EU funded projects in BiH

Mobil library service for life long learning in rural communities of Karlovac Co unty and Una Sana Canton - MOBILLL

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2010
Value €46,031
Periods of implementation 2013
Locations BIHAĆ, BOSANSKA KRUPA, BOSANSKI PETROVAC, CAZIN, KLJUČ, SANSKI MOST, VELIKA KLADUŠA, BUŽIM

Results

The project established mobile library services in Karlovac and Bihac. As a first step, van vehicles were purchased and adapted for library (interior adaptation for accommodation and transport of books, ICT equipment with wireless internet access, heating / cooling system; books and material were selected according to the target users). Between the mobile library establishment end of January 2014 and the end of the project in May 2014, more than 12,500 volumes of books and other materials were loaned by the library service users. Approximately 1400 inhabitants of the bordering rural areas use mobile library services. Through the mobile libraries services the project enabled that the population in rural areas along the border will have possibility to use the library services and thus create conditions for their access to life-long learning (LLL). A series of educational activities to support LLL and cultural events were organised by the mobile library service. To foster the cross-border exchanges, a cross-border community network of public institutions and NGOs in the field of education, culture and local community development was established.

SUMMARY

The project seeks to enable access to community based services that foster lifelong learning and cross border networking of rural communities in Karlovac County (Croatia) and Una Sana Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina). With the aim to establish a continuous and quality access to information through mobile library services and carefully designed training sessions for adults in rural areas, the project will enhance the mutual co-operation and awareness on subjects such as democracy, civil rights, alternative income generation and related best EU practices. To enhance the cross-border exchange, a set of cultural activities will be organised, including the International librarien conference "Juni na Uni" and a formal cross-border network for support of the mobile library service will be established.

RESULTS

The project established mobile library services in Karlovac and Bihac. As a first step, van vehicles were purchased and adapted for library (interior adaptation for accommodation and transport of books, ICT equipment with wireless internet access, heating / cooling system; books and material were selected according to the target users). Between the mobile library establishment end of January 2014 and the end of the project in May 2014, more than 12,500 volumes of books and other materials were loaned by the library service users. Approximately 1400 inhabitants of the bordering rural areas use mobile library services. Through the mobile libraries services the project enabled that the population in rural areas along the border will have possibility to use the library services and thus create conditions for their access to life-long learning (LLL). A series of educational activities to support LLL and cultural events were organised by the mobile library service. To foster the cross-border exchanges, a cross-border community network of public institutions and NGOs in the field of education, culture and local community development was established.