About the programme
About The Europe Challenge programme
The Europe Challenge is an annual programme that brings together libraries and communities across Europe to address pressing challenges in their local areas. The programme was first launched in 2020 by the European Cultural Foundation and partners.
Libraries and communities apply to the programme via an annual open call. The programme offers them:
- a series of online and in-person workshops and mentoring sessions;
- funding of up to EUR 10.000 (optional);
- additional peer-to-peer exchange opportunities, networking and travel.
The open call Europe Challenge 2024: Libraries, Communities and Democracy is now closed. The Europe Challenge 2024 is kindly supported by Fondazione Cariplo, the Scottish Libraries and Information Council, and public funding by Arts Council England. The programme delivery partners in 2024 are Changency, OBA and Public Libraries 2030.
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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.