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EmpowHer – strengthening women’s digital resilience for informed communities and democracy protection

The empow(H)er Project is a dynamic initiative aimed at empowering middle-aged women, particularly those balancing the responsibilities of motherhood and caring for aging parents, by fostering digital literacy and increasing awareness of the digital world. Recognizing the historical underrepresentation of this group in technology and the caregiving roles, this project seeks to bridge the digital divide and elevate the status of these women in their communities.

CITYFUL

Empowering youth workers to engage young people, NEETs and drop-outs through the 3rd Sector in the EU.

DigEDUCATI

A commitment to combating educational poverty by developing actions aimed at the problem of the digital divide in the 6-13 age group, through the “DigEducati” project.

Business analysis and service design of library services

Estonian libraries (~830 in total) currently rely on three different library systems (ILS) and three different user services portals. All these systems differ by their user experience, service provision, and their functionalities that support the day-to-day work of libraries. The aim is to replace by the year 2026 three user services portals with a single portal and improve the ability of libraries to offer digital services

Lending of e-publications

The national service for the lending of e-publications covers e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, and audiobooks. The service can be used free of charge by all people with an Estonian personal identification code, both from a web browser and conveniently from a smart device. In addition, a separate mobile application is being developed, which allows e-publications to be used even without the internet connection.

2030 SDG Certification of Danish Public Libraries

The Danish Library Association (DB), the organization Chora 2030 and 20 public libraries in Denmark decided in 2021 to develop a model for SDG certification of Danish public libraries, since public libraries obviously have a great potential for increasing the public knowledge on SDG’s and also to enhance the participation of citizens in activities initiated by public libraries – related to SDG’s

Public libraries team up with primary schools to increase reading literacy

Author programme at Municipal Library Babice, by Ivana Bičanová, CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

In the 2006 PISA survey — which tests 15-year-old students from all over the world in reading, mathematics and science — Czech pupils ranked only 21 out of 56 participating countries in reading skills. Therefore, supporting reading literacy has become an important issue for many stakeholders, including libraries and schools.

The project, which started in 2008, brings together libraries and schools to develop reading habits of primary school first-graders (age 6 to 7).

“Start Life with a Book” — improving reading literacy

The Little Mole and Winter programme at Louny Public Library, Louny Public Library, CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

The Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic started a project in 2018 called “Start Life with a Book” (S knížkou do života). It was inspired by the original Bookstart project founded by BookTrust in the United Kingdom in 1992 with follow-ups in various European countries. Its goal is to show parents of young children how reading is important for their children’s intellectual and emotional development and, consequently, future employment.

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