Time policies receive international recognition: the Time Use Initiative, awarded with the Edge of Government Award

Time policies have been presented as a case of inspiration at the World Governments Summit 2024 held in Dubai from 12-14 February, where the Time Use Initiative association has been invited to present time policies and examples of its success, such as those developed in Catalonia, with a stand in the Summit.

As a result of the international leadership of Barcelona and Catalonia in innovative time policies, on February the 13th, in the framework of the World Governments Summit 2024,  the Time Use Initiative received the 6th Edge of Government Award, among a total of 13 global innovations showcased to discover the latest projects and innovative solutions. This award is aiming to identify and acknowledge outstanding examples of government innovation policies and bring them to the forefront of future public action.  Time policies have been then internationally recognized as innovative public policies.

Fabian Mohedano, member of the  Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society’s Expert Council, received the award on behalf of the TUI, remarking that time is a factor not only of growth, but also well-being and healthy productivity. 

Through this award, Barcelona and Catalonia have been recognized to lead  unprecedented efforts to develop time use and time tracking policies, amidst a growing acknowledgement of time as both a necessary commodity and a human right.

The World Governments Summit on innovative public policies #WGS2024 has been held under the theme of ‘Shaping Future Governments’ where the conversation has involved governments, international organizations, thought leaders, and private sector leaders from around the globe to international cooperation and enable governments to identify innovative solutions for future challenges to inspire and empower the next generation of governments. 

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