Antti Kurvinen: Nordic Libraries Annual 2021 opening speech

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Video greetings to a two-day webinar “Nordic Libraries Annual 2021”. This  video includes an opening speech by Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen.

On 2021 the conference was organized online from 3rd to 4th of November, and the focus was on libraries and democracy. According to many Nordic library policies, the task of libraries is to ensure citizens’ equal access to knowledge, education, culture, and new citizenship skills. The work carried out by libraries should support inclusiveness, community, and opportunities for making an impact, to strengthen social cohesion and the readiness of citizens to assume social responsibility.

Read more:
Nordic Libraries Annual 2021, program
Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland website
All videos from the conference

See also:
Other presentations in English on Kirjastokaista

Video: Ministry of Education and Culture

Nordic Libraries Annual 2021 Live:
Live-stream: Panu Somerma, Mikko Helander and Joonas Nevalainen
Producer: Riitta Taarasti
Produced by Library Channel (Kirjastokaista), 2021

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