Mobile Week Catalonia Consolidates Its Growth and Reaches 18 Territories in 2021
A total of 18 cities and regions in Catalonia will be present at Mobile Week Catalunya 2021, following the call made by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) and the Catalan Government to join the third edition of this initiative, which aims to bring technology closer to citizens and will be held between May and June. In 2020 edition, Mobile Week Catalunya had fifteen locations and 2021 edition is expected to increase up to eighteen.

5 municipalities in the province of Barcelona (Badalona, Mataró, Terrassa, Sant Pere de Ribes and Vilanova i la Geltrú); 5 in Central Catalonia (Vic, Manresa, Igualada, Centelles and Rupit and Pruit); 4 in the province of Girona (Girona, Figueres, Llagostera and Riudellots de la Selva); 2 in the province of Lleida (Lleida and Mollerussa); 1 of the Pyrenees (La Seu d'Urgell) and 1 in Delta de l'Ebre (Ribera d'Ebre) will be part of the third edition of Mobile Week Catalunya.

The three topics of this edition will be the protection of our privacy and Internet data, the digital professional skills that the market is asking for and the role that technology plays during crises. MWCapital has recommended the territories to include hybrid proposals, that is, activities in virtual and face-to-face format.

Cities and territories have presented a draft with a brief approach of format, content and duration of the event, between 1 to 3 days. A team made up of prominent members of the MWCapital and the Ministry of Digital Policies and Public Administration has assessed the proposals presented.

Spaces for reflection and debate

Mobile Week is an innovative initiative promoted by MWCapital together with the Catalan Government aiming at promoting the digital empowerment of citizens. It proposes different spaces for reflection, integrative debates and participatory activities open to everyone connecting the tools offered by digital technology with the social, cultural, ethical and human concerns as well as citizens’ needs.

Last year, Mobile Week Catalunya was held in 15 cities, a total of 164 activities were carried out and more than 5,300 people participated. In Barcelona, the fourth edition featured 150 activities distributed among the 10 districts of the city. The Barcelona City Council and more than 200 collaborators, local entities, innovation spaces and research centres participated, among others, consolidating the event as a city-project.