On 20 March, the Delegation of the European Commission to Hungary launched its Library Programme to be carried out in the frame of the Enlargement Communication Programme. Under the programme, the Delegation has established EU Information Corners in the 19 county public libraries and in the Budapest Municipality Library. A wide range of books, brochures and legal resources have to be held by the Information Corners in order to be able to answer citizen's questions on the different EU matters, as well as a range of free leaflets published by the Headquarters, which are intended as introductory guides to the EU's policies and programmes. As a second phase of the programme, a training series was started in spring 2003. The main subjects covered by the training are: introduction to European integration issues - milestones of EU history, the institutions and their roles; Hungary's accession to the EU - historical background and state-of-the-art report of the accession process; European integration and the libraries - from a strategic point of view; communication of accession - the role of Hungarian libraries; official publications of the EU's institutions - an introduction; electronic information sources of/on the EU - community databases and websites (with practice); exercises (distance learning).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.