• Mobile World Capital Barcelona and the Government of Catalonia are bringing debate on the digital revolution to the whole of Catalonia and have trebled the number of venues in the previous edition
  • The second edition of Mobile Week Catalonia will take place next February as part of MWC 2020

 

Barcelona, 12 November 2019.- A total of 15 cities, regions and territorial areas all over Catalonia will be present at Mobile Week Catalonia 2020 in response to the call by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital) and the Regional Government of Catalonia  for participants at the second edition of this initiative. Its objective is to take the debate on the digital revolution to the public at large next February, as part of MWC Barcelona. This figure triplicates the number of venues in the 2019 edition of Mobile Week Catalonia and represents an increase from five to the fifteen planned in the 2020 edition.

6 municipalities in the province of Barcelona (Begues, Mataró, Sabadell, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Pere de Ribes and Vilanova i la Geltrú); 2 in the central region of Catalonia (Igualada and Vic); 3 in Girona province (Girona, Olot and Riudellots de la Selva); 1 in Camp de Tarragona (Reus) and 1 in western Catalonia (Mollerussa) will therefore be taking part in the second Mobile Week Catalonia. These sites will be joined by the Ribera d’Ebre region and Alt Pirineu zone (with activities in L’Alta Ribagorça, El Pallars Jussà and El Pallars Sobirà).

All these cities and territories have submitted a preliminary project that sets forth a brief approach to format, content and a 1- to 3-day duration of the event. A team formed by leading members of MWCapital and of the Government of Catalonia have evaluated the proposals submitted.

Spaces for reflection and debate

Mobile Week, which will also be held for the fourth time in Barcelona in 2020 (20 to 29 February), sets out areas for reflection, inclusive debates and open participatory activities that connect the tools offered by digital technology with the public’s social, cultural, ethical and human concerns and needs.

Last year, for the first time and upon the initiative of the Regional Government of Catalonia, Mobile Week was extended to the whole of Catalonia and held in Girona, Lleida, Reus, Igualada and Ribera d’Ebre. It featured 110 speakers, 25 talks and round tables, 15 workshops, 3 exhibitions, 4 cinema or documentary screenings, 2 radio programmes and 5 activities for a young or family audience.

In Barcelona,  over 100 speakers took part and 80 activities were held at over 60 public venues in the city. Participants included over 200 collaborators, local institutions, innovation sites and research centres, which consolidated the event as a cross-sectoral project in the city.