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

BCN Fem Tech women’s network to combat the digital gender divide in the city

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 15:32

Digital gender divide. The Canòdrom presents six residencies with a feminist perspective for the coming year in science, technology and democracy.

The new Cibernàrium in Nou Barris provides training to reduce the digital divide

Sat, 17/07/2021 - 10:11

Cibernàrium. The centre comes in addition to the Cibernàrium in the 22@, between them offering over 360 activities.

Connecting Barcelona to reduce the digital divide

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 13:03

Digital divide. A pilot project is to provide quality internet access, devices and digital skills-acquisition for 400 vulnerable households in Trinitat Nova.

Consult the Fab Lab activity report with regard to the Covid-19 crisis

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 14:55

Digital inclusion. From March to June 2020, the city's Fab Labs focused on tackling Covid-19. Discover what they did to deal with the pandemic.

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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