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Welcome to the 2022 Europe Challenge: The future is now

The Europe Challenge is an annual programme that offers funding and support to libraries and communities to explore how we can meet, live together, and work in the Europe of today.

Europe today faces great challenges: war, polarisation, disinformation, climate & energy and cultural 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. Recognisable to all, providing access to trusted information and knowledge, libraries are such spaces. Libraries are, increasingly, trusted democratic spaces which provide access to knowledge and information and are recognisable to all.