Connecting Barcelona

Description / Objectives

Neighbourhood digital-inclusion pilot project.

‘Connectem Barcelona’ is a pilot project to provide high-quality internet access to 400 vulnerable households in the neighbourhood of Trinitat Nova (Nou Barris) as well as evaluate the impact that being connected to internet with laptops has, and whether this improves when it is accompanied by skill-acquisition and training. The conclusions that are drawn will make it possible to define and quantify digital policies aimed at eliminating the digital gap throughout the city.

The project is a pioneering initiative aimed at combating this new source of social inequality, digitalisation, which the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated.

‘Connectem Barcelona’ is part of the city's plans for a fair digital transition, which aim to close the digital gap completely. It has been made possible by the collaboration of 30 organisations, including associations and companies, which have become involved in the project.

 

Local third-sector organisations and facilities that are collaborating with the project:

Càritas

Third Sector Round Table

Fundació Catalana de l’Esplai

COCARMI

Red Cross

Pere Tarrés Foundation

AV Trinitat Nova (neighbourhood association)

Insercoop

Punt zero

Punt Òmnia Trinitat Nova

Barcelona Institute of Technology

Taula Oberta Trinitat Nova

IES Escola Trinitat Nova

Trinitat Nova Neighbourhood Centre

Chafarinas Primary Care Centre (CAP)

Fundació Pare Manel-Punt Òmnia Verdum

Centre Cruïlla (neighbourhood facility)

Zona Nord Library

Barcelona Education Consortium

 

Collaborating companies and representatives from the Catalan technological ecosystem:

Vodafone

Orange

Parlem

Lenovo

Toshiba

GSMA

Ingeus

Digital Future Society

Microsoft

Cisco

CTECNO

Fundació Mobile World Capital Barcelona

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Agenda

Exposició 'Museu de la desigualtat digital'

When:
Permanent event
Where:
Centre d'Innovació Urbana Ca l'Alier
C Pere IV 362 (Sant Martí)
934 860 638
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