Occupy Library Innovators HUBSharing Cafe
[ January 13, 2021 by admin 0 Comments ]

Welcome to Moldova! Sharing Café, 19th of January, 10:00 EET

Join Progress Foundation and Asociația Bibliotecarilor din Republica Moldova at Welcome to Moldova! Sharing Café and learn about the Moldovan context and experience, get info about different initiatives and about partnership between libraries and CSOs. 

Let us get inspired by practical examples of successful projects from Moldova, and share our experiences in how to help our communities cope with different challenges, how to build their resilience and support their healthy growth. 

Our Moldovan speakers will talk about how their communities benefited from the joint efforts of libraries and NGOs (CSOs) working together, and thus start the discussion about how libraries and CSOs are bringing changes and innovations to their communities, making them more sustainable and answering people’s needs. 

Come and have a coffee with your new Moldovan friends, talk with other librarians and CSOs professionals, learn about their experiences and share your feedback. The networking and coffee will be an informal online conversation amongst the people in the room, encouraging sharing and looking for inspiring solutions. This is a forum for open minds, generosity of thought and curiosity to learn.

Register here for Welcome to Moldova! Sharing Café, 19th January, 10:00 EET:  https://forms.gle/xC6iQGJRmGqyFUEPA 

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub

 

The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the "Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks", within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 - March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.

 

About Progress Foundation

 

Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level - as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

For further details:

Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

 

Occupy Library Innovators HUBSharing Cafe
[ January 13, 2021 by admin 0 Comments ]

Recordings of Welcome to Greece! Sharing Café, hosted by Eduact

“Welcome to Greece! Sharing Café” on 11th of January was the best way to start a new year: the Greek enthusiasm gave such a boost of energy, and the fantastic examples from our Greek colleagues will help us grow our communities stronger and healthier with the help of new technologies. 

During these 90 minutes, we explored and discussed concrete examples of library-CSO partnerships from Greece with the help of our guests: Chrysa Gerovasileiou – Eduact, Dimitris Giannakoudis – Xanthi Tech Lab, Christian Cibba – United Societies of Balkans, and our facilitator Kyriakos Kyriakidis, Eduact

Welcome to Greece! Sharing Café - free sharing session for the Occupy Library Innovators HUB community

Occupy Library Innovators HUBWebinar
[ December 18, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Recordings of the free Webinar on Strategic Planning by Occupy Library Innovators HUB

On the 18th of December,  Camelia Crișan introduced us to the basics of Strategic Planning, and invited us to explore these tools and engage with our teams and steakholders.

If there’s a will, there’s a way - a free Webinar on Strategic Planning

Click here to view or download the slides!

Occupy Library Innovators HUBWebinar
[ December 10, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

If there’s a will, there’s a way- a free Webinar on Strategic Planning by Occupy Library Innovators HUB

Progress Foundation is inviting all CSO professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea regions to join the Occupy Library Innovators Hub’s events! The series of free, online, share & learn events for CSOs and public libraries continues with Strategic Planning, a webinar facilitated by Camelia Crisan, international consultant and facilitator. 

Strategic Planning sounds quite pompous. But in fact it is quite straightforward. It is about getting the smartest objectives for development in the quickest way, with a very efficient use of resources. 

Now, in the case of CSOs or poor communities, it is quite easy to say, if there is no money, then development is not possible. But people tend to either forget or ignore other types of resources that can contribute to reaching development goals. 

What will we learn during our webinar? That if there’s a will, there’s a way. That you are not alone, but you need to understand who’s with you. And that strategic planning looks at both present and future.

Why is it important for you and your organization? Simply put: because if you don’t have a plan, you will always be part of someone else’s plan.

We invite you to join us in exercising to become an active citizen and keeping the minds and hearts alert for the wellbeing of us all. 

Join us on 18th of December, 13:30 EET. Register here: ➡️https://forms.gle/PkdvdW9JULzxmHbYA 

For details: Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub

 

The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the "Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks", within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 - March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.

 

About Progress Foundation

 

Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level - as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

Occupy Library Innovators HUBSharing Cafe
[ December 8, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Recordings of Welcome to Ukraine! Sharing Café

“Welcome to Ukraine! Sharing Café”, Tuesday, 8th of December brought us great speakers from Ukraine who shared with us their stories on how they work to help their communities grow. 

During these 90 minutes, we explored and discussed concrete examples of library-CSO partnerships from Ukraine with the help of our guests: Alexander Kozyrev – Lugansk Regional Universal Scientific Library, Kateryna Aleksieienko – Lviv Central City Library named after Lesia Ukrainka, Tetiana Mykytiuk – Chernivtsi Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Mykhailo Ivasiuk, and our facilitator Yaroslava Soshynska – Executive Director of Ukrainian Library Association.

