In the period April – July, the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program held a competition to select participants in the International Young Librarians Academy. A total of nine applications were submitted by the application deadline. Following selection by the PMU, the application documents of seven applicants were forwarded to the organizers of the event. The applicants were interviewed to verify their English language competence and five applicants were approved for participation in the international event as follows:
The academy will take place in Ventspils, Latvia, on 27 – 30 August 2012. Young librarians from Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria will take part in the event. The International Young Librarians Academy is implemented with the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.