In the context of the Resourcing Libraries (RL:EU) project, the PL2030 team travelled to Lisbon on April 10 and 11 to host the RL:EU Conference on Digital Upskilling in Libraries and the second in-person partner meeting.

RL:EU Conference: Digital Upskilling in Libraries

The RL:EU conference was organised by EBLIDA, PiNA and PL2030 at the Torre do Tombo National Archives in Lisbon, Portugal. Attended by over 100 people in person and online, the RL:EU Conference provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about EU resources and funding programmes (Erasmus+, CERV), discover EU-funded projects on digital skills in public libraries in the ‘Living Library’ sessions, and to connect with other library professionals interested in EU projects. The conference was organised in a hybrid format, allowing for people to join online, with some sessions live-streamed on Zoom and interactive moderated online break-out rooms. The virtual and in-person Living Libraries sessions were organised to provide participants with the opportunity to discover various EU-funded projects on digital literacies that have taken place in libraries. The partners received positive feedback from participants on the conference!

Read more about the conference here.

Partner meeting in the Galveias Library

On April 11, the second in-person RL:EU partner meeting took place in Lisbon’s Galveias Palace Library. Gathering PiNA, PL2030 and EBLIDA, the meeting provided partners with an opportunity to reflect on the RL:EU Conference, and map out the future actions of the projects. As the project will be wrapping up in September 2024, the next few months will be focused on organising local events, and developing policy recommendations as well as a practical workbook on EU funding programmes and resources for libraries. The project results – in particular the workbook and policy recommendations – will be presented and promoted during the three multiplier events organised by the partners, and the final advocacy event in Brussels.

Read more here

Pictures by João Barata