Mollet del Vallès
The City Council of Mollet del Vallès is a local public administration located in the northeast of Spain, in the autonomous community of Catalonia, that employs 350 civil servants and supplies public services to a population of almost 52.000 inhabitants.
The municipality scope of work includes several areas of expertise but the area dedicated to social services which try to support people in need at risk of poverty has become the current pillar of Mollet del Vallès local policy.
The city policies, plans and projects to tackle poverty rely upon a solid economic investment thus the City Council of Mollet del Vallès is one of the 25 cities in Spain that reaches the “level of excellence” in social investment. In 2019 the city became one of the 28 municipalities in Spain with more than 20.000 inhabitants with the highest investment allocated to social services with 117,89 euros per inhabitant, which represents 11,1% of the total budget.
As a municipality with more than 50,000 inhabitants, a Municipal Civil Protection Commission has been set up. This commission approves municipal civil protection plans and deals with civil protection issues. The council works side by side with the Operational Coordination Centre of Catalonia (CECAT) trying to deal with some kind of emergencies. This centre is the central coordinating and informational body for civil protection in Catalonia.
Over the last decade, the council has participated in many European as a tool to promote innovation and to share knowledge between towns towards a more sustainable cities to live. Furthermore, the city has been awarded several times by the EU Commission being noteworthy the European Green Leaf Award and the EU Health Award.