Presentation of the results of RecerCaixa projects

Seminars to present to the public the results of the RecerCaixa programme

The RecerCaixa programme aims to raise awareness of science and spread the results of projects financed by the research grant programme. This area promotes the public presentations of results, seminars and other public communication actions for RecerCaixa projects.

  • Does the current discourse regarding entrepreneurism in the social, economic and academic sphere really apply in practice to Catalan public universities? To what extent is entrepreneurism present in study and teaching plans? What resources and training is offered by lecturers to encourage this among their students?
    How do Catalan universities rate this concept? What strategies should be applied to increase the entrepreneurial skills of young people and thereby their chances of working in the future?

  • The objective of this seminar is to create a place for analysis and discussion among relevant agents from academia, government, the third sector and also design who are interested in debating the role that might be played by information and communication technologies (and particularly social media) in relieving the social isolation of the elderly.

    The aim is to create a place to exchange ideas and initiatives that are being implemented in the different spheres within this field as well as to encourage the creation of a social network made up of agents involved in this area to facilitate future collaboration.

    This seminar forms part of the research project "The Elderly and Social Media: Ending e-Marginality", promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation in collaboration with ACUP, as part of the RecerCaixa 2012 grant application programme. The main aim of this research project is to determine to what extent and how the elderly use social media and other means of social communication in Catalonia (for example Facebook and WhatsApp) in order to relate to others. Although research into new technologies for the elderly has grown over the last few years, with the hope of improving their health and social well-being, research into the impact of social media is still limited. Health is the main focus of attention for most of this research but this project looks at the use of information and communication technologies in everyday life.

    Within this context, the initial aim is to present the research project's preliminary findings and then listen to other agents interested in this area and discuss different perspectives, experiences and knowledge. The results of the seminar will help us develop a strategy to promote the participation of the elderly in the social media, encouraging their involvement in the information society and helping to reduce the feeling of isolation from society. The advantage of this strategy is that it's based on the knowledge and experience of a range of agents, including the elderly. The results should also help to determine future lines of social policy in this area, as well as develop recommendations for designing more elderly-friendly interfaces.