Technology for Communities – a combo of free online events 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 on 11th of January with Welcome to Greece! Sharing Cafe, and Technology for Communities, facilitated by Eduact
Let’s share some ideas and good practices from Greece focusing on digital solutions and tools easily used by Libraries or CSOs. Practical examples will be presented in order to urge the involved ones to feel confident to use such initiatives themselves. The COVID 19 situation led us to even more tech-practices in an attempt to keep our community connected and vigorous. We are more than happy to share our know-how with testimonials and content developed to enhance the simplicity that technology brought to our case and to our network.
Join us and explore the Greek experience in putting technology to use for communities!
Register here for Welcome to Greece! Sharing Café, 11th of January, 10:30 EET : https://forms.gle/DLvA5F1ADbcUtXaT9
Technology is developing at a significant speed so not everyone can follow all the new equipment and digital tools. Tools for so many uses, that they may be used for the better of the community. Libraries and CSOs provide support for communities to grow and develop. And they do that at all times: normal times or during an emergency crisis and even a pandemic. So digital software that can be very useful to any library or CSO is essential for them to support their community effectively. It is proved that using several of these tools can teach anyone new methods and increase an organization’s productivity. A hands-on demonstration of using these tools is implemented into this webinar for the participants to test.
Meet the tools that can improve your organization’s productivity!
Register here for! Technology for communities Webinar, 11th of January, 13:30 EET : https://forms.gle/3cqvqSgvW1ZNouYW7
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.