The Ateneo de innovación Digital y Democrática is a citizen laboratory that promotes experimentation and the development of projects and initiatives in which open technologies, digital rights and democracy intersect. An athenaeum open to all citizens that works with the local area, the city as a whole, and that weaves networks on a global scale.
Barcelona is a city that is committed to innovation together with its citizens and that designs technologies at the service of the people.
Democratic participation is a fundamental right, which is why we encourage the deployment of comprehensive public policies and participatory mechanisms that empower citizens and strengthen the commons.
Free - Open technologies
We promote citizen access to transparent tools and the development of free and open technologies at the service of democracy.
We work to guarantee digital rights, universal access to a democratic internet and comprehensive technological literacy for all citizens, leaving no one behind.
The Directorate for Democratic Innovation seeks to promote the use and development of open and democratic technologies to meet the demands of citizens and the city itself. To provide space for research, open knowledge and collaboration initiatives that promote democratic innovation processes and technologies at the service of the people.
A digital platform for citizen participation, made with free and open source software. A model of citizen participation, developed and promoted from Barcelona, in an open and collaborative way together with the international community.
We promote and develop prototypes, pilots and projects together with citizens, communities and civil society organisations aimed at the democratisation of the city, the defence of digital rights, free technologies and innovation in the design of public policies.
18/05/2023 - 17:27 h El Canòdrom omple d’activitats les grades aquesta primavera
A partir del 22 de maig les grades del Canòdrom s’omplen a les tardes de propostes obertes, lúdiques i gratuïtes per gaudir de l’espai de manera lliure
18/05/2023 - 12:04 h Cinema, science, technology and feminism in the Docs Hedy Lamarr 2023 cycle at Canòdrom
Cinema, science, technology, and feminism are joined by the Docs Hedy Lamarr 2023 documentary film cycle, which takes place at the Canòdrom – Athenaeus of Democratic Innovation during June.
03/04/2023 - 12:55 h Presentation of the Annual Programme of the First European Capital of Democracy in Barcelona
On Thursday 30 March, at the Born Centre of Culture and Memory (Plaza Comercial, 12), the presentation of what will be, broadly speaking, the annual programme of activities of the First European Capital of Democracy 2023- 2024 took place.
18/10/2022 - 10:30 h Barcelona among 13 finalists to become European Capital of Democracy
The member cities are competing to become the first European Capital of Democracy, which will be elected by 10,000 citizens from all Council of Europe member states.