Decoding Borders

The Festival of Technical Culture arrives at the Net Service Digital Hub!

9 December 2019
15:00 - 17:00
Via Ugo Bassi 7


In its sixth city edition and second regional, the Festival della Cultura Tecnica started 2014 with a twofold purpose: to promote technical and scientific education and training, and to enhance expertise and thoughtful action in all possible ways. In fact, the Festival aims to “enhance technical culture beginning with investment into the educational system and connecting it with a revival of Bolognese manufacturing and support the restoration of local industry, a development which values the local economy, social cohesion and culture”.

For the 2019 edition (17 October - 18 December, Bologna), the exhibition offers a distinct focus on Technique and Gender, bringing awareness to and recognizing the gender stereotype that girls are not so inclined towards studying STEM subjects and are less interested in engaging in such studies and technical careers.

Listed below are the events that will be held at the Net Service Digital Hub. However, the initiative will include a full calendar of seminars, demonstrations, workshops, and public events, aimed at students, families, citizens, businesses, and institutions.


  • Monday 9th and Tuesday 17th December 2019 (3.00 PM-5.00 PM @Net Service Digital Hub): DECODING BORDERS – SOCIAL INCLUSION AND DIGITAL TRAINING IN BOLOGNA!
    Characterized by a strong component of social inclusion, Decoding Border introduces digital literacy and training courses for under 30’s and adults. The courses look to paint a picture of the IT sector, from the basics to web development, depending on the level of training required, providing a window into the IT sector. Organized by Plasive Technologies SRL, SRL SB, LymphaLab SRL, DiCO – Didattica dell’italiano per la Cultura Orale, Dentons Studio Legale and Work-Lab Bologna, the initiative aims to deliver a high social impact within the region. Therefore the project is very welcome to migrants, asylum seekers, and socially disadvantaged young people.

Participation is free. For more information write to:


Work-Lab Bologna

Work-Lab began in 2019 as a training and digital literacy initiative. After receiving funding from the Fondazione del Monte at Informatici Senza Frontiere Onlus, a collaboration was born with CittadinanzAttiva and the Associazione Mondo Donna Onlus. The idea originates from Giulio Asta, a highly experienced professional in the coordination of projects for the reception and integration of asylum seekers and refugees. His work focuses on classroom-based interaction, the development of literacy and digital skills, educational planning, and culture.

Plasive Technologies

Plasive Technologies is a data analysis company working with the design and implementation of technological tools which quantifying and optimizing the impact of agricultural activities on the climate and advancing strategies to protect biodiversity.

Didattica dell’italiano per la Cultura Orale

DiCO is a network for those who teach and study Italian L2. DICO gives an academic approach which also takes into account migratory contexts and disadvantaged educational backgrounds. As a training institution for teachers and professionals, it is focused on oral communication and on the dynamics of multilingual interaction. The initiative is centred around research in the field of language learning and aims to share and establish sound teaching practices to encourage the inclusion of currently unheard audiences.


Dentons is a multinational law firm. Dentons is the largest law firm in the world by the number of lawyers and the sixth-largest by turnover, with annual revenues of $ 2.36 billion.


Executive Service Srl has been successfully operating in the Information Technology sector since 1988, providing a range of broad spectrum and specialization services, in addition to the traditional marketing of hardware and software.