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The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations is an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe.

"Lobbying for Libraries"

Expert group on Information Law (EGIL)

Aims and goals

The mission of the Expert Group on Information Law (EGIL) is to:

  • Maintain a good awareness of legal issues that affect the provision and circulation of information, especially where libraries and archives are concerned;
  • Address the European institutions by making suggestions regarding laws, or changes to laws that would improve the legal position of libraries and archives; 
  • Cooperate and work with other organizations and institutions for these purposes. 

Guidelines for EGIL

Statements made by EBLIDA at WIPO

Members of EGIL


Jukka Relander (Finland)

Barbara Stratton
United Kingdom

Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA)


Aleksandra Horvat
Croatian Library Association, Croatia

Annemarie Beunen
National Library, Netherlands

Barbara Szczepanska
Polish Librarians Association, Poland

Ben White
British Library, United Kingdom

Christian Recht
Austrian Association of Librarians, Austria

Harald von Hielmcrone

Hanne Birgitte Johansen

Harald Mueller
BID - Federal Union of German Library and Information Associations, Germany

Jerker Ryden
Royal Library, Sweden

Joseph Donelly

Joris Deene
Bibnet, Belgium

Kristine Abelsnes
Norwegian Library Association, Norway

Nuria Altarriba
Fesabid, Spain

Oliver Hinte
Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln, Officer for Legal Affairs

Pekka Heikkinen
National Library of Finland, Finland

Rosa Maiello
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Italy

Uldis Zarins
National Library of Latvia, Latvia

Ulrika Domellöf Mattsson
Swedish Library Association, Sweden

Zdeněk Matušík
SKIP, Czech Republic

Ex officio

Jukka Relander
Finnish Library Association

Vincent Bonnet
EBLIDA Director

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