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Spring is upon us! As we start heading into warmer weather and we see life flower around us once more, we want to take this edition to celebrate all the exciting work we are doing with libraries in our projects and how they are blooming into strong and vibrant community hubs offering a variety of activities.

Thanks for being on this journey with us. Please don't hesitate to share your inspiring stories - we love hearing from you!

- The PL2030 Team


Tell us about your EU funding capacities and needs!
Are you looking to apply for EU funding? Have you already applied for EU funding and managed an EU project? Are you curious about how you could access EU funds and build your capacity that way? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we've got a survey for you to fill!
Tell us all about your library, your experience with EU funding and EU projects and we'll take care of the rest with our "Resourcing Libraries" project. Don't worry if you don't have any we're designing a training programme to help you access EU funds if that's the case!
⏰ 7 minutes to fill this survey from start to finish
PL2030 at consultation meeting with stakeholders to prepare the "Future of the European Book Sector" report
We attended a closed consultation meeting chaired by MEP Frankowski (EPP, PL) on the European Book Sector asking stakeholders for input on the state-of-play for the sector. PL2030 presented the importance of public libraries in reading and literacy promotion. Keep an eye out for updates on this!

Project updates

ADELE multiplier event
On February 28 and March 1, we hosted the ADELE tool launch event as well as a transnational project meeting for all the partners. We were honoured to present the tool as well as hear valuable insights from Gina Ebner, Secretary General of the European Association for the Education of Adults, and Edith Leblanc, Project Manager for Digital Innovation at CultuurConnect. Find out more about the event on the ADELE website!
BIBLIO final meeting & policy event
On March 28 - 29, we organised a policy event and a final project meeting for the BIBLIO project. On the programme was the presentation of BIBLIO to MEPs as well as policy recommendations based on lessons learned in the project. Head on over to the BIBLIO website to find out more about the project!
Take part in the European Citizen Science Academy
We're taking part in the European Citizen Science Academy and are looking for 8 libraries to join this adventure with us! We're looking for all types of public libraries - whether you've already done citizen science activities in your library or if you're curious about it. More information about what this would mean for you!

EU items for your attention

European Digital Media Observatory
If you're looking to find support in the fight against disinformation, the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) could be your first stop! In a nutshell the EDMO brings together fact-checkers, media literacy experts, and academic researchers to understand and analyse disinformation in collaboration with media organisations, online platforms and media literacy practitioners. Within EU Member States, EDMO works with national and regional hubs to implement activities tackling disinformation at the grassroots, why not find your EDMO hub and start fighting disinformation with their help?
European Digital Skills Awards 2023

It's time to show off! The European Digital Skills Awards 2023 are open for applications.

If your work involves equipping Europeans with the necessary digital skills to live and work, perhaps your project or initiative could be the winner of one of the 5 categories of this year's edition:

  • Empowering Youth in Digital 
  • Digital Upskilling @ Work 
  • Digital Skills for Education
  • Inclusion in the Digital World
  • Women in ICT Careers

Find out more on who can apply and how on the European Digital Skills Awards 2023 page.
Deadline for applications: 08 April 2023

Day of European Authors

March 27 was the Day of European Authors marked by a Conference held in Sofia. EBLIDA President Ton van Vlimmeren was there to moderate the first panel. Find out more about the Day of European Authors.

Piqued our curiosity

Scoop: Texas abortion ban architect turns to libraries
Jonathan Mitchell, the Austin attorney widely credited with devising the legal strategy for a Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks and also empowers private citizens to bring lawsuits against those who violate it, is now applying the same novel legal mechanisms to book bans. Read on to find out about how this is leading the charge in censorship in libraries.

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