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  • 2nd STEAMConf Conference on Education (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Institute of Play Ross Flatt discusses game-like learning among the education community in Barcelona

    The consulate general invited Ross Flatt, Lead Learning Designer at the Institute of Play in New York, and an expert in introducing games and play as educational tools, to participate in a series of events in Barcelona coinciding with his participation in the 2nd STEAMConf Conference on Education held in Barcelona on April 14-16. Following the conference, the consulate organized, in collaboration with the Teacher Training Program at Ramon Llull University, a workshop on game-like learning for 25 school teachers, teacher trainers, and students, as well as a round-table discussion at the consulate which gathered over 20 teachers, educators and education officials. At his last speaking engagement, organized in collaboration with the Jaume Bofill Foundation as part of their Debates in Education series, Ross reviewed the Institute of Play’s seven principles of game-like learning. 

  • The consul general at the opening of the Americana Film Fest (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    The Consulate General Sponsors the Americana Film Fest one more year

    The Consulate General was the main sponsor of the Americana Independent Film Festival of Barcelona which took place on March 3-6. This film festival features U.S. independent films that represent the best of independent film making in the United States. The consul general, Marcos Mandojana, delivered remarks at the opening before an enthusiastic audience.  

  • Consul general Marcos Mandojana (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Radio Show “El Món a RAC1” broadcast live from the Consulate

    Coinciding with the kickoff of the primary elections in the U.S., the radio show “El Món a RAC1” broadcasted live for four hours from the Consulate General in Barcelona on February 2. It was the first time that the Consulate General opened its doors to a live radio show. During the show, its anchorman and director, Jordi Basté, interviewed the consul general, Marcos Mandojana. 

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    Exhibit in Barcelona about the history of trade relations between the U.S. and Spain

    On January 14, Consul General Marcos Mandojana attended the opening ceremony of an exhibit of advertising posters about the history of trade relations between the United States and Spain from 1860 to 1961. This exhibit, promoted by the Consulate General, is hosted at the Centre Cívic Urgell in Barcelona and will be open to the public until February 8. 

  • American actor Ben Atherton-Zeman (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Barcelona)
    Successful performance in Lleida and Barcelona of an American educational play against gender-based violence

    The consulate general invited to Barcelona the U.S. actor and activist against gender-based violence, Ben Atherton-Zeman, who performed his educational play "Voices of Men" before a variety of audiences, raising awareness about the important role men can play in denouncing violence against women. “Voices of Men" was performed at the University of Lleida, Ramon Llull University, the Bonnemaison space, as well as in a couple of high schools in in Lleida and Santa Coloma de Gramenet. 

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  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 19:00 - 21:00 hours.

  • The U.S. Consulate General will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day U.S. holiday.

  • The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona does NOT issue visas.  Visa processing takes place at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.

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  • Beginning January 21, 2016, the United States began implementing changes to the Visa Waiver Program.

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