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International workshop for libraries and municipalities

“Do it through European programs!”

28 March 2023

National Library of Latvia, Conference Centre, Sector D

Members: 20 representatives of Latvian public libraries and 20 representatives of the relevant local governments

Moderator – Emils Rotgalvis, NLL Library Development Centre

Programme

From 9.15 arrivals, registration and morning coffee

10.00-10.40 Introduction and context of European financial instruments

Moderator will invite participants to participate in the Menti.com survey (needs each of their own smart phones)

Brief presentations:

Examples of European programmes and EBLIDA instruments – Giuseppe Vitiello, Director OF EBLIDA (in English)

European programmes in Latvia – Zanda Saulīte, Director of the EU Funds Department of the Ministry of Culture, Anastasija Konkina and Zane Meļķe, representative of the EU Culture Contact Point (Latvian)

Library Experience – Three libraries previously addressed will share their experience in a 3-minute short narrative: Jelgava City Library, Ludza municipality library, Cesvaine Library.

10.40 – 12.00 Workshop Part 1

Moderator will invite participants to participate in the Menti.com survey (needs each of their own smart phones)

Brief presentation:

European Programme Assessment Criteria – Zanda Saulīte, Director of the EU Fund Department of the Ministry of Culture (in Latvian)

Group Job:

Members will be divided into 5 groups (4 librarians and 4 local government representatives in each group, work in Latvian).

In a joint discussion on the needs of libraries, each group will have to choose one idea to further develop. In a pre-prepared presentation form, the groups will have to prepare a brief application for the idea of the project, in line with the criteria for evaluating European programmes.

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00 Workshop Part 2

5 group presentations on their project idea (5 mins in English)

Feedback from experts on the basis of available European financial instruments: EBLIDA (ERASMUS + and E-PANEMA); Ministry of Culture (European Structural Funds, Creative Europe, CERV).

14.00-14.30 closing and assessment

Moderator will invite participants to participate in the Menti.com survey (needs each of their own smart phones)

Participants will be asked to complete the Evaluation Forms.

The workshop in Latvia is developed in cooperation with the LNB, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the Association of Latvian Bibliars and is the first of a series of local workshops in various European countries hosting the European Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EUROPEAN Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations, EBLIDA), ERASMUS + project “Opening the doors of possibilities for public libraries” within the framework of the project. EBLIDA partners are also the Public Libraries 2030 (Public Libraries 2030, PL2030) and the Association for Culture and Education (PiNA).

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