Telecentres evolving from digital inclusion to digital empowerment for citizens and communities

Our Managing Director Gabriel Rissola participated in the last edition of SparkLab Andalucia earlier this month and was asked a series of questions after his presentation in the forum focused on the telecentre movement in Europe, its links to European policy and the future of telecentres.

In this video he talks about the evolution of telecentres, from places dedicated to social inclusion of citizens to innovation hubs offering connections, knowledge, networking, employment and many other opprtunities to the digital cituzen of today and tommorrow.

 

Background

The SparkLab concept is the evolution of the traditional model of an ICT public space or Telecentre, transformed into a laboratory of civic innovation and social inclusion that facilitates multi-sector participation and a more advanced and efficient use of ICT and mobile communication resources. It is the Telecentre of the future where the community collaborates, learns, experiments, and creates innovation, ventures, services, contents and solutions in a dynamic, participatory and expandable way.

SparkLab is an initiative created and coordinated by Telecentre.org Foundation, the Government of Catalonia, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in close collaboration with a select group of organizations and professionals from the public and private worlds of academia

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