Public Libraries 2020 joins the European Internet Forum

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 17:00

Public Libraries 2020 is pleased to announce that we have become an Associate Member of the European Internet Forum (EIF).

The European Internet Forum (EIF) was founded by three Members of the European Parliament in 2000.  As the forum states on its website,

EIF’s mission is to help provide European political leadership for the development of European and multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital transformation. Its purpose is to help ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of this transformation and benefits fully from it through enhanced global competitiveness and social progress.

EIF’s mission is to support Members of the European Parliament from all political groups in their efforts to shape policy and regulation responsive to the growing potential of the internet and new technologies.

EIF focuses on issues and actions at the top of the political agenda and on emerging future trends at both European and global level. Through a continuous programme of live debates and special projects featuring open and inclusive dialogue, EIF creates a space for greater understanding of the digital world.

We look forward to working with the EIF and associated Members of European Parliament to discuss the future of digital skills and the enormous contribution that public libraries make in providing citizens with both basic and advanced ICT skills, for jobs and for life.