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Catalonia, the imaginative country

David Boronat's picture

The era of knowledge, the effects of globalization or the digital revolution are going to rapidly transform the world we live in. In fact, our lives have already been transformed to some degree, even if a few years from now we will look back and laugh at how we are still using the Internet and new technologies today. No one doubts that this is only the beginning.

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The Internet, the magic wand

Trina Milán's picture

Since some years ago, the Internet has had a leading role in the world. Going beyond post-modernity, the largest businesses in the stock markets are more like Google than classic companies. Now we need to think about how we will use Internet, with which contents and with which tools. The Internet is in cell-phones, computers and on TV sets. People use Twitter or Facebook to communicate; it is the space on the net where classic administrative obstacles disappear. Using social networks help people to communicate, putting an end to the idea that the Internet isolates people.

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Catalonia’s passion for cuisine

Carme Ruscalleda's picture

It may seem that cuisine and gastronomy are trendy nowadays in Catalonia, as newspapers and magazines are full of recipes and articles about chefs. However, there are other reasons, reasons with far more weight, filled with history, which explain this trend without having to justify it by something as ephemeral as trends. In fact, one of the oldest recipe books of Europe is written in Catalan: the ‘Llibre de Sent Soví’ (‘Book of Sent Soví’), an anonymous text from the 14th century.

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Internationalisation and innovation, the main axes of Fira de Barcelona

Josep Lluís Bonet's picture

Through the years, one of Fira de Barcelona’s (Barcelona’s Trade Fair)best assets has been its capacity to adapt to the needs of companies and industries. Today, within the framework of a globalised economy, which is also facing a deep crisis, our institution is an unquestionable benchmark that goes side by side with industries, entrepreneurs and initiatives that generate growth, wealth and labour.

 

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