Libraries are « non seulement Lieux du livre, mais aussi Lieux du vivre » (not only Book places, but also Living places) [Orsenna-Corbin report to the French Ministry of Culture, 2018].
For centuries, public libraries have pursued educational and cultural objectives, providing free access to information. Literacy, reading and access to information remain their main activities but technological change, social inclusion and democratic participation are becoming key drives in their action.
A new political framework is therefore needed – and this framework can be clearly identified in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, in Europe, the European Union 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. EBLIDA activities are focused on the implementation of the EU 2030 Agenda.
EBLIDA activities are focused on the implementation of the EU 2030 Agenda.
In the EBLIDA Matrix a selection of EU programmes are presented, which may also provide funding opportunities for libraries.
EBLIDA’s operational tool to implement the EU 2030 Agenda is the 2019-2022 EBLIDA Strategic Plan, and in particular:
EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue the EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis03 April 2020: What is essential and non-essential in a library service? What must, should or could be put in place when libraries are locked down? Read more >
An EBLIDA Executive Committee (EC) extraordinary online meeting31 March 2020: Online discussion on the critical situation libraries facing during the current Covid-19 outbreak. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter March 202012 March 2020: Update on the EBLIDA 2020 Conference Belgrade, information on Culture in the European Structural and Investment Funds, Exploration of UN SDGs and more ... Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter February 202013 February 2020: Read about the most important Italian Library Conference, about EBLIDA's Europe-wide surveys and exploration of UN SDGs. Read more >
NewsGuard Forms Board of Advisors for its News Literacy Programs23 January 2020: NewsGuard has assembled a board of advisors for its News Literacy Program, which includes partnerships with nearly 700 public libraries around the globe. Read more >