Enssib (École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques), Cfibd (Comité Français International pour les Bibliothèques et la Documentation), BPI (Bibliothèque Publique d’Information) and ABF (Association des bibliothécaires de France) set up a Working Group in charge of monitoring the follow up to the UN 2030 Agenda in French libraries.
Every year the Working Group calls for a mobilisation of French libraries around SDGs which may involve from 1,000 to 2,000 libraries.
On 24 November, French libraries held their national Think The Unthinkable workshop (https://mailchi.mp/feff44e0d404/eblida-newsletter-4572022?e=[UNIQID]#bib), co-organised by EBLIDA and the Public Information Library (Bpi, France).
In particular, the workshop presented the case study of the Montreuil library, which used European Regional Development Funds to prevent school drop-outs and subsequent reintegration of young people into school.
Les bibliothèques et l’Agenda 2030 Information, responsabilité, plaidoyer
Raphaëlle Bats, Responsable mission Relations Internationales, École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (Enssib), Villeurbanne, France
ABF and BPI translated the EBLIDA document Les Fonds Européens Structurels et d’Investissement (FESI) 2021-2027: opportunités de financement pour les bibliothèques
The section Témoignages of the Agenda 2030 website of French libraries (https://airtable.com/shr7YkW20CqgjOhP1/tbl4WuWFb7hdaw1UY/viwNeF7J9TNh6gEZE?blocks=hide) lists no less than 300-350 projects implementing SDGs in the libraries of all French regions (including outermost regions).
EBLIDA Newsletter April 202108 April 2021: Focus on SDG-Knowledge and Information Centre, Elections, Council Meeting and more. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter March 202111 March 2021: Towards the implementation of SDG indicators in libraries. Read more >
Domāt ne iedomājamo15 February 2021: Now available in Latvian: Think the unthinkable - 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 February 202111 February 2021: Find out why EBLIDA selected European Structural and Investment Funds as a preferred area for fundraising for libraries. Read more >
Citizens' Initiative Minority SafePack - A Communication from the European Commission21 January 2021: Worth raising the interest of libraries committed to national and linguistic minorities – 50 million citizens in Europe. Read more >