Urban Knowledge Hubs - Transformative Societal Spaces for Hybrid Libraries in the Baltic Sea Region
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BALTIC UKH

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
1 Innovative societies
objective
1.2 Responsive public services
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
August 2023 - July 2025
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BALTIC UKH

The project BALTIC UKH helps authorities and education institutions increase digital literacy by designing attractive hybrid spaces for people to learn, interact and exchange reliable information.
Project summary

BALTIC UKH responds to the growing need for spaces across the BSR where citizens can access and exchange reliable and comprehensible information. These spaces need to be open for digital and physical provision of information and services, and be connected to global information networks and local communities. Public entities&NGOs that provide information and related services are needed to design such innovative spaces that enable citizens to become digitally literate and well-informed. Digital literacy is a crucial competence for professional development and sociocultural participation, as well as in the fight against disinformation and propaganda. Importantly, engaging groups and individuals is a key to designing successful hybrid spaces for information provision and knowledge exchange, however, there are no standards or shortcuts for designing such spaces. The aim of the project is to provide public authorities and others with tools and methods for the participatory design of accessible and attractive informational spaces and services. Following the idea of Urban Knowledge Hubs (UKH) as a new space concept, the project’s main output will be a research-based toolbox for the conceptualisation and design of such hybrid information hubs. The toolbox will be adaptable for the needs of public authorities in urban and rural areas, as well as NGOs & higher education institutions. It will include best practices and will be made publicly available in 5 languages in all BSR countries.

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Budgets

BALTIC UKH
in numbers.
  • 0.49
    Million
    Total
  • 0.37
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.02
    Million
    Norway
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41 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 3 Pilotactivities 12 Organisationsin the project

BALTIC UKH
in numbers.

  • 53.564867959.985197232769067
  • 56.94107839999999524.096704188078494
  • 55.6730164512.580996594061457
  • 59.92144210.73267
Lead partnerState and University Library Hamburg
  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Hamburg
Total partner budget
217,200.00
National Library of Latvia
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
119,000.00
Royal Danish Library
  • Town
    København K
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Byen København
Total partner budget
120,400.00
Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Town
    Oslo
  • Region
  • Country
    Norway
  • Region
    Oslo
Total partner budget
37,800.00

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