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[ February 26, 2022 by admin 0 Comments ]

Occupy Library stands by Ukraine!

Dear friends, library professionals, partners and citizens of the world,

Our organization is watching with great concern the situation that continues to deteriorate in Ukraine. We must say that, at the beginning of our journey, when we first started to collaborate with libraries, CSOs, and other types of organizations that are neighboring us, in the Eastern Europe area, we had not foreseen this situation taking place. No one was prepared for this disruptive change and we can not even imagine what our friends from Ukraine are going through. Nonetheless, we stand by Ukraine and we are looking for ways to offer our support to its local communities and citizens!

 

Progress Foundation Romania believes that public libraries are at the heart of the local communities and our mission is to encourage and support them in becoming hubs of active citizenship. In times like this, when democracy is at risk, we are asking you dear partners, library and CSOs professionals, to stay safe and united, to encourage only the spread of information from reliable sources and to support, by your own means, our friends from Ukraine!

 

If you are open to offer your support, please see below a list of organizations where you can donate or help Ukraine:

 

If you are looking for accurate information about the situation, directly from Ukraine, please visit:

[ November 12, 2021 by Ioana Avadanei 0 Comments ]

Get ready to meet other change-makers from your region!

Are you a library or NGO professional from the Black Sea Region? Let the world be inspired by your stories and learn new, innovative insights!

Come and meet fellow change-makers from the region and create a network of change at Who’s Who In The Black Sea Region – Libraries & NGOs, together for stronger communities. 

Join us Tuesday on 23 of November, starting with 11:00 a.m EEST and share your success stories with like-minded professionals from libraries & NGOs, while also being inspired by other innovators from the Black Sea Region.

Register for the free, online networking session!

This project is developed by Progress Foundation Romania, granted by E.U. and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and implemented in Armenia, Republic Of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine with the help of the regional partners: Lori Regional Library, Armenia; “Dimitrie Cantemir” Public Library from Ungheni, “IPS Antonie Plamadeala” Public Library from Hincesti & Library Association from Republic of Moldova; “G.T. Kirileanu” Neamt County Library & “Antim Ivireanul” Valcea County Library from Romania; Luhansk Regional Scientific Library, Lviv Public Library & Ukrainian Library Association, from Ukraine.

 

Growing Active Citizens Hubs is granted by E.U. and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Black Sea Trust or its partners.

[ October 25, 2021 by Ioana Avadanei 0 Comments ]

Facilitation skills are a must, if you want to change the world!

Debating an idea is never an easy task: we should keep track of all our arguments, pay attention to the other one and their ideas, and also it is very important to not let things escalate. Fortunately, facilitators exist and they make every group discussion easier. 

 

 

PhD Ellen M. Knutson, Research Associate at Kettering Foundation & Adjunct Assistant Professor at iSchool, University of Illinois, have met us online in order to introduce us to the wonderful world of facilitation. Thanks to her, now it is way easier to approach a discussion and to get ready for our project activities!

This project is developed by Progress Foundation Romania, granted by E.U. and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and implemented in Armenia, Republic Of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine with the help of the regional partners: Lori Regional Library, Armenia; “Dimitrie Cantemir” Public Library from Ungheni, “IPS Antonie Plamadeala” Public Library from Hincesti & Library Association from Republic of Moldova; “G.T. Kirileanu” Neamt County Library & “Antim Ivireanul” Valcea County Library from Romania; Luhansk Regional Scientific Library, Lviv Public Library & Ukrainian Library Association, from Ukraine.

 

Growing Active Citizens Hubs is granted by E.U. and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Black Sea Trust or its partners.

[ October 6, 2021 by Ioana Avadanei 0 Comments ]

Change starts with Growing Active Citizens HUBs

Have you ever wondered about how you can change the local communities for better?

The partners and organizers of Growing Active Citizens HUBs, from Armenia, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine know exactly how! It takes time & effort, active citizenship, regional and local partnerships and, last but not least, a big desire for change.

 

 

Lori Regional Library, from Armenia, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Public Library from Ungheni, “IPS Antonie Plamadeala” Public Library from Hincesti, Library Association from Republic of Moldova, “G.T. Kirileanu” Neamt County Library, “Antim Ivireanul” Valcea County Library from Romania, Luhansk Regional Scientific Library, Lviv Public Library, Ukrainian Library Association and Progress Foundation have already met to discuss the plan of transforming local libraries into innovation hubs for the next year. Stay close to us to find more about our evenets and activities!

Growing Active Citizens HUBs is a project that contributes to a regional support network for communities’ development, by creating active partnerships between public libraries and local CSOs.

 

It is developed by Progress Foundation Romania, granted by E.U. and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and implemented in Armenia, Republic Of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine with the help of the regional partners: Lori Regional Library, Armenia; “Dimitrie Cantemir” Public Library from Ungheni, “IPS Antonie Plamadeala” Public Library from Hincesti & Library Association from Republic of Moldova; “G.T. Kirileanu” Neamt County Library & “Antim Ivireanul” Valcea County Library from Romania; Luhansk Regional Scientific Library, Lviv Public Library & Ukrainian Library Association, from Ukraine.

Growing Active Citizens Hubs is granted by E.U. and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Black Sea Trust or its partners.

[ April 1, 2021 by admin 0 Comments ]

Let’s join Voices of Next Library!

Do you also miss the Next Library Community? And do you miss getting inspiration and insights for your library work? 

Let’s join the Voices of Next Library!

When? From April 12-16 

Where: Online on this www.nextlibrary.net, Twitter, Facebook and other social channels

How to participate?: You can: 

 

We look forward to meeting you there and and to have fun with all of you!