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Ricard Faura i Homedes
Organization: Generalitat de Catalunya(Government)
Currently Head of Service Knowledge Society, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, Department of Business and occupancy of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Degree in Anthropology from the University of Barcelona and Graduated in Social Sciences from the University of Barcelona too. PhD Anthropology Cultural by the University of Barcelona.
Vice-President CESICAT the Foundation (Centro de Seguridad de la Información de Cataluña). Foundation Observatory for Information of Society Secretary’s in Catalonia (FOBSIC). Joint Secretary Ministry of Industry Comitee - Government of Catalonia for the Convention monitoring Plan Avanza. The Governing Council member’s on Accreditation of competencies in ICT (Wiki). The Spanish Association member’s of Telecentros. The Coordination Committee of the Cathalogue Collective System Librarian of Catalonia member. Member of the Technical Coordination Committee Mapping Aires CT3 INSPIRE. Member: The Technical Committee of Social Cohesion and Inclusion Plan for Catalonia 2010-2013. Member: Social Responsibility's Strategic Plan 2009-2012 of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Co-founder of the Observatory for CiberSociedad (OCS). Traking project as committee member: "The Teletrabajo in Catalonian Public Administration".
Head of Project Row MEDOCC European Interreg IIIB Programme, IdeUnivers.
Partner UNDP, United Nations Program for Development. Encouragement Information Society at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) like Professor and Director of Master. Member in the group of Techno-anthropology at the University of Barcelona.
And director of following projects among others: Accreditation of competencies in ICT (Wiki) Telecentros Network of Ctalonia (Red Point ICT), the Virtual Campus of Universities Catalanas (Campus Project), online translator corporate Generalitat of Catalonia, Digital Cities in Galicia, etc..
During fifteen years, Chief of Personnel Management at the University Pompeu Fabra.
In 1999, Winterthur Prize in doctoral theses of Interest Special Award in 1991 Catalan Enric Borras History, and Cultural Olympiad Award in 1990.
I have many publications form on New Technologies in Culture and its Impact on national and international journals.
Also, books author like "The plot of Prats de Mollo (Barcelona, 1992). Cooperative with others authors," Anthropology Cyberspace "(Quito, Ecuador, 1999) and" Learn to think "(Barcelona 2003).
The Government of Catalonia in collaboration with the Esplai Foundation is currently designing a new professional qualification, in order to recognize the task developed by telecenter workers and to adapt the professional qualification system to the actual situation in ICT points.
ACTIC is the Accreditation in Information and Communication Technologies Skills.
It's an instrument for citizens to prove officially to public administrations, private companies and educational institutions its skills for using ICT.
It's addressed to citizens aging from sixteen.
In Catalonia, we’ve recently developed the project named “Connecta’t”, which has been a collaboration between the Employment Service of Catalonia and the Department of Telecommunication and Information Society. The aim of the project is to offer to working people at an unemployment situation a digital literacy program to enable them acquire basic digital competences to improve their work search process.
This program has offered two training modalities:
Module A: introduction to the computing environment (15 hours)
Module B: skills for the job search (10 hours)