Lithuanian libraries help citizens bridge the digital divide thanks to an ERDF project

500 000 Lithuanians are still not using the Internet, as a result of lack digital skills. Among them, people living in rural or deprived areas, low-income, low-education or unemployed individuals, older people, people with disabilities. The “Connected Lithuania” ERDF project, co-funded by the Republic of Lithuania, offers free digital literacy lessons to Lithuanian citizens. The training takes place in public libraries, involving librarians and volunteers, and has reached over 30.000 citizens so far – most of them women and over 50.

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