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New! “Numérique en Commun[S]” soon in Montpellier!

Information updated on 30/03/21

Entrepreneurs, researchers, associations,... are you wondering about the role of digital technology in your life? Let’s build a digital approach together that is inclusive, ethical and sustainable at the flagship event “Numérique en Commun[S]” on April 1.

Inédit : Numérique en CommunS bientôt à Montpellier !

For the first edition of the Numérique en Commun[S] (NEC) event, Montpellier offers us a unique occasion to build a community around digital issues for tomorrow’s society, focusing on inclusion, ethics, and citizenship.

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Montpellier CCAS, partners, and sponsors* are pleased to invite you to the online event taking place on April 1, broadcast from Montpellier’s Tropisme Hall. This major event will highlight the players and initiatives making commitments to ensure digital accessibility for all.
While digital technology is clearly a factor for innovation and new services, a lack of skills and equipment can actually create digital disparity within the population. Digital inclusion goes beyond simply having access rights; our entire society now depends on using digital technology. Numérique en Commun[S], or “common digital”, is also an opportunity to collectively drive solutions to meet digital inclusion challenges.

NEC offers participative workshops enabling local stakeholders to share ideas and work towards common possibilities regarding digital citizenship.

The event is organized by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and Montpellier CCAS in partnership and with the sponsorship of ANCT, the Hérault Departmental Council, and La Mêlée / RhinOcc. Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has integrated digital considerations into its public policy commitments for over ten years. The Smart City project represents the territory’s global cross-sector digital innovation strategy, balancing social, environmental, and economic aspects.

Program for the day

Speaker names will be published soon.
  • 9:00 - 9:45 AM – Official inauguration of Montpellier Numérque en Commun[S]
Welcome and contextual overview of digital issues for developing our society.
  • 9:50 - 10:05 AM – Introduction to Numérque en Commun[S]: a few words from the organizers
The event organizers will present more details about the goals for the day’s program.
  • 10:15 - 11:15 AM – Round table: “The digital inclusion value chain: considering strategy, diversity, and real-world implications”
This round table will offer a platform to debate the impact of digital technology on our society and highlight the actions of the various players at their levels to resolve or bridge the “digital gap”.
  • 11:20 - 11:40 AM – Inspiring pitches, Part 1: “Inspiring solutions and experiences in the digital city”
Round 1 of our inspiring pitches! Researchers, local authorities, entrepreneurs, associations, and others will present innovative initiatives or share their inspiring experience to help understand the city and digital technologies differently.
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM – Participative workshop: “Networking and committing collectively to promote digital inclusion in the Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole area”
You can contribute to digital inclusion in the Montpellier Métropole area! The goal of these two workshops, featuring people involved both in the field and with companies, is to present the local stakeholders who are driving actions to promote digital inclusion, and to see how it would be possible to go further on the subject, including involving local authorities.

> Workshop #1 with local players who are committed to digital inclusion, and who work daily with people for whom digital is still a barrier or even a risk.

> Workshop #2 with local companies that will demonstrate how the topic applies to their organizations and their practices relating to the territory.
  • 12:45 - 2:00 PM - Lunch break
  • 2:00 - 2:30 PM – Keynote presentation on “The digital city: what are the issues for our society of tomorrow?
Is digital technology truly a lever for progress in our society? Will it allow us to contribute to life collectively or individually in the city so that it corresponds both to our immediate needs and the upcoming challenges of the XXIst century? Our speaker will present their vision of the digital city to help understand the main challenges facing us, and the conditions necessary for digital technology to be inclusive and available to all.
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM – Round table: “The digital city: placing our Digital Society report into perspective”
Researchers, experts, public authorities... what are the digital approaches that can support smart, desirable, and sustainable cities? This round table will shine the light on the manner in which diverse players envision the digital city, featuring debates and testimonials about innovative projects, territory-wide projects, and broader questioning with respect to the deeper meaning of these changes.
  • 3:35 - 4:05 PM – Inspiring pitches, Part 2: “Inspiring solutions and experiences in the digital city”
Round 2 of our inspiring pitches! Researchers, entrepreneurs, associations, and others will present innovative initiatives or share their inspiring experiences to help understand the city and digital technologies differently.
  • 4:10 PM – “Meeting our territory creators: Tropisme Hall and CEIS”
To conclude the day, we will take you on an immersive tour of two of Montpellier’s “Fabriques de Territoires” (territory creators): Tropisme Hall (certified as a “Fabrique de Territoires”) and the CCAS’s CEIS (certified as a digital “Fabrique de Territoires”). A presentation will be given to introduce the key players in these organizations, understand the role they play with other stakeholders, and how they intend to move forward.
  • 4:30 - 5:30 PM – Participative workshop: “Regional meeting of territory creators and third-spaces” 
As part of the “New places, new ties” program, this workshop will provide a particular perspective on the common work efforts of the territory creators (Fabriques de Territoires).
  • 5:30 - 5:45 – Closing comments by the event organizers
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