NordForsk Policy brief article accepted!

🇩🇰🇫🇮🇸🇪 Major dissemination results from CAPE project 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇸🇪

This week we were notified by NordForsk that our policy brief article: ‘How can Libraries Foster Civic Engagement in Digital Public Service Development?’, was accepted and will be included in the Nordforsk publication ‘Fast Track to Vision 2030’. It will be disseminated directly to the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Council, policy makers and senior officials in the Nordic cooperation and to other relevant stakeholders.

“Rapid digitalisation in public services in Nordic countries is inevitably excluding citizens who have limited digital skills. At present, public libraries are playing a crucial role in helping those citizens in closing this gap, thus assuming a buffering function between public services and disadvantaged citizens. This policy brief recommends supporting this role and further expanding it by creating an institutional model for civic engagement in the public libraries which bridges citizen needs and public service development”.

As soon as the final publication is made public, we will share it here. 🎉🎉🎉

More about the Nordic Vision 2030
The Nordic prime ministers and Ministers for Co-operation (MR-SAM) has proposed a Vision 2030 for making the Nordic Region the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. Before summer, Nordforsk put out a call to all ongoing research projects for submitting policy brief articles, describing how current research results could be turned into actions for society to reach the Nordic Vision 2030.

Authors of the article:
Jörn Christiansson, IT-Universitetet i København, Denmark
Suzan Boztepe, Malmö University, Sweden
Turkka Keinonen, Aalto University, Finland
Nicola Morelli, Aalborg University, Denmark

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