Parets del Vallès, Llinars del Vallès and Salou, leading councils in digital administration

La VII edition of the Open Administration Awards The town councils and county councils awarded annually by the AOC have been recognized as leading bodies in digital transformation in the Parets del Vallès, Llinars del Vallès and Salou Town Councils. This is the second year in a row that Llinars is among the top three in the absolute category, regardless of the population to which each entity belongs.

The event was attended by the Secretary of Digital Policies, David Ferrer, the president of Localret, Jaume Oliveras, the mayor of Llinars del Vallès, Martí Pujol and the director of the AOC, Astrid Desset, who explained what the Digital Maturity Index is, the methodology used to score bodies.

The aim of the Open Administration Awards is to assess and recognize the implementation and use of e-government services and their consequent digital transformation in their relationship with the public and in their internal management and open government.

This year 81 Catalan local bodies have been awarded in seven categories according to the number of inhabitants of the bodies and their nature:

  • Councils of 1 to 500 inhabitants
  • Councils of 501 to 1.000 inhabitants
  • Councils of 1.001 to 5.000 inhabitants
  • Councils of 5.001 to 20.000 inhabitants
  • Councils of 20.001 to 50.000 inhabitants
  • Councils with more than 50.000 inhabitants
  • County councils 

The event was followed live on the AOC Consortium's Youtube channel from where you can retrieve it full video of the 2021 Open Administration Awards ceremony. You can also access the photos of the event at AOC's Flickr channel.

List of awarded entities

The awarded entities have at their disposal the web stamps in banner mode to be able to insert it in the corporate web.

City councils

Up to 500 hab.

1. Molló
2. Homemade
3. Borredà

Top10. It's possible
Top10. Marganell
Top10. Barberà de la Conca
Top10. Vilanova de Prades
Top10. La Tallada d'Empordà
Top10. Gaià
Top10. Tavèrnoles
Top10. Homes of Montclús
Top10. Sant Agustí de Lluçanès


From 5.001 to 20.000 hab.

1. Parets del Vallès
2. Llinars del Vallès
3. Roses
3. Arenys de Munt
3. The Lobster

Top10. Caldes de Montbui
Top10. La Garriga
Top10. Saint Margaret and the Monks
Top10. Torelló
Top10. Alella
Top10. Polinyà
Top10. Sant Sadurní d'Anoia


From 501 to 1.000 hab.

1. Vilalba dels Arcs
2. Molins Bridge
3. Sant Jaume de Llierca
3. Vilanova d'Escornalbou

Top10. Broom
Top10. La Fatarella
Top10. Montga
Top10. Castellolí
Top10. Solivella
Top10. Sant Boi de Lluçanès
Top10. Camós
Top10. Vilalba Sasserra


From 20.001 to 50.000 hab.

1. Hello
2. Manlleu
2. Olesa de Montserrat
3. Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Top10. Les Franqueses del Vallès
Top10. El Masnou
Top10. Vic
Top10. Sitges
Top10. Gavà
Top10. Castellar del Vallès
Top10. Sant Quirze del Vallès
Top10. Cambrils
Top10. Santa Perpètua de Mogoda


From 1.001 to 5.000 hab.

1. El Morell
2. Ascó
3. Palau-saverdera

Top10. The Bianya Valley
Top10. The Village
Top10. Gurb
Top10. La Pobla de Mafumet
Top10. Sant Pere de Vilamajor
Top10. Olèrdola
Top10. Castellví de la Marca
Top10. Bell-lloc d'Urgell
Top10. La Bisbal del Penedès
Top10. Santa Susanna


More than 50.000 inhabitants.

1. Girona
2. Lleida
2. Terrace
3. L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
3. Sant Cugat del Vallès
3. El Prat de Llobregat

Top10. Reus
Top10. Sant Boi de Llobregat
Top10. Mataró
Top10. Mollet del Vallès
Top10. Granollers
Top10. Manresa

County Councils

Up to 20.000 hab.

1. Priory
2. Alt Camp
2. Pallars Jussà


From 20.001 to 50.000 hab.

1. Berguedà
2. Montsià


More than 50.000 inhabitants.

1. Girona
2. Tarragona

Know the degree of digital maturity of your administration

These recognitions are given on the basis of theDigital Maturity Index  carried out by the AOC and determined on the basis of the analysis of objective indicators, the data on the use of AOC services and the analysis of the websites of 947 town councils and 42 county councils.

In this way, local administrations have at their disposal rigorous information to know their state of affairs, their strengths and areas for improvement. Comparisons can also be made with other similar administrations or with those leading the digital transformation.

The Digital Maturity Index is a unique initiative, both at national and European level, that allows us to rigorously assess the degree of maturity of the digital transformation of a public entity.