The Europe Challenge
The Europe Challenge is an annual programme that brings together teams from libraries and communities across Europe to address social isolation, inequality, disinformation, climate crises and other local challenges by developing, sharing and implementing creative solutions with support from the European Cultural Foundation and its partners. The initiative is a unique growing network of European libraries that work together to enhance democratic participation and social and environmental well-being through citizen-led local change.
The current edition, Europe Challenge 2024: Libraries, Communities and Democracy, runs from January to September 2024.
“Libraries are safe, diverse, democratic spaces. They are trusted spaces. They are human spaces in an age of Artificial Intelligence.”
André Wilkens, Director, European Cultural Foundation
Sense of Belonging
‘Sense of Belonging’ showcases the 39 initiatives created during the Europe Challenge between 2021 and 2023, and tells the back-story: why and how the programme was conceived. Order a copy here.
Europe Challenge Slide deck
A slide show featuring the 39 initiatives is also a free download. The slideshow is available as a PowerPoint presentation and as an autoplay presentation for TV screens.
The poster exhibition
A poster exhibition-in-a-box. Is offered as free downloads. Any library or community across Europe can organise their own exhibition and inspire their public.