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.
It is also the contribution made by the special focus communities of the ELSIA (European Libraries and Sustainable development Implementation and Assessment), Expert Group, EGIL (Expert Group on Information Law) and of LIBLEG, a Working Group on Library legislation and policy in Europe.
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, policy documents and charts (SDG-KIK, for instance) which EBLIDA or other organisations have prepared or are preparing.
EBLIDA training will be offered in a series of meetings or ad hoc opportunities, like the national TTU workshops. These workshops are designed to encourage libraries to participate in the European structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) 2021-2027.
EBLIDA selected ESIF 2021-2027 as main area of intervention for European libraries for the following reasons:
- Unlike many of the programmes directly managed by the European Commission, the R&D requirement in ESIF projects is not essential; therefore, projects can encompass small and poorly equipped libraries as well as big and technologically advanced libraries;
- programmes are administered at national level; therefore there is no need to resort to the construction of complex networks at European level;
- libraries, and in particular public libraries, are strongly connected with local communities; ESI Funds which operate at regional or local level, are therefore an ideal framework for their development;
- ESIF normally accounts for one third of the whole EU budget.
EBLIDA Newsletter January 202213 January 2022: Read about EBLIDA Council and Conference, which will be held in June 2022 and more ... Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter December 202110 December 2021: Read more about the "Second European report on sustainable development and libraries" and Happy Holidays! Read more >
Press Release: Second European Report on Sustainable Development Goals and Libraries18 November 2021: This Report has been jointly drafted by EBLIDA and the National Library of Latvia. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter November 202111 November 2021: This issue of the EBLIDA Newsletter gives the conclusions of the Second European report on sustainable development and libraries and emphasises its most important highlights and more ... Read more >
Sustainability in Public Libraries - Better funding for a great good place!02 November 2021: 2nd joint Webinar with the Urban Agenda for the EU. Registration now open! Read more >