November 29, 2020

Flying can be taught, and so can democracy – a free webinar on active citizenship by 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 Active citizenship, a webinar facilitated by Camelia Crisan, international consultant and facilitator.

If someone told you: “Flying can be taught, and so can democracy”, would you believe that person? We would not, at the beginning. Because who would think that democracy is something you can learn. You can experience it, the lucky ones are born in it and live it throughout their lives.

However, the last years’ global situation showed us that there is no such thing as taking democracy for granted. Democracy is a process, defending freedom is a process. And for that you need an active, sharp mind.

The webinar on active citizenship is definitely not going to be the usual discussion about what’s best for you. It is going to be about debating and challenging norms and learning to speak painful truths with a loud voice.

We invite you to join us in exercising to become an active citizen and keeping the minds and hearts alert for the wellbeing of us all.  Join us on 26th of November, 10:30 EET.

Register here: ➡️https://forms.gle/pEAQFw5jDpq9tYVJ8 

For details: Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

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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