Culture and Information Society
Cultural diversity is at the core of the European Union while maintaining a high-level of Culture is an important constituency of libraries missions.
European Institutions pay much attention to Culture and since 2007 especially promote cultural diversity and dialogue, culture as a catalyst for creativity and innovation and culture as part of the EU's international relations. However, Culture is more and more seen as an economic sector and the European Commission is shifted its Culture Programme towards a Creative Europe programme, where Culture would be seen also from a Creative Industry perspective.
As important as Culture is the question of the Information society. Information as well as Culture has become an important economic and political sector. With the fast development of the Internet and the increasing means to access to it, Information has become a real focus for European Institutions, and therefore for EBLIDA.
Therefore EBLIDA maintains a good general awareness of European cultural and information society issues, especially where libraries and archives are concerned, and disseminate relevant information concerning these issues to EBLIDA members. EBLIDA makes proposals and formulates position statements to the European institutions regarding cultural issues so as to improve the position of libraries and archives in relation to this area.
EBLIDA cooperates and works with other organizations and institutions for these purposes by, for example, sharing information and best practices.
EBLIDA is relying on its Expert Group on EBLIDA Literacies that is central to the lobbying activities of the organisation.
EBLIDA response to Public Consultation on the review of the directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive 2013/37/EU12 December 2017: Public consultation on Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive Read more >
BLOG POST: We need an educated and diverse Society, with autonomous Citizens who trust the Institutions01 December 2017: Only a well-educated and diverse society, with autonomous citizens trusting their Institutions will make the European Ideal a reality. Read more >
BLOG POST: WIPO SCCR35 - 3 Institutions / 1 Mission16 November 2017: At WIPO SCCR 35, library, archive and museum underline the connections between the 3 types of institutions to move the agenda forward. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter November 201709 November 2017: The November issue of EBLIDA Newsletter is now available! Enjoy reading! Read more >
BLOG POST: Esou leeft et an Europa Bibliothéiken24 October 2017: Jean-Marie Reding (EBLIDA EC) and Viviane Reding (MEP) discuss on how libraries work in Europe (in Luxembourgish) Read more >