The project involves 9 European cities and aims to implement good practices in each of them. Among other ideas it is also contemplating a 'European Markets' Day'.
The market food product and gastronomic fair is back in the centre of Barcelona following last year's successful edition. Alongside the regular programme of activities it will be offering new features, such as Bus Alícia and several 2.0 initiatives.
The jury praised the remodelling project as an engine for urban and commercial transformation and for preserving the historic building
Els Mercats de la Mediterrània. Models de gestió i bones pràctiques [Mediterranean Markets. Management Models and Good Practices] is the title of the study, which was carried out by the IMMB as part of the MedEmporion project and puts forward tools and strategies for making the markets more competitive.
Barcelona is holding a symposium on 4 and 5 June that will deal with the model, management and initiatives taken to make these markets competitive.
The sales balance for the third edition of the fair showed a 15 per cent increase in tasting-session ticket sales and a good level of direct sales at the stalls.
A complex five-stage technical process got underway today to install the roof over the new Encants-Fira de Bellcaire market. This is the final stage of a construction project that is expected to be completed by spring 2013.
The company COMSA SAU will carry out the final phase of the works, which will be completed by the end of 2013 and will entail fitting out the space, improving services and restoring the exterior of the historic Modernist building.
A commitment to renovating markets to make them more competitive, and to quality produce with added value, were the two central themes of an event which marked the end of the MedEmporion project.
The tour comes under the collaboration agreement between Barcelona and Medellín on remodelling the Tejelo Market in the Colombian city, a project for which Mercats de Barcelona is performing an advisory and accompanying role.
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