By upgrading local public libraries into "Libraries for All", the symbolic cultural capital of the local migrant population will become an integral part of local public libraries. By serving the community as a whole, the libraries will be enhanced into local contact points for implementing common European integration strategies. The pilot projects will include libraries in four different European regions (Austria, Sweden, Germany and Czech Republic). A central focus will be the introduction of Advisory Boards for Multiculturalism (ABMs). The ABMs will consist of the librarians and specifically qualified members of the local immigrant communities.
Further on, the project will:
- Set up the project website.
- Will implement a cycle of seminars for librarians, immigrant organisations and expert organisations in integration in four European countries.
- Will publish a manual on how to create a “Library for all”.
- And will, with the cooperation of local partners, help other public libraries achieve the goal of a multicultural library.
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