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 (22-23 June 2020).
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 September14 September 2020: September issue of EBLIDA Newsletter is live: with our reviews of SDGs & featuring series of events planned...and more ... Read more >
I Fondi Strutturali e di Investimento Europei (FSIE) 2021-2027: Finanziare le biblioteche per progetti di sviluppo sostenibile07 September 2020: Now available in Italian: ESIF 2021-2027: Funding Opportunities for Libraries. Read more >
Libraries all over Europe are calling for a reinforcement of the European cultural and educational dimension06 August 2020: The European library world is calling for strong financial support for culture, education, research and digital inclusion. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter July/August 202016 July 2020: Find out more on SDGs & Libraries; Where EU libraries in lockdown during the Covid crisis? And save the dates: Online Workshops (October) and Online EBLIDA Annual Council (28 October)! And more ... Read more >
Interview with Steen Bording Andersen23 June 2020: Interview with Steen Bording Andersen, EBLIDA Executive Committee Member. Read more >