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:
Press Release: The European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027 - Funding Opportunities for Libraries18 May 2020: The preparation of a European library agenda in the post-Covid 19 age will require additional funding. Read more >
Press Release: A European library agenda for the post-Covid 19 age Work in Progress14 May 2020: What are the library plans after the Covid-19 crisis? This Report will help you to answer this question. Read more >
EBLIDA May 2020 Newsletter: Special issue - the EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis (No. 4)07 May 2020: This special issue, is dedicated to the state of libraries in Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Poland and Switzerland. Read more >
EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue - Guidelines on access policies, personnel security, social distancing and sanitation of collections (No. 3)25 April 2020: Guidelines for libraries are provided by Germany, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands. Read more >
EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue - the EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis (No. 2)23 April 2020: This special issue, is dedicated to the state of libraries in Estonia, France, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal. Read more >