Lobbying for European libraries is one of the main goals of EBLIDA and is performed at various levels.
(Vincent Bonnet, EBLIDA Director at WIPO, SCCR/33, Geneva, Switzerland)
Establishing trust through the quality of our actions, representing the interests of European libraries and utilizing our networks effectively are the qualities that define our work.
Advocacy and Lobbying for libraries in Europe is the overall activity of EBLIDA.
In order to achieve the best of it, EBLIDA focuses on 2 main related activities:
To help Libraries argue for access for all to the benefits of the information society in all formats EBLIDA is working on establishing an online Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC).
EBLIDA Delegation in Valletta, Malta, 22-24 February 201701 March 2017: Members of the EBLIDA EC met with MEPs Sant and Comodini Cachia and Maltese colleagues in the National Library of Malta from 22nd to 24th February 2017 Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter February 201709 February 2017: Stay informed about Library & information news from, Brussels, Europe, EBLIDA and more. Read more >
EBLIDA briefing on the e-lending judgement of the CJEU19 January 2017: The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in November 2016 that library lending of electronic books (e-books) may, under certain conditions, be treated in the same way as the library lending of paper books. Read more >
Don’t Go Back on the Deal: No Barriers to Realising the Promise of the Marrakesh Treaty13 January 2017: Europe’s leaders shouldn’t let us down. IFLA, EIFL and EBLIDA urgently call on the Council. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter January 201712 January 2017: EBLIDA Newsletter published with the range of activities and interests, library & information society news from Europe, Brussels, EBLIDA.... and more. Read more >