County Library „Nicolae Iorga”
Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Strand/category of the Culture Sub-programme: Cooperation projects (larger/ smaller scale)
Deadline of the strand: 2019
Deadline for confirming your interest in this partnership: September 2019
Cultural operator: County Library „N. Iorga” Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
The „N. Iorga” library was founded in 1921 and it has been supporting the community ever since, along with each new generation. The library is located in the centre of the city, in a heritage building. Part of our legacy to the community cultural fund is promotion of the rare book collections as well as of the current ones. We encourage reading, education and personal development. We took part in national and international projects which contributed in developing new services and had resulted in attracting new users. The librarians hold competences in communication and development of the children abilities, they use innovative work methods in coming up with new services, like design thinking, but also in training seniors for the purpose of integrating them in the active life. We collaborate with 80 local libraries, as well as with 100 national libraries and 4 European ones.
Str. Erou Calin Catalin, no.1, cod 100067, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Project Field: cultural children’s centres, cultural senior’s centres, platforms digitals
We are interested in taking part in projects which aim to develop children programs, workshops for youth and new services for the seniors in the community. Our county holds 804.158 inhabitants, out of which 173.726 are school goers. In this area, the elder population – over 65 years of age – is increasing and, as a result, we wish to meet them half way, cultural necessity wise. We would like to create digital platforms for the public access. An interesting challenge for us would be to be able to determine the private sector to invest in the IT sector, digitization or robotics. Also, their expertise would be welcomed in the librarian work, too. Any creative, European approach would considerably contribute to the librarians’ endeavour to expend the institution visibility outside the region. We also consider that the traditional libraries and cultural centres’ experience in implementing educative-cultural projects could be beneficial for us, and we search for projects that have as objective the exchange of good practices and the acquirement of new competences. We cooperate with some regional and national foundations and NGOs.
Partners searched: countries all interested in the field of children’s culture, or interested senior’s services
Profile: Libraries, Cultural Heritage, educational or pedagogic organisations, Local and Regional Authorities, other institutions interested in the field of children’s culture or seniors