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The Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Barcelona City Council (Ajuntament de Barcelona) are the partners of the hub of the Academia Europaea in Barcelona. In addition to being one of the main Euro-Mediterranean centres and the capital of the Union for the Mediterranean, Barcelona has a strong academic and scientific environment that perfectly suits the foundational mission of the Academia Europaea. The aforementioned institutions act as the main sponsors and promoters of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub, which contributes towards the consolidation of the city’s international position.


The Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC) is the Catalan Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It was founded in 1907 as an academic institution whose main goals are high level scientific research and the promotion of knowledge. The office of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub is located in the building of the IEC, in the heart of the city of Barcelona.