkeepers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, businessmen, trade unions, neighbourhood communities, etc., and with the backing of the public administration: “Unilateral or unharmonised decisions put economic and social welfare at risk, and may lead to a short-term economic slowdown that we cannot afford”.
Trade, as a key locomotive activity for social and economic dynamisation, must preserve its uniqueness and authenticity, to serve as an instrument of social cohesion in the city’s neighbourhoods and as a pole of attraction for tourism. “For this to happen, it is essential to combine public and private management, as well as to develop new tourist attractions that decentralise demand”.
The II Summit was attended by 150 personalities from the business and institutional world, in an enriching day full of enthusiasm to work towards a better future for the Barcelona of all.