Citilab, Esplai Foundation and i2cat Foundation have promoted Innova’t training, a program that has trained 15 young people between 20 and 29 years old with professional profiles of Young Local Agents of Digital Innovation. This program offers an intensive course of 80 hours of theoretical training and 40 hours of practical training for students to acquire the skills and abilities necessary to develop and support social innovation projects in city councils in the Barcelona area. In this first edition: Cornellà, Hospitalet, Esplugues, Sant Boi, Barberà del Vallés, Barcelona, Molins de Rei, Terrassa and Mataró have been part of this experience.
The main objective of the training is to accompany the young people to face the challenges proposed from each municipality and to train them to help the local agents to fulfill the objectives proposed in their local social innovation projects or to support the Projects of Specialization and Territorial Competitiveness.
Laia Sánchez, responsible for the Collaboratori and coordinator of the Citilab European projects, and Roser Santamaria, coordinator of Citilab’s Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation area, form the group of teachers who teach the course with Pau Adelantado, unit of digital living lab and social innovation of the i2cat Foundation.
To present the results and the experience, on Thursday, September 21 Citilab will participate in the Dynamization of the Social Internet Day, the annual meeting of the key players of the Xarxa Punt TIC, to offer more information about the Innova’t program.
In addition, this training of Local Digital Innovation Agents has been selected as a finalist in the category of cooperation projects of the All Digital Awards, and the winners will be announced on October 4 at the All Digital Summit.
Innova’t is part of the ‘Singulars’ projects of the Youth Guarantee system and is funded by the Catalunya Public Employment Service.