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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.

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.

The EBLIDA SDG European House

 

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.

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