Each project partner (Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Portugal) organised an open Living Library event in their community with inviting 30 young people each and 5-6 Human Books in the Living Library. It was a non-formal education tool used for introducing sensitive or new topics via direct experience. The Living Library was initially a tool that sought to challenge prejudice and discrimination but then further expanded to cover interesting and new topics in an engaging way. It worked just like a normal library: visitors could browse the catalogue for the available titles, choose the book they wanted to read, and borrow it for a limited period of time. After reading, they returned the book to the library and, if they wanted, borrowed another.
The only difference was that in the Living Library, books were people, and reading consisted of a conversation. The topic for the Living Library in each of the countries was Remote Work, Online Career, Online Entrepreneurship, Moving from Office Work to Remote employment, Digital Nomadism. The “Books” were people who could speak about these topics from personal experience and could answer any questions of the “Readers”, discuss and break stereotypes, talk about their life path that led to such employment, and generally better explain the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, where they found contracts, where they travelled, etc.