Connect://able - Innovating Digital and Social Inclusion

Bergen Public Library partners with forward-thinking organisations in a project called Connect://able

Connect://able is an innovative Erasmus+ Project. The project focus is to develop creative learning activities that will improve digital skills and enhance social inclusion.


  • Project Duration: Connect://able will run for two years, from November 2020 until November 2022.
  • Project Partners: Bergen Public Library is working on this project with Blenders from Belgium, Aarhus Public Libraries from Denmark, and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).
  • Project Kick-Off: Bergen Public Library hosted a digital kick-off for Connect://able on January 6, 2021. 

From learning to participation  

Many Europeans do not have the skills necessary to participate in a digital-first society. Improving digital skills and ensuring digital literacy is vital to maintain inclusive communities. Working with solutions to overcome the digital divide in Europe is an essential part of the Connect://able project. 

Connect://able will explore the potential of digital technology as a tool to enhance social inclusion.

About the partners

Blenders is a social innovation organisation located in Turnhout, Belgium. They offer digital guidance to local citizens through various workshops and a telecentre with access to computers.

Aarhus Public Libraries have several years of experience with design thinking, which will be the main method for developing learning activities during Connect://able.

The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) joins this project for research purposes. HVL will collect data from the entire project for a report study, which will offer valuable insights about digital tools in learning.  


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Connect://able will explore the potential of digital technology as a tool to enhance social inclusion. Connect://able Project

Contact

Project Manager Johnny Holmvåg, johnny.holmvag@bergen.kommune.no
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