 

Sharing Cafe: Welcome to Ukraine! - free sharing session for the Occupy Library Innovators HUB community

Occupy Library Innovators HUBSharing Cafe
[ November 30, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Welcome to Ukraine! Sharing Cafe by @Occupy Library Innovators HUB, 8th of December, 10:30 EET

Libraries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) provide support for communities to grow and develop. Their partnership is crucially important, when we are faced with different challenges: social and economic crisis, pandemic, military action, etc.  Sharing experiences and visions help us to get new knowledge, innovative ideas, useful methods and find out how to make our life better. 

Join the Progress Foundation and Ukrainian Library Association at Welcome to Ukraine – Sharing Cafe and learn about the Ukrainian context and experience, get info about different initiatives and about partnership between libraries and CSOs. 

Come together for a conversation – how libraries and CSOs are bringing changes and innovations to their communities, making them more sustainable and answering people’s needs.

Join the “Welcome to Ukraine! Sharing Cafe” by registering here: https://forms.gle/yNbEJtGf5TYnH8WL7 

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub

 

The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the "Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks", within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 - March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.

 

About Progress Foundation

 

Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level - as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

For further details:

Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

 

Occupy Library Innovators HUBWebinar
[ November 27, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Flying can be taught, and so can democracy – recordings and support materials of the webinar

On the 26th of November,  Camelia Crișan introduced us to the hard questions we need to answer as active citizens, and inspired us to take a step further, foresee the future and help building it in our communities.

 

Flying can be taught, and so can democracy! - a free webinar on active citizenship

Click here to view or download the slides!

Occupy Library Innovators HUBWebinar
[ November 19, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Flying can be taught, and so can democracy – a free webinar on active citizenship by Occupy Library Innovators HUB

Progress Foundation is inviting all CSO professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea regions to join the Occupy Library Innovators Hub’s events! The series of free, online, share & learn events for CSOs and public libraries continues with Active citizenship, a webinar facilitated by Camelia Crisan, international consultant and facilitator.  If someone told you: “Flying can be taught, and so can democracy”, would you believe that person? We would not, at the beginning. Because who would think that democracy is something you can learn. You can experience it, the lucky ones are born in it and live it throughout their lives.  However, the last years’ global situation showed us that there is no such thing as taking democracy for granted. Democracy is a process, defending freedom is a process. And for that you need an active, sharp mind.  The webinar on active citizenship is definitely not going to be the usual discussion about what’s best for you. It is going to be about debating and challenging norms and learning to speak painful truths with a loud voice.  We invite you to join us in exercising to become an active citizen and keeping the minds and hearts alert for the wellbeing of us all.  Join us on 26th of November, 10:30 EET. Register here: ➡️https://forms.gle/pEAQFw5jDpq9tYVJ8  For details: Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub

 

The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the "Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks", within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 - March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.

 

About Progress Foundation

 

Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level - as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

Matchmaking CafeOccupy Library Innovators HUB
[ November 5, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

Let’s work together – Matchmaking Café: meet, greet and grow communities! @Occupy Library Innovators HUB

If you tried to change the world for the better, you know this is not an easy task – it takes time, it takes knowledge and it takes a lot of friends to make relevant changes even in the smallest communities. 

What about us working together for a change? Let’s meet, greet and match, so we can find out how we can support one another in this process of making better communities.

Progress Foundation is inviting all CSO professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea regions to join the Occupy Library Innovators Hub’s events!

The series of free, online, share & learn events for CSOs and public libraries continues with Let’s work together – Matchmaking Café, hosted by Progress Foundation.

This 90 minutes long speed-dating session will be facilitated on Hopin platform,  and is designed to match organizations with specific interests, so as to create a first contact to be developed in future joint projects.

Join us on 12th of November, 10:30 EET to meet and greet change-makers from CSOs and libraries: ➡️https://forms.gle/rHbhF6mzz5Q734QR8 

For details: Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub

 

The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the "Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks", within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 - March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.

 

About Progress Foundation

 

Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level - as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

Occupy Library Innovators HUBWebinar
[ November 5, 2020 by admin 0 Comments ]

An ecosystem of innovation – recordings and support materials of the webinar

Wednesday, 4th of November, at 10:30 EEST time Ovidiu Hristu Condurache, Venture Representative at Ashoka Romania, gave us a fabulous overview of the 5R model (developed by USAID) and helped us understand how to apply it for innovation.

An ecosystem of innovation - free webinar for the Occupy Library Innovators HUB community

Click here to view or download the 5R model exercise sheet!

Click here to view or download the slides!