Spanish technology to promote reading in Europe
The European Union has set a new educational goal: improving reading comprehension and promoting reading among European young students. In order to achieve this goal, it has commissioned Spain-based firm ODILO to make a huge digital library available to the entire European learning community.
ODILO is a firm specialising in digital content and library/filing solutions. It will now offer a platform containing more than 1.3 million books by over 2000 international publishers in 42 languages.
This huge digital library will be a platform encouraging knowledge sharing and helping teachers promote reading and improve their students’ reading comprehension skills through customised programmes.
The tool commissioned by the European Commission is expected to facilitate access to culture and improve the quality of education, while creating jobs and boosting economic growth by being part of the digital transformation.
According to the European Commission spokesperson in Spain, projects like ODILO’s meet all funding requirements. In addition to financial viability, they contribute to develop the digital economy and improve education.
The platform will be funded by the Investment Plan for Europe of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission.
Founded in Cartagena in 2011, ODILO has branches in Madrid, Denver, New York and Mexico City, providing services to 2000 educational and other centres in 35 countries, including libraries, schools, universities, foundations, institutions (Bank of Spain, Instituto Cervantes, Congress of Deputies) and companies (Iberia, NH, Samsung).