Diversity has increased overall in Barcelona over the last 10 years which has tended to increase the range and presence of diversity in all its neighbourhoods and districts.
The Neighbourhood Plan (Pla de Barris) is a municipal initiative that implements social, economic, and urban actions to improve the neighbourhoods that need it most in collaboration with local residents. The Directorate of Community Action Services, Neighbourhood Plan and the city's districts work together to create links and good neighbourhood relations. They consider the intercultural perspective which includes combatting segregation and fostering positive interaction. In addition, a person from the Intercultural team works on the Neighbourhoods Plan, bringing cross fertilisation of experience. District personnel are even taking the initiative to design their own Intercultural Action Plans. The “territorialisation” of the intercultural perspective through the involvement and connections between different districts and neighbourhoods shows how embedded interculturalism is in the city.
There are actions where neighbourhoods meet and interact with each other. The city of Barcelona encourages different actions such as “Tobrada BCN Ciutat Diversa” aimed at visualizing and sharing the city’s diversity, the Celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Matsuri Festival of Japanese Culture, and Festival Raval(s) to encourage intercultural dialogue in different neighbourhoods. Moreover, the city conducts an annual campaign #CelebremBCN where it collects and disseminates the main celebrations organised by neighbours of different origins and cultural contexts through a calendar year.