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Through this lecture series citizens can acquire basic computer knowledge and can get a glimpse into the world of the internet and learn through online social network sites to maintain contacts with friends and relatives. They will know how to search and gather information on the internet. During the last two training sessions they can get ideas on how to spend their free time usefully to use the internet and how they can save time and money with it.
Many courses are geared to beginner levels in computer use (Windows and Word) and to the most advanced computing
Among the actions designed by the municipality to encourage lifelong learning, we can highlight the Cibernàrium. Cibernàrium is the training and technology outreach programme of Barcelona Activa ‐ Barcelona City Council. It features over 180 training courses for professionals and businesses, together with internet introduction activities for all citizens.
A city is a wonderfully complex environment with a diverse set of challenges. With topics ranging from transportation to energy and from education to the environment, there is a need for a generation of creative problem solvers. By involving young citizens early on, we can benefit from their fresh perspective. We furthermore have a chance of triggering their long-lasting engagement and cooperation for the city of tomorrow. The first edition of NxtCity will be held in Amsterdam at the end of August.
Research: To materialize Smart Projects in the city, involving residents is a crucial development, as we need to work together to build a Smarter City. Residents are often oblivious to the wide range of technological measures that can be undertaken to save both costs and environment; as well as the positive impact that they can exert in their neighbourhood. The game's purpose: The purpose of the game is to show residents the Smart Solutions already in existence, and to increase the number of bottom-up initiatives.
The district of Nieuw-West is a solid demographical representation of Amsterdam and an area with high energy consumption. Notably, however, the area is home to the first district-level Smart Grid in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Smart City partner Liander has invested significantly in this technology in recent years. The Smart Grid in Nieuw-West serves as the ideal backbone to realise new renewable energy sources, with decentralised energy generation taking the lead role.
Technika1 is a community wood workshop created by the Hello Wood team and the Economic Polytechnics High School in 2015, Budapest, Hungary. We share our experience, space and tools to everyone whose interested in the beauties and endless posibilites of working with wood.
Since 2010 KÉK has been engaged in settling community and urban gardening which looks back worldwide on many decades of tradition. Urban gardening organizes people with different ages and backgrounds in community who can use the acquired knowledge in the other fields of life. The gardens beside the its community building strength and function provide the citizens with fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. The aim of KÉK is to assist in the development of the urban gardening movement with sample garden design and with establishing a comprehensive knowledge base.