DIGI-INCLUSION Network 1st Transnational Meeting in Mollet del Vallès

The DIGI-INCLUSION Consortium in the First Transnational Meeting in Mollet del Vallès

The DIGI-INCLUSION Consortium gathered in the 1st Transnational Meeting in Mollet del Vallès. 

A group of people standing on a podium.

The 1st Transnational meeting of the DIGI-INCLUSION network was held in Mollet del Vallès on November 13th, 14th and 15th and was attended by delegations from all the network partners:

- Mollet del Vallès (Lead Partner).

- Jelgava Local Municipality (Latvia).

- Alexandroupolis (Greece).

- Municipality of Torres Vedras (Portugal).

- Gdansk Entrepreneurship Foundation (Poland).

- Iași (Romania).

- Boulogne sur mer Développement Côte d'Opale (France).

- Lepida ScpA (Italy).

- Department for Development and International Projects of Zenica- Doboj Canton (DDIP ZDC) (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

As well as the participation of URBACT Secretariat Director, Teofil Gherca.

The mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Mireia Dionisio, officially received them in the plenary hall, where the event was attended by all members of the municipal government.

The working sessions were led by the network's expert, Ian Graham, who helped all partners to carry out productive workshops that were well oriented towards identifying their challenges, how to overcome them and the ultimate goal of creating a more inclusive society in which citizens can equally benefit from the existing digital opportunities.

Those attending the conference have worked intensively to understand the negative effects of digital exclusion, such as social isolation, loss of job opportunities and less democratic participation. The objective of the network is to ensure that all citizens can benefit from the opportunities offered by the digital world. In order to achieve this, the project partners have been working to identify all those factors that are key to bridge the digital divide, such as training, volunteering or the accompaniment and motivation of citizens to ensure that they can take advantage of the available digital opportunities.

During these days, good practices in digitization were also shared. On the one hand, the Department of seniors of Mollet del Vallès shared the program of digital volunteers, where the volunteer in digitization, Antonio Miravalls, shared his very positive experience with this service.

On the other hand, the partner from Lepida (Bologna) also shared a good practice of intergenerational digital volunteering.

To conclude, the network members have also agreed on the roadmap that will guide the work of the network until the end of 2025. The next meeting of the DIGI-INCLUSION network will be held in April 2024 in the Portuguese city of Torres Vedras.

Find out more about the project at https://urbact.eu/networks/digi-inclusion

 

Submitted by AlbertMollet on 29/11/2023
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