Announcement of the call for the collection of citizen initiatives in defense of digital rights
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Take part in compiling citizen initiatives for defending digital rights

Barcelona is aiming to increase the general public’s knowledge of the new digital reality and, together with Xnet and the Citizen’s Group on Digital Policies (GCPD), it is setting in motion a campaign to compile initiatives launched by Barcelona's civil society in defence of digital rights.

We want this citizen ecosystem to drive change and guide Barcelona's participation in the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights.

Cities are their inhabitants

This project involves Barcelona City Council, Xnet and the GCPD undertaking a mapping process to give greater visibility to everything city residents are doing to defend and promote digital rights.

The compiled information will be made available through an open web repository.

The process will end with a public presentation to showcase the initiatives and create synergies among the various active groups and individuals involved. The event will allow the ecosystem to be recognised and become an example and inspiration to other civic organisations. All initiatives will be made public and five or ten will be highlighted in particular.

The entire list of initiatives will also be presented to all the other members of the Cities for Digital Rights network, so that they can become a reference for other cities and collaborations are established.


Citizen's Ecosystem for Digital Rights

Whether you are an individual, a group, an organisation or a company active in the area of digital rights, you can form part of Barcelona’s Citizen Ecosystem for Digital Rights by helping with this campaign to compile initiatives.

All you have to do is send in details of a maximum of three initiatives, carried out in or from Barcelona, which help to understand or develop one or more of the following areas*:

  1. Equal and universal access to the Internet - Net neutrality.
  1. Digital privacy and data protection.
  1. Algorithm ethics.
  1. E-democracy and distributed digital governance.
  1. Access to knowledge and information for open digital protocols. Digital as a means of access to and expansion of fundamental rights.

How you can take part

Take part by filling in the following form (CA).

Applications are open from 19 January to 21 March 2021.

*Initiatives with entrepreneurial purposes or concerning online entrepreneurism will not be accepted, not because they are unimportant, but to delimit the framework of the project. However, if the initiative is from a company and serves digital rights or involves digital rights expansion, it will be included in the list.

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