Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

BiblioTechs: Transforming Public Libraries into Functional Ones

Date Enacted: October 2020
Country: Albania

“‘BiblioTech: public libraries into functional ones’ is an initiative of the Municipality of Tirana and UNICEF Albania, implemented in close collaboration with Albanian Sustainable Development Organization (ASDO). The initiative aims to transform four of Tirana’s libraries into technological hubs for children, young people and the community in general. The incubators will be a vessel to enhance children’s and young people’s digital literacy, safety and contribute to also narrow the intergenerational gap between their parents and themselves.” According to UNICEF, given the challenges and lessons of COVID-19, this project enables “access to digital technology for everyone” including by “putting children and young people in its center.”