International projects of Panevėžys Region

Ongoing projects

Stories make the life better

Project duration: 2021–2023

Partners:

  • Ignalina District Municipality Public Library
  • Prachatice City Library in the Czech Republic
  • Ludza Municipality (head of the Project)

Project presentation

The aim of the project is to create permanent storytelling study groups to be run in partner organizations. The contribution of the project will also increase the storytelling skills of legends and folk tales in a variety of techniques for different target groups (narrators, both librarians and adults).

Activities are planned during the project

It is planned to establish storytelling study groups in partner organizations, to study various storytelling techniques for different target audiences.

Project results

A network of storytelling study groups in partner organizations will be created, enabling the development and implementation of storytelling techniques in their daily work.

Contact information: Vida Sekonienė, Deputy Director, e-mail pavadutoja@ignalinosvb.lt

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ program

EU Read&Art

Project duration: 2021–2023

Partners:

  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Slovenia
  • Greece
  • France

Project presentation

The Ignalina‘s Public Library implements the international ERASMUS+ project  „EU Read&Art“  ,,The first European digital library of book trailers and adult creative expressions”. Project focuses on people at age 50 and above, but all readers or interested institutions who would like to recommend a book, contribute with voluntary and creative work can join the activities.

Activities are planned during the project

Within two years of the project‘s implementation it is planned to create online platform dedicated to the first digital library of book trailers. 500 trailers will be created and uploaded by the Lithuanian and other partner countries.

Project results

„EU-READ&ART” encourages to read and present read books in different perspective than usual – with short ad videos that express the impression of the book and so motivates others to read it. The project also includes various training lectures for involved specialists in order to help people create book trailers using digital art expressions. 

Contact information: Vida Sekonienė, Deputy Director, e-mail pavadutoja@ignalinosvb.lt

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ program

Implemented projects

Reducing socio-cultural exclusion in Ignalina district, based on the Italian experience

Project duration: 2019 07 01 – 2021 09 30

Partners:

  • Ignalina District Municipality
  • Ignalina Third Century University
  • JUMP in Erasmus Plus International Trainings

Project presentation

The overall goal of the project consortium (library, municipal administration, third century university) is to reduce the socio-cultural exclusion of older people in Ignalina district.

Activities planned during the project

It is planned to get acquainted with the activities of different cultural, local self-government institutions, communities, third century universities in Italy, activating the cooperation of the consortium members in the fields of culture and lifelong learning in Ignalina district. After monitoring the Italian model, it is palnned to apply possible new initiatives in district institutions, non-governmental organizations, communities and thus improve services provided to geographically remote users of older generation.

Project result

Through these activities, a group of librarians, local authorities and third-century university administrators will be introduced to the models of cooperation existing in Italy and apply these models to reduce socio-cultural exclusion of older people in Ignalina district.

Contact information: Vida Sekonienė, Deputy Director, e-mail p., pavadutoja@ignalinosvb.lt

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ program

International writer’s residency program Writing@Moletai

Project duration: 2021 03 01 – 2021 11 30

Project partner: Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library

Project presentation

The international writers’ residency program “Writing@Molėtai” enables ten Lithuanian and foreign writers to live and work in Molėtai region for 3-4 weeks, get acquainted with the local cultural life, cooperate with other authors, the local art community and readers. Meetings with the authors are open and free of charge, they will be broadcasted on the Internet, texts will be published on the Molėtai Library website, in the literary press and as an e-book.

Activities planned during the project

Ten writers will be living and working in Molėtai region for a month. The texts will be pushed in various outlets. Meetings with the authors will be organized and broadcasted.

Project result

This project will result in cultural exchange between the visiting authors and the local community of Molėtai, and a body of published literary work created during this program.

Responsible for the project: Austėja Jasaitienė, Chief librarian of the Innovation and maintenance department, e-mail austeja.biblioteka@gmail.com

Partially funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture

Strengthening families by means of libraries’ cooperation as contribution to socio-economic growth in Ludza municipality, Rokiškis district and Jēkabpils City (HOME)

Project duration: 2020 07 01 – 2022 06 30

Partners:

  • Ludza Municipality (head of the Project)
  • Jēkabpils library
  • Rokiškis District Municipal Library

Project presentation

The objective of the project is to facilitate socio-economic activity of residents of Ludza (Latvia), Rokiškis (Lithuania) and Jēkabpils (Latvia) municipalities. The project aims to contribute to the improvement of living conditions in 3 deprived municipalities, which are remote from large development centres, have low birth and high death rates and low level of income. It will be achieved by cooperation between Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils libraries. Libraries offering comfortable and pleasant conditions for families will be a place for socialisation and communication and where people can feel equal.

Activities planned during the project

Ludza Town Library, Rokiškis District Municipal Library and Jēkabpils City Library will intensify their work with families as small “societies” in the local society. They will widen the range of age of their visitors and will provide family-friendly conditions in their premises. The libraries will introduce attractive, entertaining and educational Family Time activities, where families can take part and learn something new in various topics. In total, the libraries will organise 114 Family Time activities.

Two big joint family festivals will be organised in Ludza and Rokiškis with participation of local families with children. In order to learn more how to work with different generations librarians will take part in 3 joint seminars and in a educational visit to libraries in Helsinki, Finland.

A gaming platform HOME will be jointly created giving access for anyone to information about Ludza, Rokiškis and Jēkabpils in the form of a game.

The libraries will improve their technical equipment: they will purchase laptops, interactive displays, games and toys for children of different age as well as furniture. Ludza and Jēkabpils libraries will acquire baby changing stations. Rokiškis library premises will be repaired to ensure more comfortable environment for visitors.

Project results

Improved socio-economic situation of resident families of Ludza (Latvia), Rokiškis (Lithuania) and Jēkabpils (Latvia) municipalities. More quality time activities and learning opportunities for families in these areas.

Responsable for the project is Rasa Vingelienė, project coordinator, e-mail, rasavingeliene71@gmail.com

The project is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

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