02.2022 – 02.2024
The ADELE Project (Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe) aims to promote a real transition in the use of digital technologies through the acquisition and development of digital competences in the field of non-formal education for adults.
Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe
Project ADELE – Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe aims to promote a real transition in the use of digital technologies through the acquisition and development of digital competencies in the field of non-formal education for adults.
Digital technologies have profoundly changed our personal, professional and educational lives. The changes in the educational landscape due to digital progress are far-reaching and the adult education sector is now exploring new roles, methods and services in lifelong learning to better reach learners and make its services easier for usage. But how can adult learning organizations, particularly those working in the non-formal education sector, know if they are making the most of digital technology? The Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe (ADELE) project aims to answer this question by offering a free, customizable web-based tool to help adult learning organizations consider how they use and where they can further integrate digital technologies to improve their services. The developed tool is based on the SELFIE tool for schools developed by the European Commission to support adult learning organizations offering non-formal education. In this way, the tool will help non-formal education organizations to be digitally ready and forward-looking.
Within the framework of the project, four international training events will be held, with a focus on the use of digital technologies, which will include networking activities, visits to national libraries, and meetings with experienced speakers and professionals in the field.
The partner organizations implementing the project are:
- Local Government Management Agency (Dublin, Ireland) – coordinator
- Public Libraries 2030 (Brussels, Belgium)
- European Grants International Academy (Foligno, Italy)
- Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo (Rome, Italy)
- Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation (Sofia, Bulgaria)
The project was launched in February 2022 г. with a total duration is 24 months, financially supported by the Erasmus + programme of the EU, КА2 action.