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Oct 5

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Where do you work?
Punt Òmnia Manlleu
Your position at work
Social and digital dinamizator
Organisation's Website
Organisation's Address
Direcció General d'Acció Cívica i Comunitària

Passeig del Taulat, 266
08019 Barcelona
Catalonia, Spain
What does your organization do (100-word description)
The Omnia Network, of the General Directorate of Civic and Community Action, is a preventive, socio-educational, community and support program for groups at greater risk of vulnerability.

Omnia is a universal social intervention program that, using ICT tools as an instrument, seeks to improve and promote, both individually and collectively, the inclusion and connection of people to the community.

It is aimed at the general population, but with positive discrimination against people at social risk and more if they need to improve their skills to overcome their difficulties in accessing information technologies, in order to avoid their exclusion from the community, with special emphasis on the unemployed, children and young people, the elderly and families.

The exclusion factor caused by insufficient digital knowledge can affect several people and groups. This reality means that in Omnia there is a wide diversity of users with different situations and backgrounds. The Omnia space reduces the differences and favors their normalization.

Its purpose is to be a resource that participates, together with the other devices of the territory, in the achievement of the objectives of integration and social cohesion of the population of its environment.

Omnia offers spaces and equipment for public use and has the support of a professional, who energizes the space and advises users of the Point. The role of the facilitator is fundamental to develop the program in each territory and to make each Omnia a space of welcome, information, learning, socialization and participation in the community.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
Within this space we offer learning workshops in the ICT world , workshops of:

Digital Literacy (Introduction to Computer Science, LibreOffice Program Monographs - Spreadsheets and Word Processors, Gimp.
Information Literacy (web browsing, network security, email, skipe, social media…)
Multimedia literacy (video creation, audio, photo presentations, digital albums, prezi, cloud).) With free and proprietary software.
Literacy with new devices - Smartphones and touch tablets.

The Accessibility space:

provides the added value that means reaching all citizens in the face of current emerging needs. Accessibility becomes a right of disabled citizens and, on the other hand, awakens the sensitivity of a Network, Omnia, always attentive to contribute to the integration and quality of life of people and improve it.
Number of digital competence centres linked to your organization (if any)
Punt Tic
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
I'm the dinamizator and e-facilitator of the Òmnia's space.
How are you involved in digital inclusion / empowerment?
From the omnia network, we detect, program and act, to end the digital divide, of our citizens.
How did you learn about this community?
I got involved through an ALL DIGITAL event
Why would yo like to join the network?
I belive this is a good place for know other professionals like me.
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