Getting by in Barcelona: A portrait of life before basic income

Published: March 2019 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: Amanda Hill-Dixon, Hannah Davis, Victoria Boelman

This report explores the lives and experiences of the residents in three neighbourhoods of Eix Besòs in North-Eastern Barcelona. Since December 2017 these communities have been part of a radical experiment – B-MINCOME – to tackle urban poverty and social exclusion in the city.

B-MINCOME is a pilot study of a minimum income and active opportunities (related employment, community and social enterprise) for 24 months supporting around 650 people in 10 neighbourhoods. The story of how people experienced B-MINCOME and the impact it had on individuals, families and communities will be told in a series of reports by The Young Foundation and other project partners through 2019.


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