Ismael Peña-López, lecturer and researcher
Information Society, Digital Divide, ICT4D
I am Ismael Peña-López.
I am Director General of Citizen Participation at the Government of Catalonia.
Formerly, and during nearly 13 years, I was professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia.
I have also been senior researcher at Open Evidence and fellow director of Open Innovation at Fundació Jaume Bofill.
My main areas of work are the impact of ICTs in society (e-Readiness, the digital divide), especially in development (e-inclusion, ICT4D), and educational (e-Learning, digital competence) and political (e-participation, e-democracy) institutions.
We assume that information only goes one way: from the Administration to the citizen. This assumption is not valid anymore. Citizens produce lots of data that could be used to leverage change. We should acknowledge the right of citizens to produce data, not only ...
30/06/2018 A Theory of Change of citizen participation
El dia 19 de juny de 2018 em van nomenar director general de participació ciutadana de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
75 dies després — no tots hàbils per treballar, però sí per pensar — em sento en la necessitat de compartir perquè vaig acceptar entrar al Govern de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
El dia 1 de juny per la tarda em va trucar la cap de gabinet del conseller Ernest Maragall per comentar-me que el conseller volia parlar amb mi i que si em podia trucar. Era el dia abans del seu nomenament com a conseller i ...
On 19 June 2018 I have been appointed Director General of Citizen Participation at the Government of Catalonia.
Thus, I am now on leave from my position at the School of Law and Political Science at the Open University of Catalonia, to which I shall return when my duties are over at the government.
The Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission has just released the Study on the impact of the internet and social media on youth participation and youth work, that was coauthored by Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Alexandra Theben, Federica Porcu and myself.
The study analyses 50 good ...