The Digital Travellers project brings together six partners from five different European countries who will join forces to foster digital inclusion of digitally excluded groups through public libraries: Bibliothèques Sans Frontières from France, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières Belgique from Belgium,
Fundacja Rozwoju Spoleczenstwa Informacyjnego from Poland, Koninklijke Bibliotheek Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland from the Netherlands, Suomen Kirjastoseura from Finland and Public Libraries 2030.
Bibliothèques Sans Frontières (BSF), from France, is an NGO founded in 2007, focused on building bridges between the information society and those who do not have access to it. They will be in charge of overall management of the Digital Travellers project. BSF will also be leading the work on dissemination through the adaptation of the Digital Travellers database to the project.
Bibliothèques Sans Frontières Belgique (BSF Be), is a Belgian NGO, focused on digital education and digital literacy, mostly in schools and libraries.
They will be responsible for the training of the 80 selected librarians, in four countries (Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands and Poland). The documentation of this training will be available online to all partners and libraries in their networks.
Public libraries 2030 is a non-profit organisation that grew out of Public Libraries 2020 programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
With regards to their strong experience in advocacy, PL2030 will lead the formulation of policy recommendations based on evaluation of project impact. It will be in charge of the whole organisation and mobilisation of policy makers and other stakeholders, around the annual Generation Code: Born at the Library event at the European Parliament in Brussels during EU Code Week 2021. PL2030 will also strongly support dissemination and communication and will manage the project website.
Suomen Kirjastoseura, the Finnish Library Association (FLA), founded in 1910, is a non-profit and politically independent association who works to increase awareness of libraries’ tasks and functions and to strengthen libraries’ conditions and opportunities.
The Finnish Library Association (FLA) has a steady partnership with libraries across Finland FLA will also be responsible for coordinating for the testing of the upscaled and translated best practice in libraries in the 4 countries.
Fundacja Rozwoju Spoleczenstwa Informacyjnego (FRSI) is an NGO whose mission is to support local communities from rural areas through non-formal education provided to all groups of citizens to let them efficiently use digital tools for civic engagement, professional and personal development.
For the Digital Travellers project, FRSI will lead on quality assurance and evaluation, based on their extensive experience in project management and evaluation, especially in previous Erasmus+ projects.
Koninklijke Bibliotheek Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (KB): The mission of the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, is to bring people and information together by offering everyone everywhere access to everything published in and about the Netherlands.
The KB will coordinate the preparation phase, with oversight on partners’ upscaling of the Digital Travellers best practice and mapping the resources to the EU Digital Competence
Framework for Citizens (DigComp).