Generation Code: Born at the Library – the interactive exhibition showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU is back at the European Parliament on October, 9th during EU Code Week!


The exhibition will be at the European Parliament Library all day, with the following programme:


Interactive digital exhibition 10:00-17:30

Meet & Greet with your librarian 12:30-14:30 (3rd floor bar, opposite elevator)

VIP cocktail reception 18:00


     Speakers include:

                     ■ Esther de Lange, MEP host of Generation Code

                     Tibor Navracsics,Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

                     Katerina Havrlant, Director of Grow with Google

                     Loida Garcia Febo, President of the American Library Association


The exhibition exploring how future technologies are interacting with libraries across Europe will be hosted  by MEP Library Lover Esther de Lange and co-hosted by MEP Library Lovers Antanas Guoga, Catherine Stihler, Eva Maydell, Michal Boni, Sean Kelly and Julia Reda.


Exhibits include:

Coding Robots & Virtual Reality, Cologne Public Library, Germany
Zora the Robot, Muntpunt Library, Belgium
The Glass Room Experience & Data Detox Kit in your Library, Frysk Lab, The Netherlands
Draw Smarter/Build Smarter, Tallinn Public Library, Estonia
Press Reader, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)
Generation Code, Generation Vote, Public Libraries 2020
Library Map of the World, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
Libraries Lead with Digital, Google
G4G in the community, Greenlight for Girls


Unbeknown to many, Europe’s 65,000 public libraries are a uniquely accessible space for users (both children and adults) to improve their digital skills. In the EU, over 2,3 million people a year attend a digital literacy course in their library, learning anything from basic digital skills to coding. It is a time for celebrating the amazing work that public libraries do every day in filling the digital gap of our communities.


Join and explore the exciting world of coding, robotics, 3D printing, virtual reality and much more with fun activities that simulate the daily work of public libraries in introducing people to new technologies!



Registrations for this event are now closed, but if you have an accreditation to enter the premises of the European Parliament, you are welcome to join us anytime!