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The Smart Citizenship project has started

Great success for the launch of the Genova Smart City Association initiative dedicated to Genoese schools

The initiative by the Genova Smart City Association, "Educating the New Generations on Smart Citizenship" has seen a remarkable start with its first two sessions on February 19th and 20th, involving several classes from both middle and elementary schools within the Castelletto Comprehensive Institute.

The project aims to spread the culture of the smart city in Genoese schools to educate and raise awareness among the younger generation on topics related to technology, innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity. Throughout 2024, the sessions will continue, involving numerous schools across all nine municipalities that comprise the City of Genoa, ensuring uniform territorial coverage and providing the initiative's benefits to as many students as possible.

The Project

A smart city must ensure, alongside the implementation of appropriate technological solutions, access to knowledge necessary for a more effective use of digital tools, promoting personal and collective behaviors aimed at making our society more resilient and sustainable in terms of economic development, environmental protection, human health, inclusion, and social justice. In this regard, the role of institutions, schools, universities, cultural and social promotion associations, as well as companies and families themselves, is crucial in educating the new generations and laying the foundations for the development of "smart citizenship."

To this end, the Genova Smart City Association has developed a year-long educational project aimed at secondary schools. The primary focus of the initiative is on promoting responsible and conscious use of digital devices, particularly emphasizing the essential contribution that technology can offer in addressing the main global challenges of the present and near future, as represented by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations' 2030 Agenda.

The project aims to meet schools' educational needs regarding civic and technological education with an innovative approach focused on enhancing digital skills. It integrates these skills with a wide range of issues related to economic and social development, including poverty, hunger, the right to health and education, access to water and energy, employment, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, climate change and environmental protection, urbanization, production and consumption patterns, social equality, justice, and peace.

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