Brussels becomes a digital city

Brussels has launched a three-month campaign called Brussels, Digital City to educate the city’s inhabitants into the possibilities of the internet.

The city is providing public computer rooms, public points of internet access, terminals (administratels) with touch screens in civic offices and community centres, and sales of reconditioned computers ata knockdown prices (€50) for students, the elderly and the unemployed.

Training courses have been organised on how to make the best use of the city website, about social networking, sourcing and checking the quality of information, as well as the use of social networks for health and ageing. Four meetings are scheduled from April to June at internet cafes on the topics of Sharing the City, Social Media and the City, the City that Changes and Communicates and Sharing Data.

The project is designed to narrow the educational divide between those who already have internet skills and those who do not.