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

News

Barcelona will be discussing inequalities caused by digitalisation

Tue, 02/11/2021 - 14:23

Digital inclusion. A group of international experts are meeting up in Barcelona on 15 November to assess the impact of digital transformation in cities

Support for the BCN Inclusive Coding project to combat the digital divide

Wed, 27/10/2021 - 16:24

Innovation. The project plans to get 10,000 people in vulnerable situations into the tech sector.

The first group of women on the BCN Fem Tech programme successfully complete digital training

Fri, 01/10/2021 - 14:29

Feminism and women. Twenty-five women are now programmers and web developers thanks to this free training initiative.

More tech training to be offered at the new Cibernàrium in Nou Barris

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 15:45

Urban planning. Located at the Technology Park, the facility will also include the free Campus de Programació 42 Barcelona.

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

Taller per a gent gran 'Noves tecnologies I'

When:
Del 04/10/2021 al 14/12/2021
Where:
Centre Cívic Baró de Viver
Carrer de Quito 8*10 (Sant Andreu)
932565097
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