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.
In September 2018 I attended the CAMPUS LAAAB. Iberoamerican conference of citizen innovation, where I presented a first draft of the strategy of citizen participation of the newly created directorate general of the Catalan government. ...
A couple of years ago I attended a workshop at the European University Institute, Shaking the brick and mortar: moving higher education online, where I presented Opening up the gates: scaffolding lifelong learning.
The reflections on that workshop have now been published as a book: Higher Education in the Digital Age. Moving Academia Online, edited by Annika Zorn, Jeff ...
Participation is not new. We've been hearing about this since the 1970s and there already is a boom of citizen participation in the early 1990s. The first decade of 2000s, until 2007, witnesses a quick rise of citizen participation, with a strong support of the Administration. These are years of learning to participate in "good times". It was an experimental period. There was no ...
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 ...