The researcher in the University of Bristol, promoter of several reports on data poverty along with Rosa Robinson, is one of the speakers participating in M4Social Day.
M4Social, the project of the Taula delTercer Sector (the Third Sector Table) for the digitization of the Third Sector, organizes the M4Social Day, a group of presentations by national and international experts, to be held on September 29 from 9 am until 1 pm at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona, under the name 'Internet, fundamental right: Proposals to reduce the digital and social gap'.
Dr. Patricia Lucas, an independent research consultant and professor at the University of Bristol, in the United Kingdom, will be one of the speakers at the conference, along with Rosa Robinson, both co-authors of a study on data poverty in the UK, as well. such as the various related reports ‘What is Data Poverty?’, ‘Data Poverty in Scotland and Wales’ (Nesta and Y Lab, 2020) and ‘Community-led Action on Data Poverty’ (Local Trust, 2021).
The presentation 'What is data poverty?' will take place at 9.55 am, with the participation of both researchers via online. You can sign up for this and other presentations through this link.
As a prelude to the presentation, we interviewed Patricia Lucas to talk about the meaning of data poverty, the reasons why part of the population suffers from it, which are the most affected groups and what solutions could be needed for reversing a situation that leaves a large number of people and families in danger of social isolation.