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KA2 INN. Adults “Family Library Business”

Rural and Regional Libraries as Local Family Entrepreneurship Centers

Project Code: KA204-BFD8152B 

EU Grant: 168.656,00 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Coordinating Organization: Sabiedriba Ar Ierobezotu Atbildibu – Latvia 

Participating Countries:

  • Universitaet Padeborn – Germany,
  • Gradsja Knjiznica Rijeka – Croatia ,
  • Mine Vaganti NGO – Italy ,
  • Jelgava City Library – Latvia,
  • Dion Olympus Municipality – Greece 

Project dates: 01-10-2020 – 31-05-2022

The project will promote (teach) entrepreneurship in non-urban regions, putting special focus on promotion on family business creation and will use regional and rural libraries as a platform to reach people living regional and rural areas. Using their information, technology, human, resource and networking opportunities regional and rural libraries can be of benefit for the development of local entrepreneurship, innovations and the economic activity of local society. 

Events and Project target groups:

  1. Kick-off meeting: Transnational Projects Meeting  
  2. Partner meeting #2: Transnational Projects Meeting  
  3. Partner Meeting #3: Transnational Projects Meeting 
  4. Short-term joint staff training events: Librarians – Entrepreneurship mentors 
  5. Final Meeting: Transnational Projects Meeting 

Target Group: Adults from rural and marginalized areas 

Intellectual Output:

IO 1: E-learning module on Entrepreneurship for usage in Libraries 

IO 2: Mentoring methodology and e-learning course module for librarians

Project objectives/is supportive of the identified priorities as follows:

  1. Development and implementation of innovative practices of teaching Entrepreneurship to people living in regional and rural areas. 
  2. Increase sense of initiative and entrepreneurship among people living in regional and rural areas. 
  3. Develop a system where libraries serve as a centres for rural entrepreneurship development. 

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