The UOC and the city council of Barcelona begin a project to promote the digital competences of citizens and reduce the digital divide
The City Council of Barcelona and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) will work on a project to improve the digital competences of citizens, with the aim also of reducing the digital gender divide. The project will be active until the end of 2019 and and will have the participation of the researchers of Edul@b Montse Guitert and Teresa Romeu.
Through Barcelona Activa, the university and the consistory have signed an agreement to digitally empower the population through a program of actions that includes the creation of a map of digital competences that will help people identify their knowledge, skills and attitudes in this area. This map will make it possible to diagnose the level of digital competence of citizens, as well as propose training itineraries adapted to their level of knowledge, interests and needs.
The agreement also proposes to establish an observatory of digital competences as a consultation tool for citizens as well as for universities and research institutes, which will include digital trends, indicators, uses and habits of the digital society. In the third place, a training program will be designed with itineraries linked to obtaining the equivalence of the Accreditation of Competencies in information and communication technologies of the Generalitat (Actic) in its three levels: initial, medium and advanced.