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2019: Media Literacy starts at the library

glbflogoIn 2019, Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation for the second time will be the national partner for the ALL DIGITAL Week.

Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation (GLBF) is a non-profit organization established in 2013 as a successor of the BMGF’s programme Bulgarian Libraries – Access Points to Information and Communication for All. GLBF goal is to enhance information literacy, life-long learning, local communities’ development and civil society participation by providing favorable conditions for equal access to information.

Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation will coordinate the campaign and will facilitate communication between partners on the national and local level.  GLBF will work with 25 regional libraries. They will organize events in partnership with schools, local universities, NGOs, Regional Labor Offices. Also on the national level GLBF will work with universities, State Agency for National Security, NGOs.

Public libraries will be responsible for the organization of the local activities and will disseminate information and promotional materials to the local communities. Regional libraries and their partners /schools, NGO’s, regional offices responsible for the cybersecurity/ will organize 2 or 3 events during the week. They will use presentation, lectures, workshops. The target groups will be young people 14-18 years old. They will invite between 15 to 20 people. The main focus will be Media Literacy but also cybersecurity.

In addition, GLBF is implementing a project “Generation Code“. The aim of the project is to provide digital skills training and coding for Bulgaria’s youth, especially those from a small town and rural areas. Through this project GLBF reaches out to thousands of children in fun coding workshops to develop the skills of young people in computational thinking training. During March in 20 schools and libraries, 200 students from 3-4 and 5-6 grade will have classes in coding with Finch and Scratch.

During the campaign GLBF plans to engage at least 1,000 participants in events.

Contact: Svilen Tozev


2018

  • Report on ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 in Bulgaria – see below
  • Overview of commitments for ALL DIGITAL Week in Bulgaria – see below

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2018 REPORT: Better understand and use the technology

glbflogoIn 2018, Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation for the first time was the national partner for the ALL DIGITAL Week.

Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation (GLBF) is a non-profit organization established in 2013 as a successor of the BMGF’s programme Bulgarian Libraries – Access Points to Information and Communication for All. GLBF goal is to enhance information literacy, life-long learning, local communities’ development and civil society participation by providing favorable conditions for equal access to information.

Vidin – Online Security workshop

GLBF has a network of more than 900 libraries, and its main partners for the ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 were 16 Regional Libraries (working in 16 different regions of Bulgaria). They in their turn reached hundreds of school, college and university students and adults through promotional campaigns in their cities and regions, and conducting variety of activities.

Varna – 3D Technologies workshop at the ‘Friends of Library’ club

For the ALL DIGITAL Week 2018, several types of events and activities were organized: e-skills testing and IT career guidance training, seminars on online safety and online skills for people over 60, meetings with the representatives of Bulgarian Tax Agency, Regional Police forces involved in online crime and violence prevention and their NGO partners, lectures for school kids for basic programming skills using different types of robots, 3D technologies, debates with students on “Developing Critical Thinking and Media Literacy. Realizing and combating fake news, hate speech, and social media abuse”, discussions on internet safety, practical training on working with digital devices, and other workshops and webinars.

Varna – Coding with Finch

There were two main focuses in the campaign: robotics and “Developing Critical Thinking and Media Literacy. Realizing and combating fake news, hate speech, and social media abuse”. The first highlight was based on the need of presenting the coding and ICT to children in an attractive and involving way, while the second topic is a part of ongoing discussion in media and society in Europe.

Gabrovo – Digital Literacy training

GLBF is mostly proud of the involvement in discussions of the high school students and their teachers.

The other thing they are proud of is the participation of 16 out of 26 Regional Libraries in Bulgaria which shows their understanding of the needs of their visitors and, as they say, friends (the topics for the activities were chosen by the libraries themselves).

During the campaign in Bulgaria, 17 partners organised 56 events for 1,000 participants.

Contact: Viktoria Bitzova-Stoyanova

 


2018: Better understand and use the technology

glbflogoGlobal Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation for the first time will be the national partner for the ALL DIGITAL Week.

Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation (GLBF) is a non-profit organization established in 2013 as a successor of the BMGF’s programme Bulgarian Libraries – Access Points to Information and Communication for All. GLBF goal is to enhance information literacy, life-long learning, local communities’ development and civil society participation by providing favorable conditions for equal access to information.

GLBF has a network of more than 900 libraries, and its main partners for the ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 are 13 Regional Libraries (working in 13 different regions of Bulgaria). They will in their turn reach hundreds of school, college and university students and adults through  promotional campaigns in their cities and regions, and conducting variety of activities.

For the ALL DIGITAL Week 2018, several types of events and activities will be organized:  e-skills testing and IT career guidance training, seminars on online safety and online skills for people over 60, meetings with the representatives of Bulgarian Tax Agency, Regional Police forces involved in online crime and violence prevention and their NGO partners, lectures for school kids for basic programming skills using different types of robots, 3D technologies, debates with students on “Developing Critical Thinking and Media Literacy. Realizing and combating fake news, hate speech, and social media abuse”, discussions on internet safety, practical training on working with digital devices, and other workshops and webinars.

The campaign will be promoted among 13 existing centers and over 900 libraries in Bulgaria. Together with its partners, Global Libraries Bulgaria Foundation will engage at least 500 people in the ALL DIGITAL Week in Bulgaria.

Contact: Viktoria Bitzova-Stoyanova