A virtual Mobile Week to empower citizens technologicallyThe fifth edition of Mobile Week Barcelona is on from 15 to 21 March, offering a digital event to bring the wider public closer to technology and debate the central role it has acquired due to the pandemic. The week culminates with Family Day, a weekend of conferences and workshops conceived with families and children in mind.
The initiative was launched five years ago together with the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the intention being for people in Barcelona to reflect on and experience the impact of technology in their daily lives and the digital future.
Speaking at the presentation of this year’s edition, the Deputy Mayor for Economy, Work, Competitiveness and Tax, Jaume Collboni, noted that “the goal is to democratise the opportunities stemming from the digital revolution, bringing all citizens into the debate on the new uses of technology which are transforming our lives”.
In line with the current health recommendations, Mobile Week Barcelona will adopt a virtual format with online content and a free-access open platform disseminating all the content throughout the year, beyond the annual event offered to date.
A wide array of activities includes conferences with experts in different fields, workshops, interviews and round tables, and will address three topics which have recently taken on particular importance: internet privacy and security, digital professional skills and the role of technology in tackling Covid-19.
Mobile Week Barcelona also involves organisations specialising in different tech-related fields. In this respect, an activity is planned with the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron relating to health, along with the ‘Learn to check’ education project to verify digital content and combat disinformation.
Tech for all
The event concludes over the weekend of 20 and 21 March with Family Day, offering two days of learning through entertainment. The special programme will enable young children and their families learn through technology in a dynamic and fun way: the young YouTuber Miquel Montoro, visual and craft experiences and robotics workshops are just some of the activities making up Family Day.