In addition to participating in Metropolis, Medcities and FMDV, the AMB also takes part in other European and international networks engaged in areas related to metropolitan powers. These include the following: United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
This is the largest network of local governments worldwide and promotes its values, objectives and interests through cooperation between cities and local governments and the international community. It is currently headquartered in Barcelona.
As a member of Metropolis, the AMB is part of the metropolitan section of UCLG and during the period 2011-2015, has actively participated in some of its themed committees - such as the Forum for Suburban Local Authorities (FALP), the Mediterranean Interregional Committee, and the Commission for Capacity and Institutional Building. In the case of the Forum for Suburban Local Authorities, the then mayor of Gavà, Mr. Joaquim Balsera, participated in various meetings on behalf of the AMB along with other metropolitan municipalities including Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barberà del Vallès and Santa Coloma de Gramenet.
During 2014, the AMB represented the UCLG in different OECD working meetings on water management. More information CGLU International Union of Public Transport (UITP)
The AMB is a member of UITP, the global association of public transport authorities and operators which consists of 1,300 members from 92 different countries. Since 2014, through the Transport Services Department, it has taken part in several of the UITP's working committees, such as the operator authorities' one. More information UITP ACR+
ACR + is the international network of cities and regions that share a goal of promoting responsible consumption of resources and sustainable management of municipal waste through prevention at source, reuse and recycling. By taking part in this network, work is being done to identify European and international synergies of the AMB in terms of waste-related activities and projects. More information ACR+ EuropeDirect Barcelona
The AMB is a focal point of the EuropeDirect Barcelona Information Centre, managed by Barcelona Provincial Council. It provides information to citizens about the European Union and its policies, as part of a network of local governments in the province of Barcelona in the field of European affairs. More information EuropeDirect Barcelona Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is an initiative of the European Commission created in 2008 to help small and medium-sized enterprises become more competitive by developing their innovation skills and opening up new markets. The EEN is made up of a network of consortia of more than 600 organisations, including chambers of commerce, business development agencies and university technology centres. Through an agreement with ACCIO, an agency of the Department of Enterprise and Employment of the Generalitat (autonomous government of Catalonia) which is a member of the EEN network, the AMB is involved in this network in collaboration with metropolitan municipal councils, and publishes a business marketplace newsletter distributed to companies in the metropolitan area. More information Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)