The EBLIDA SDG European House
EBLIDA Members can use the EBLIDA SDG European House to develop appropriate advocacy narratives to be presented to elected members, administrators and granters.
Libraries are per se sustainable agencies. Everything they do, from support to culture and education to social activities oriented at people left behind, is an important contribution to the attainment of Sustainable Development Objectives. What libraries lack in terms of political communication is an administrative culture of sustainability, which is expressed through reporting systems, sustainable tools and services. EBLIDA intends to fill this gap in accordance with international Guidelines (for instance, the OECD Guidelines).
EBLIDA future action will be focused, among other objectives, on the reinforcement of the links between libraries and the communities they refer to through a Reporting System which includes EBLIDA communities, tools, services and training activities. The scheme is described in the following table.
EBLIDA Community is that of our Members, both Full and Associate Members represented by the EBLIDA Executive Committee. It is also the contribution made by the special focus communities of EGIL (Expert Group on Information Law) and of the ELSA (European Libraries and Sustainability Assessment) Working Group.
EBLIDA tools are those we have created, like the EBLIDA Matrix, and those we wish to promote in the near future.
EBLIDA services consist of didactic material [in preparation], policy documents and charts ( EU Public libraries and Academic Libraries) which EBLIDA or other organisations have prepared or are preparing.
EBLIDA training will be offered in a series of meetings or ad hoc opportunities, the first of which will take place during the 28th EBLIDA Conference in Beograd (23 June 2020) [webpage under construction]. Training packages will be offered, for example on, “How to write a Sustainability Report” and other documents which will be made available in the course of 2020. Aviation, oil or car companies – normally considered major agents of pollutant emissions – prepare Sustainability Reports which show their more or less sincere or purported willingness to act in favour of a sustainable society. Quite paradoxically, libraries – per se sustainable agencies – do not (yet) publish sustainability reports.
EBLIDA Newsletter October 201910 October 2019: We are Committed to sustainable development and Libraries can play a significant role in advancing it. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter September 201912 September 2019: Why Sustainable Development Goals are important for libraries and libraries are important for the European 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Read more >
AfLIA & EBLIDA - Memorandum of agreement27 August 2019: AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) and EBLIDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 26th of August 2019 at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece. Read more >
Interview with Ambassador Stefano Stefanile12 July 2019: Ambassador Stefano Stefanile is currently Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York. Among his previous positions, he had served at the Italian Mission to the UN from 2009 to 2013. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter July/August 201911 July 2019: This double issue of the newsletter includes Reports of Working Group Sessions an interview with Ambassador Stefano Stefanile, EBLIDA Strategic Plan Survey Results, Photos of the Conference and more Read more >