Digital Education and Digital Social Inclusion

Description / Objectives

Training and educational programmes to combat the digital divide.

Access to new technologies has become a new source of social fracture for cities and their residents.

The new era presents increasingly complex challenges for society and, just as one of the most basic educational objectives used to be combating and minimising illiteracy in the population, we are now facing the problem of cyber-illiteracy, i.e. people who have major difficulties with living in an increasingly computerised world.

Access to new technologies is essential for social and employment inclusion. So the City Council is launching training and educational programmes to enable everyone, regardless of age or whether are they individuals or businesses, can enjoy the services and opportunities that technology offers.

Examples include the Barcelona Activa’s technological skills acquisition programme at the Cibernàrium, with specific activities for individuals, professionals and businesses, or workshops for children and families organised by the fab labs.

Barcelona Activa has joined forces with the Biblioteques de Barcelona Consortium to launch a project under the “Barcelona, Digital City for 2017-2020” plan, entitled “Ciberalfabetización” (e-learning).

The initiative consists of three training programmes created with several age bands in mind (children, young people up to the age of 17 and people over the age of 55), and divided into free short digital-inclusion courses held in 31 libraries in the city’s 10 districts. The aim behind the courses is to combat the digital divide in the city, improve people's technological skills and encourage new vocations.

 

News

Giga tech centre for the global digital connectivity of schools to move into Ca l’Alier

Mon, 18/07/2022 - 14:33

Inclusion. The goal is to help drive the improvement of global education and reduce exclusion and the digital divide, an important step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

MNAC

REC Cultural: the new citizen currency offering discounts on culture

Mon, 18/07/2022 - 15:06

Culture and free time. The pilot project gets under way in Sants and Poble-sec in September.

Barcelona Metròpolis - Digital divides

Supporting people with the digitalisation process in order to narrow down the digital divide

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 08:00

Internet access is not enough in our digital society. There are other barriers that can hinder people's ability to exercise their rights and take advantage of opportunities. Digital divides and how to overcome it in 'Barcelona Metropolis'.

The proactive city is looking for high-impact social and environmental projects

Fri, 06/05/2022 - 16:23

Innovation. Projects have up to 27 May to be entered for the new urban-innovation call for grant applications.

Agenda

Barcelona Deep Tech Summit

When:
22/09/2022
Where:
Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm
Carrer del Rosselló 515 (Eixample)
932909200

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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