March 5, 2021

An ecosystem of innovation: learn, share and grow communities! @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 with An ecosystem of innovation, a webinar facilitated by Ovidiu Condurache, Venture Representative at Ashoka Romania.

Innovation doesn’t happen in a lab, it is dependent on the system around our work. That is why, we invite you to join a session where we explore what are different dimensions of innovation. Using the 5R model developed by USAID, we will discover how we can bring something new in the way we use resources, we build relationships, create roles and develop rules within our system. This will be a practical session, each of the participants will be guided to apply this analysis model on your project / organization / idea.  

Join us on 4th of November, 10:30 EET to learn about successful innovators around the world, and share your experiences as a change-maker: ➡️

For details: Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager

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.

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