InÃ©s Bebea (from Ondula), Gabriel GonzÃ¡lez (from FundaciÃ³n Esplai) and I (with the help of Juan SÃ¡nchez, also from FundaciÃ³n Esplai) have just issued our report InclusiÃ³n en la era de la Postdemocracia (Inclusion in the age of post-democracy).
The origins of the proposal “Inclusion in the age of postdemocracy” come from the debate held during the day of the plenary meeting of the Advisory Council of FundaciÃ³n Esplai on Committed Citizenship, held on January 20, 2015. In this debate took part the Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees and the technical team of the organization, and during the event the participants identified the challenges that technology is creating at the social level at the present time, and to which the FundaciÃ³n Esplai Foundation should respond in order to collaborate in the the construction of a technologically empowered citizenry that makes a critical, responsible and useful use in the pursue of their own personal development and that of one’s community.
The project takes as its starting point a basic document, which sets out the concrete objectives to advance in this line:
- Present the state of the situation on the practices of active citizenship in the areas of health, education and democracy.
- Propose consensuses that group different actors and sensitivities towards a common strategy and action lines.
- Design action lines for the promotion of active citizenship based on an intensive, open and community-based use of ICTs.
Between July and October 2016 FundaciÃ³n Esplai launched a proposal to study and debate the role that Information and Communication Technologies play in social inclusion and in the active exercise of citizenship, as essential tools for access to education, health and democratic participation. The work proposal, which emphasizes the analysis of the call third-level digital divide, included a participation process to which a broad sector of the citizenry was invited, especially those more linked to FundaciÃ³n Esplai initiatives: members of the Advisory Board, Board of Trustees and professional staff of the FundaciÃ³n Esplai, organizations of the of the Red Conecta and associated networks, professionals in the ICT sector, Education and Social Inclusion as well as private individuals interested in the topic.
PeÃ±a-LÃ³pez, I., Bebea, I. & GonzÃ¡lez, G. (2017). InclusiÃ³n en la era de la Postdemocracia. Informe del estudio. Octubre 2016. El Prat de Llobregat: FundaciÃ³n Esplai.
If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:
Peña-López, I. (2017) “Report. Inclusion in the age of post-democracy” In ICTlogy,
#160, January 2017. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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