Social innovation and citizen participation pilot programme begins in Vallès' libraries

Bibliolab

The UAB and the Computer Vision Centre (CVC-UAB) participate in a pilot programme which seeks to equip libraries with spaces for social innovation and citizen participation as part of the Barcelona Provincial Council's initiative BiblioLabs.

12/02/2019

The UAB, the CVC-UAB and three municipal libraries of the Vallès area (Vapor Badia in Sabadell, the Cerdanyola Main Library and the Miquel Batllori Library in Sant Cugat) have come together to launch the project “ISC2 BiblioLab of social innovation and citizen participation in transforming the Vallès Occidental region”, with the objective of adapting public libraries to the cultural and social changes brought about by a digital society, thus favouring the creation of collaborative and participative environments open to everyone (Labs ISC2). The project forms part of the Barcelona Provincial Council's initiative BiblioLabs, which seeks to promote the role of libraries as drivers of social transformations.
 
The pilot programme will be applied with a first initiative involving secondary school students and how to incorporate concepts of responsible research and innovation (RRI) into their research projects, a subject around which many transformation processes can be conducted through the library labs. Later, other initiatives such as encouraging a vocation of science and e-learning in young people will also be offered with the aim of transforming libraries into a space which fosters learning, science, innovation and technology.

 

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