The main goal of the Digital Travellers in Europe project is to foster digital inclusion of people whose lack of digital skills impedes their participation in society. Our target groups cover a range of people including, but not limited to, older citizens, migrants, and people from underprivileged background.
To achieve this goal the partners will work with public libraries, who are ideally placed to reach out to digitally excluded users.
Our first objective is to train a sample of 80 librarians, provide them with appropriate resources, and have them train a group of 4,000 digitally excluded people in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands and Poland.
Bibliothèques Sans Frontières – France is the project leader, and the partners are: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego, Bibliothėques Sans Frontières Belgique, Public Libraries 2030, Suomen Kirjastoseura (Finnish Library Association) – Finland, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library) – The Netherlands.
- Budget (FRSI): 67.314 EUR (EU grant: 53.852 EUR); project’s budget: 564.380 EUR (EU grant: 451.502 EUR),
- Funding: Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3: Support for policy reform (Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training)
- Duration: 24 months – December 2019 – November 2021;
- Partners: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego – Poland, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières – France (project lead), Bibliothėques Sans Frontières Belgique, Public Libraries 2030, Suomen Kirjastoseura (Finnish Library Association) – Finland, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library) – The Netherlands.
- Coordinator: Małgorzata Makowska
- Mapping of at least 500 resources to create a European database of resources available for librarians working in the domain of basic digital skills to help digitally excluded groups improve their skills.
- Training of 80 librarians in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands and Poland
- Trainings in the libraries of 4000 digitally excluded participants.
- Evaluating the methodology and the training process to formulate 5 policy recommendations on the role of the librarians in the community digital inclusion