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The Europe Challenge 2022

Are you a library working with your community in Europe and do you want to solve a challenge together?


We are calling on every library in Europe to apply to the 2022 Europe Challenge: from public libraries to mobile, rural, school, university and prison libraries, municipal and national libraries.

Europe today faces great challenges: war, polarisation, disinformation, climate and energy crises. If we are to respond to these challenges, the people of Europe must lead the way in solidarity.

But if we are to find solidarity, there must be safe spaces where people can come together and build understanding. Libraries, with their connections to communities and to municipalities and local governments, are such spaces. Recognisable to all, they provide access to trusted information and knowledge that is needed now more than ever.

We have launched the Europe Challenge 2022, and we are calling on libraries in Europe to apply! Every library in Europe is eligible to take part in the Europe Challenge, from public libraries to mobile, rural, school, university, and prison libraries, municipal and national libraries.

Interested in learning more about The Europe Challenge? To find out more, visit theeuropechallenge.eu and watch the recording of an event that took place on Europe Day, 9 May 2022 and listen to the Europe Challenge stories from the previous participants.