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Zona Franca de Barcelona and COCEMFE Barcelona have signed a collaboration agreement

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21 de April de 2021

  • The special delegate of the State in the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, Pere Navarro, and Montserrat Pallarès, president of COCEMFE Barcelona, have signed the agreement this morning.
  • COCEMFE Barcelona will be in charge of carrying out a study on accessibility at the Zona Franca Polygon.
  • CZFB will promote this research with the aim of making access to the polygon more accessible for everyone, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Barcelona, 21 April 2021 – The Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB) and COCEMFE Barcelona have signed a collaboration agreement this morning whereby the NGO will carry out a study on accessibility to the Zona Franca Polygon. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 11, which seeks to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, the collaboration between the CZFB and COCEMFE will make it possible to analyze the problems that may exist in terms of accessibility in the polygon in order to be able to solve them and, meanwhile, design more viable itineraries.

The signing ceremony has taken place at the CZFB offices and was attended by Pere Navarro, special delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, and Montserrat Pallarès, president of COCEMFE Barcelona.

Pere Navarro has stressed how important it is for the CZFB to have an industrial estate that is fully accessible. “We are moving towards sustainable strategic cities and facilities, so we want the Zona Franca Polygon to be a benchmark in the elimination of physical barriers, to where all groups are encouraged to access and no one may feel left out”.

Montserrat Pallarès has highlighted that: “This will be the first collaboration agreement that will be expanded with more measures in line with the SDGs. The CZFB commitment to be an outstanding agent in the territory that will serve as a model for the rest must be highlighted”. The president of COCEMFE Barcelona has explained that accessibility goes further and “must also be understood as accessibility to jobs in equal conditions for all people and without anyone being excluded for having a disability”.

The results of the study are expected to be presented next November.

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