End of the “Impulsem el que fas” 2018 pilots and presentation of the 2019 projects
Impulsem el que fas is a subsidy from Barcelona City Council that provides support to projects and initiatives in the city that are aligned with the municipal objectives and the 2030 Agenda, which reinforce sustainable development goals such as education/inclusion, energy and responsible consumption, economic growth and above all, the promotion of sustainable cities.
The digital social innovation category is aimed at technological projects that have a social impact, that is, they benefit citizens in some way, and which make use of open technologies in areas such as education and the promotion of renewable energy.
This subsidy aims to extend the impact on citizens as far as possible, raise the visibility of the projects and give them a network and spread the vision that technology and the new digital economy can help to create a more open, more participative and more inclusive city.
The second edition of Impulsem el que fas has now come to an end. These were the projects that received subsidies in 2018 (discover more on the video):
- “MESH: Maker Education Science Hack”(Soko Digital): education and inclusion.
- “CommonsCloud” for entities (Femprocomuns): open technologies.
- Equipaments lliures (Coordinator of Entities for Lleialtat Santsenca): open technologies and technological sovereignty.
- Barcelona Energy Community (Prosume Solutions): renewable energy.
- Artesania digital (Fundació Elisava Escola Universitària): digital manufacturing.
- Tool box for citizen datafication (Trescientoskilometrosporsegundo): open data.
Projects for 2019 get under way
These are the projects that form part of the third edition:
Open tools for the digital empowerment of citizens that guarantee the right to supplies. Development of two digital tools which aim to guarantee the right to information and participation in the field of basic supplies.
“Passa’t al Floss” (Colectic)
Programme that supports migration to free and open software for entities working in the field of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and on other economic projects with social return, to empower them to use free and open digital technologies.
Comunitat #artistem (Fundació Pere Tarrés)
Programme for promoting the digital education and skill-building of all educators that work in socio-educational spaces (children’s activity centres, open centres, play centres, tutoring, etc.). The aim is for them to be able to include these abilities and skills in their day-to-day work and, at the same time, promote the digital empowerment and the good use of technology and digital manufacturing tools among the children, young people and families they work with.
Gender Data Lab (Associació Digital Fems)
Data laboratory with a gender perspective, the aim of which is to publish, raise the visibility of and share information in an open, free and interoperable way on issues linked to women or where information is divided by gender. This laboratory promotes the use of technologies that help to bring an end to misinformation or incorrect information that prevents us from getting a true snapshot of the reality, precisely because it does not differentiate between data on men and women. This distinction between data is essential for identifying key challenges and opportunities for accelerating real equality between men and women or for resolving problems or conflicts. Unlike other digital spaces, in this laboratory all the data sources contain information on women and they are not in open format and are not interoperable.
Fem[e]ines Lliures (Maadixzone)
Collective project for constructing a comprehensive kit of free and open source tools that guarantee the digital sovereignty of social and solidarity economy entities, association initiatives, public centres in the city and citizens in general.
The fourth edition of this subsidy will soon be published. We are looking for projects that provide solutions to a wide range of needs with a high social impact that Barcelona and its citizens currently have.