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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.


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.

 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


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:


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