WHAT IS IT?

The Digital Citizenship Center (DCC) is the result of a new concept of smartcities in which technologies are used to improve the life of communities. It is a collaborative space of digital tools where, through the creation of activities and/or projects, we empower the community to take advantage of the opportunities of the digital world towards a more innovative, creative and human city.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP CENTER OF VALONGO

The Valongo Digital Citizenship Center started in January 2018 as a result of the partnership between Valongo City Council and CDI Portugal. The inauguration was on April 24th, 2018 and had attendance of the Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues and the Mayor of Valongo, José Manuel Ribeiro.

Since April 2020, CCD Valongo has initiated the Switch to Innovation programme – the result of the application made to Portugal Social Innovation by CDI Portugal, with the support of  Valongo City Council, one of the municipalities with the highest social investment of Portugal.

THE IMPACT ON THE VALONGO DCC

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PEOPLE

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BENEFICIARIES

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PROJECTS

ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS
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HOURS

CAPACITY TRAINING

TESTIMONY

One of the positive points for having participated in this project was having the possibility to acquire knowledge, to learn, to socialise.

CDI Senior Community

I try to be an example to others of what I have learned here, to change behaviour and share knowledge

CDI Adult Community

It was thanks to this training that I was able to get a job

CDI RECODE Youth Community

… I enjoyed the contact with other people, the new discoveries, learning new things and not giving up! I went back to study this year, on a course that I am enjoying

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THE PARTNERS

How to Collaborate

PARTNER

PARTNER

We value our collaborations and partnerships with companies, foundations, municipalities that share our vision of developing a more innovative and socially and digitally inclusive Portuguese society.

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SPECIALISTS

SPECIALISTS

Do you master any area of marketing, communication, design and/or technology? Would you like to share your knowledge? Do you have ideas of activities that you would like to boost? Challenge us!

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HOW DID DCC START?

The pilot of the Digital Citizenship Center took place in Marvila (2015/2016)  followed by the opening of São Domingos de Benfica (2016/2017). The concept expanded northwards, with the opening in the municipality of Valongo (2018) and which remains in operation as the centre with the largest size.