Have you ever wondered how can you change the local communities for better? Innovation doesn’t happen over night. It takes time & effort, active citizenship, regional and local partnerships and, last but not least, a big desire for change.

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.


For the time period ahead, the regional partners from Armenia, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine are going to develop and follow the plan of transforming local libraries into hubs, where local communities and citizens can grow and develop themselves.



Our first meetings have been checked already... but we are planning many more! Keep an eye on us and get ready for the innovative activities, that our partners are going to implement in each community.

Discover more details about the project and its activities!
In order to create change in the local communities and to organize events that motivate citizens to embrace best democratic practices, there are needed some facilitation skills. And PhD Ellen M. Knutson, Research Associate at Kettering Foundation & Adjunct Assistant Professor at iSchool, University of Illinois has helped us to develop our skills!


Get ready for a series of online & free of charge events, that are awaiting for you to share your story with the world! Join us and learn about the partnerships that libraries and NGOs from the Black Sea Region can develop, and get to know other change-makers from Armenia, Republic f Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.


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.