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:
Bibliothèques: l’Europe peut subventionner vos projets!27 October 2020: Table ronde en ligne Agenda 2030 et fonds européens: 24/11/2020. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter October 202009 October 2020: October issue of EBLIDA Newsletter includes contributions by Marjolein Oomes & Christophe Evans, Laura Seifert, SDG reviews, features 3 Workshops, #GenerationCode and more Read more >
EBLIDA Online Workshops on 13, 14 and 16 October26 September 2020: Are Libraries on the right track to sustainable development? The best SDG practices in European libraries, and funding opportunities through the European Structural and Investment Funds. Read more >
Press Release:Think the unthinkable25 September 2020: A post Covid-19 European Library Agenda meeting Sustainable Development Goals and funded through the European Structural and Investment Funds (2021-2027). Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter September14 September 2020: September issue of EBLIDA Newsletter is live: with our reviews of SDGs & featuring series of events planned...and more ... Read more >