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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

We are looking for two partners to collaborate on a project centered on libraries and the European Union

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Simone Dei Pieri
| Posted on Mon, 06/17/2024 - 09:52

The percentage of users in Sicily who access libraries is just 6.9% (the worst figure in Italy), and the number of libraries per capita is very low. The number of children and young people who access libraries is the lowest nationwide; that of students is among the lowest.

Only 30% of Italians think that their opinion counts in Europe, while 69% believe they have no say in the EU. 33% of Italians feel they are not sufficiently informed about their rights as European citizens, compared to 52% who believe they are informed. At the European level, only 39% are aware of EU-funded initiatives.

It is necessary to bring libraries closer to citizens by repositioning them as places of active and continuous knowledge transmission, through the professional development of those who work there and by involving community members.

We want to transform libraries into European hubs to bridge the gap between the European Union and citizens; we want to create a local space where citizens can stay updated on the activities of the European Union. We will train librarians and volunteers (aged 18 to 30, from the outskirts of Catania) in two fields: the European Union (its history, governing bodies, policies, and active funding) and event organization (project management and communication).

We are looking for two partners:

  • one partner would train librarians and volunteers on the history of Europe and the European Union (its institutions, its policies, etc.)
  • the other would be a library, preferably in a similar condition to that of a Sicilian library.
Partnership Details
Post type
Erasmus+ Small-scale partnership (Key Action 2)
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I am looking for…
National, Regional or local government organisation
Organisation specialised in learning or career guidance
Research organisation or a think-tank
Working with participants with fewer opportunities
Looking for new consortium members
I am looking for organisations in the following countries
Awareness about the European Union

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