Cibernàrium and ACTIC accreditation, key tools for the digital training of citizens

Cibernàrium and ACTIC accreditation, key tools for the digital training of citizens

Smart City. The Digital skills map that will define the Cibernàrium ICT training itineraries and the new structure of the ACTIC accreditation were the two new developments presented at the first Digital Skills Conference.

The Digital Skills Map that will define Barcelona Activa's Cibernàrium ICT training itineraries and the new structure for the accreditation of skills in information and communication technologies (ACTIC) of the Generalitat were the two new developments presented at the first Digital Skills Conference.

The Conference, held on 4 December at Barcelona Activa’s Cibernàrium, was organised by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), with the collaboration of the Fundació Mobile World Capital Barcelona, with the aim of promoting citizens’ active participation in the digital society and their social inclusion.

Barcelona Activa presented the Digital skills map that will be used to define the training itineraries in the field of ICT offered by Cibernàrium over the coming years.

Cibernàrium: training aligned with the ACTIC

The map has been developed using the European DigComp framework and the ACTIC skills model and, therefore, the training offered at Barcelona Activa will be aligned with the accreditation.

The Commissioner for Digital Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance of Barcelona City Council, Michael Donaldson, mentioned the recent 20th anniversary of Cibernàrium, through which an open and inclusive concept of technological outreach and training for all has been normalised, that twenty years ago did not exist.

During the conference, the role of ACTIC in its ten years of existence in the accreditation of digital skills was acknowledged and the new structure, designed with the UOC, was presented.

The ACTIC is an instrument that guarantees the accreditation of digital skills in personnel selection processes that are followed both in Public Administration and in private companies.

New skills

The new certification model will include the development of skills in all areas of the European framework for digital competence (DigComp):

  • Information and data literacy
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Digital content creation
  • Safety
  • Problem solving

Within this structure, several aspects are studied more in-depth, going beyond the European framework, to also include:

  • Concepts related to digital creation and the Maker movement  (programming and manufacturing of objects).
  • Everything related to digital well-being and civility.

Digital autonomy is understood as the ability of an individual to develop in the field of ICT.

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