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Barcelona has shared experiences and success stories regarding Data Sharing and digital rights at the Next Generation Internet Policy Summit (NGI).

Manufacture of a covid protection equipment with a 3D printer.
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The FAB Casa del Mig - Punt Multimèdia lets you discover the work being done by maker movements to meet the needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Makers vs COVID” exhibition is on until 29 October. We offer you the links to a few projects in case you’d like to take a look at them.

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The Call for Projects for the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe, is now open. The dataviz competition is organised by the City Councils of Barcelona and Kobe (Japan) who have been twinned cities for more than 25 years. Participation will be accredited by the deadline of 26th of October. 

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The cycle “What if...? #Desdecasa” conversation cycle offered four live virtual dialogues between 14 and 23 April, focusing on technology and the current health crisis. The discussions involved relevant experts and were moderated by Karma Peiró, with over four thousand people following them. A compilation of the discussions will be published in September and can already be downloaded from this article.

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Spain is to have a Charter of Digital Rights aimed at developing the protection of citizens’ rights in digital environments, taking into account the impact of new technologies. Contributions are currently being gathered from both citizens and institutions through open consultation. You can view the contributions made by Barcelona City Council in this article.

Cartell que anuncia el repte Barcelona-Kobe 2020.
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Barcelona and the Japanese city of Kobe convene the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge, a data visualization competition to identify the challenges of smart cities. The call for projects starts on the 14th of September.

 

 Two young people in masks consult their mobile phones in a shopping center.
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Barcelona and Ghent launch the “EUROCITIES City Dialogue: the Use of Technologies in Response to COVID-19” debate on the challenges posed by digital technology in the fight against the pandemic, especially at the lockdown exit stage.

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The “What if...? series of virtual conversations #desdecasa”, organised by the Fundació BIT Habitat, has attracted more than four thousand viewers, who also had the opportunity to participate and reflect in real time with the expert speakers. The series has tackled how to reformulate our digital environments to adapt to the new future brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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El confinament ens ha submergit de cop en el teletreball. L’excepcionalitat provocada per la Covid-19 ha posat de manifest que la transformació digital és necessària i que cal reinventar-nos com a professionals i reciclar el mercat laboral. En parlem al quart i últim diàleg virtual del cicle “I si...? Cicle de converses i reflexions #desdecasa”, que té com a convidats Genís Roca, expert internacional en l’àmbit de la transformació digital i de la societat de la informació, i Mar Galtés, periodista i autora del llibre Barcelona Startup.

 

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La relació entre l’educació i les noves tecnologies (TIC) torna a un primer pla a causa del confinament per la crisi sanitària de la Covid-19. El sector educatiu s’enfronta al repte d’impartir clases a través dels canals digitals i de no deixar enrere l’alumnat que no en té accés. Xavier Bonal, catedràtic de sociologia a la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, i Evaristo Pérez, docent especialitzat en l’ús de les TIC a l’educació, reflexionen sobre el paper clau de la tecnologia en el futur de l’educació i i sobre la bretxa digital en el tercer diàleg virtual del cicle “I si…? Cicle de converses #desdecasa.

 

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