Who we are
Find out about our mission and values
Our vision is that public libraries empower citizens to create a democratic, socially engaged and digitally inclusive Europe. We undertake projects, build networks of pioneering libraries and carry out targeted EU level advocacy in Brussels.
Guiding our actions is the motivation to foster a culture of participation across Europe at all levels. We connect libraries with cross-border initiatives and innovative projects aiming to tackle the global issues that citizens are facing today. We link policy makers, businesses and civil society groups with a ready-made pan-European network of public spaces that are ideally placed to raise civic awareness on major societal challenges.
We multiply the impact of these projects through targeted advocacy – collaborating with librarians to leverage their work to win support from local politicians and to resist negative or populist narratives, and by coordinating EU level advocacy in Brussels in order to affect long-term change.