Welcome to project LIB(e)RO!
Helping minor refugees getting started in Europe, learning a new language and finding their own way in a new social and cultural context – this is the aim of setting-up an e-learning-platform within project LIB(e)RO.
To further the integration of minor refugees, the project partners from Austria, Germany and Greece aim at making use of the potential of libraries as socially inclusive learning spaces, which provide ideal conditions for language acquisition as well as intercultural understanding.
2. Transnational Project Meeting in Passau: On 23rd and 24th of November, 2017, the LIB(e)RO project partners met in Passau. Together, they discussed the structure and contents of the platform and decided upon nexts steps regarding the implementation of the project. During the next months, contents will be uploaded onto the platform, which will then be ready for the starting of the testing phase in late spring 2018. During this testing phase the LIB(e)RO learning platform will then be used and evaluated in the actual work with librarians and refugees in libraries.
LIB(e)RO in action: On 3rd November, 2017, Ursula Liebmann from komm.bib will present LIB(e)RO as a Best Practice example at the annual symposium of libraries in Lower Austria. You can find more information on the symposium's programme as well as the online registration form following on the website of the Servicestelle Treffpunkt Bibliothek.
LIB(e)RO in action: On 5th and 6th October, 2017, the DVPW (German Political Science Association) Section on Political Science and Civic Education held a conference on "Protest and Participation" in Münster. During this conference, Marielle Ratter gave a presentation on project LIB(e)RO and reflected upon the opportunities and challenges of digital civic education offers for refugees. More information on the conference is available on the Website University of Münster.
LIB(e)RO in action: From 16th to 17th August 2017 Prof. Monika Kil from Danube University Krems and Ursula Liebmann from komm.bib presented our project LIB(e)RO during the IFLA conference "From Refugee to Citizen-Integration: Policies and Actions of Cultural Institutions". The event focused on the question how libraries and other cultural institutions can help to integrate refugees and immigrants into their new home societes and cultures.
The project is co-funded by the Eramus+ programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement no 2016-1-AT01-KA202-016797).
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