Access to and use of the new technologies, the condition for expanding opportunities of professional and personal development.
In the Barcelona of knowledge, the access, mastering, and use of new technologies is a key and necessary factor for putting into practice any action that leads to professional improvement. To avoid the risk of social exclusion, to increase the opportunities of access to new technologies and to get the citizenship and the companies closer to the IT culture, are essential aims of the local development policies developed by Barcelona Activa.
Since 1999 Barcelona Activa has promoted the Cibernārium, the space to grow with Internet, a local reference centre for technological skills acquisition and diffusion. A multi-purpose space for the world of Internet and new technologies, the Cibernārium is one of the biggest centres for technological diffusion in Europe, and located within the Barcelona Nord Technology Park, it forms part of a combination of spaces for facilitating universal access to new technologies, by carrying out an intensive programme that includes everything from IT literacy to skills acquisition and technological professionalism.
The training activities in new technologies of the Cibernārium are characterised by their practical nature and short duration, and are divided between activities for IT literacy to make an initial contact with the new technologies and the activities aimed at professionals and companies.
The Cibernārium, a space for getting training and growing in Internet, is a reference setting for this activity line. Its is made up of a combination of spaces for facilitating universal access to the new technologies, by carrying out an intensive programme from IT literacy to technological professionalism.