Citizenry and social development
The social inclusion and the promotion of an active citizenry are two of the main pillars in which is supported the social capital of a community.
The social changes that we are currently living (demographic aging, migration flows, economic crises from local and global origins but with local impact, new ways of exclusion such as the digital divide, etc.) demand the creation of new programmes and services that favour the integration of people in risk of social exclusion. It is also necessary to improve and to innovate in service supply processes to increase not only their effectiveness but their efficiency.
On the other hand, the promotion of an active citizenry has in ICT a key resource. The intelligent use of these technologies from citizens and civic associations will allow improving the interaction and exchange of value through “close” and “distant” environments. It can favour the configuration of more open and attractive projects and strengthen the civic networks, favouring the social dynamism.