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the SKILLSLAB project

SkillsLab is a project aimed at offering newcomers and unaccompanied minor refugees a stepping stone towards digital literacy and creative professions. The Skillslab workshops are at the heart of the project and should provide participants with insight into the importance of their choice of school in relation to their further professional careers. In the long term, we want to encourage participants to choose technical, scientific or artistic disciplines and to move towards creative, technical and scientific professions. We are convinced that, in the light of technological progress and creative industries, people with a STEAM profile and the desire for lifelong learning can make a difference on the labour market.


What we do...

With SkillsLab we want to create a place where newcomers and unaccompanied underage refugees learn to discover their talents and express their dreams by digital means. SkillsLab does not offer stand-alone training in programming, laser cutting, 3D printing...etc. We deliberately connect digital literacy with many other domains: language teaching, media literacy, creative use of digital tools and the use of various sources of information. 
It is explicitly intended to show newcomers the way to a variety of library collections. Libraries are evolving into 'open' organisations that, as a result of the digital explosion, are evolving towards a hotspot where both traditional and new media find shelter.

Finally, SkillsLab provides participants a digital bath that will strengthen their self-esteem and improve their position on the labour market through digital literacy. 



  • Skillslab in Limburg/Genk
    Mon, 19 Oct
    Bibliotheek Genk
    19 Oct 2020, 07:00 – 23 Oct 2020, 11:00
    Bibliotheek Genk, Stadsplein 3, 3600 Genk, Belgium
  • Skillslab Goes West - Kortrijk
    Mon, 12 Oct
    Bibliotheek Kortrijk
    12 Oct 2020, 19:00 – 16 Oct 2020, 23:00
    Bibliotheek Kortrijk, Budastraat 12, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Skillslab visits Geraadsbergen
    Mon, 05 Oct
    Bibliotheek Geraardsbergen
    05 Oct 2020, 07:00 – 09 Oct 2020, 11:00
    Bibliotheek Geraardsbergen, Gasthuisstraat 28, 9500 Geraardsbergen, Belgium
  • Skillslab in Ghent
    Mon, 28 Sept
    De Krook
    28 Sept 2020, 19:00 – 02 Oct 2020, 23:00
    De Krook, Miriam Makebaplein 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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  • Skillslab @ Oostende
    Mon, 07 Sept
    bibliotheek Kris Lambert Oostende
    07 Sept 2020, 07:00 – 11 Sept 2020, 11:00
    bibliotheek Kris Lambert Oostende, Wellingtonstraat 17, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
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  • Skillslab @ Waasland
    Mon, 21 Sept
    Library Sint-Niklaas
    21 Sept 2020, 09:30 – 25 Sept 2020, 17:00
    Library Sint-Niklaas, Hendrik Heymanplein 3, 9100 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

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+32 (0)497 41 31 88

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