Our Cities for Active Inclusion partners visited Barcelona on 5-7 June 2013 to examine how the city is implementing its social inclusion plan through social innovation Barcelona’s social inclusion plan will run until 2015. It takes into account the difficult social situation and economic conditions that the city is currently experiencing, and incorporates the views of the voluntary sector. Social innovation is key to the plan’s implementation and as a tool for the effective and efficient delivery of social policies in the city. Site visits focused on decentralised health services, which are run and managed by the professionals delivering the care, making them more efficient and effective. Participants also visited the Nou Barris district, one of the city’s most deprived areas. The visit included a homeless centre, a social supermarket and a social services centre where residents can seek advice.