The Barcelona City Council Open Digitisation Plan sets out its aims for radical improvement in digital public services.
The toolkit is based on the council’s Ethical Digital Standards, which cover data sovereignty, free software, open standards, developing digital services in an agile manner, and ensuring privacy, ethics, and security by design.
The plan ultimately aims to:
And by transforming public contracting, the city hopes to promote innovation in local industry and strengthen small and medium-sized technology companies.
Barcelona City Council has also created a Sharing Cities Alliance, to collectively negotiate with digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb that have had controversial impacts on the City.
This toolkit provides an excellent resource for anyone concerned with digital policy and the key components of Good ID thinking.