Theme: European Structural Funds and Libraries: the win-win approach
29th EBLIDA Annual Conference
About the Conference
With a report published in September 2020, EBLIDA launched the “Think The Unthinkable” (TTU) strategy, consisting of setting up a post-Covid library agenda meeting sustainable development goals to be funded through European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027. The first step of this strategy was the organisation of nine workshops: three of them (October 2020) were Europe-oriented; the others were organised by various organisations in six different countries, as follows:
13-14 and 16 October 2020: TUT Workshops (Europe)
24 November 2021: TTU conference – France
25 January 2021: TTU conference – Netherlands
8 February 2021: TTU conference – Greece
22 February 2021: TTU conference – Latvia
17 March 2021: TTU conference – Bulgaria
28 April 2021: TTU conference – Italy
All national workshops took a specific approach, meeting the needs of the libraries where they took place and the specific configuration of ESI Funds and SDGs in each country. The aim of the 11th June EBLIDA Conference is to cross fertilize experiences of, and approaches to, TTU in the six countries and offer the results of this approach to EBLIDA Members and the public as a whole.
To inform EBLIDA Members and the general community of librarians of the TTU strategy and the activities having been ignited by EBLIDA’s work;
To share ESIF-based best practices and SDG-oriented activities in libraries;
To inspire similar projects and practices in European libraries, both at national and local levels, and connecting them to the EU level;
In the long term, to raise the status of libraries and make them structurally relevant within the 2030 European agenda on sustainable development.
Why this conference is important for European Libraries?
Short video introduction by Giuseppe Vitiello, EBLIDA Director