Search the site:

The community Hub of Libraries in Europe!

Striving towards an equitable, democratic and sustainable society

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.

Netherlands

NetherlandsMain organisations

Dutch libraries have created Stichting Bibliotheekwerk (SBW),  an independent library foundation dedicated to employment, work and training issues in libraries and governed by representatives of the labour unions on behalf of the employees and the libraries as employers.

The Alignment House/Bredebieb has set up a plan for public libraries with a view to searching additional funding opportunities for Dutch libraries and prepare library projects meeting SDGs.

Activities

With a Dutch European Social Fund focused on social inclusion and offering to socially disadvantaged people the chance to acquire skills and to improve their employability, some Dutch libraries have set up projects aiming to reduce the number of workless households and to give people opportunities to work for longer. The Netherlands is also providing extra ESF help in its four largest cities – Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – to help improve job opportunities for young people and non-European immigrants through coaching and training programmes.

In the four biggest cities of the Netherlands, an ambitious project focussed on vulnerable elderly citizens is funded by the Fund for  European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD, included in ESF+ 2021-2027) which supports EU countries' actions in providing food and/or basic material assistance to the most deprived.Material assistance needs to go hand in hand with social inclusion measures, such as guidance and support to lift people out of poverty; therefore, national authorities may also support non-material assistance to the most deprived people in order to help them integrate better into society.

The  Expeditie project was organised in the Netherlands in collaboration with Bredebieb on 2nd November 2020. Some fifteen library directors attended this kick off meeting whose aim was to list additional funding opportunities for Dutch libraries and prepare library projects to be discussed in the national workshop. 

Useful links

https://www.bibliotheekwerk.nl/

https://www.alignmenthouse.nl/

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1089

>>>> Back to Tthe Main page

 

 


Share this  |

NEWS

  • EBLIDA Newsletter January 2021

    EBLIDA Newsletter January 2021

    14 January 2021: A Guided Tour of the EBLIDA website. Reaping the benefits of joining EBLIDA. Read more >
  • 2020 Year in review

    2020 Year in review

    23 December 2020: As the year comes to an end, we reflect on some of the things that we achieved in 2020, with your support, and despite all the challenges. Read more >
  • EBLIDA Newsletter December 2020

    EBLIDA Newsletter December 2020

    17 December 2020: The last issue of 2020 with an overview of our new Expert Groups, Covid-19 & Libraries: the Czech Republic, Report on the “Libraries Today” conference in Bulgaria and more. Read more >
  • Press Release: Library Legislation and Policy in Europe: Results of a Questionnaire - Interim Report

    Press Release: Library Legislation and Policy in Europe: Results of a Questionnaire - Interim Report

    15 December 2020: In this report library needs within a national library system are examined, together with library needs in regard to policies other from cultural and educational policies. Read more >
  • Press Release: A Working Group on Library Legislation and Policy in Europe (LIBLEG)

    Press Release: A Working Group on Library Legislation and Policy in Europe (LIBLEG)

    11 December 2020: The LIBLEG Working Group has been created with a view to assisting and advising the EBLIDA Executive Committee in revising the Council of Europe-EBLIDA Guidelines on Library Legislation and Policy in Europe. Read more >

Subscribe to our newsletter >