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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.

Past online Meetings

Webinar for Bulgarian libraries

The European Structural and Investment Funds (2021 - 2027): Opportunities for Libraries

17 March 2021


[The webinar was held in Bulgarian]

The Bulgarian Library and Information Association and the Global Libraries - Bulgaria Foundation organized a webinar on "European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in 2021 - 2027: opportunities for libraries"


Webinar for Latvian libraries

The possibilities of acquiring European structural and investment funds for libraries in 2021–2027

Latvian - Webinar

22 February 2021

EBLIDA, the Latvian Librarians' Association and the Latvian National Library in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Latvia are organizing a webinar on the Zoom platform on February 22, 2021 to discuss Latvia's the experience of libraries in acquiring European Structural Funds and Investment Funds (EFSI) funding, as well as on library opportunities in 2021–2027. annual funding programming period.

The webinar was held in Latvian with English simultaneous translation.


Greek experts meeting on funding through ESF

8 February 2021



1. Introductory Presentations

Chair : Anthi Katsirikou (President Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists - AGLIS)

  • Presentation by the President of EEBEP Anthi Katsirikou

2. Short presentations by the invited libraries (10 minutes each)

Chair : Antonios Mourikis (Treasurer, Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists - AGLIS)

The presentations include:

  • Libraries experiences on their previous funding
  • Projects, activities based on the funding
  • Are libraries thinking of presenting a proposal under the European Structural and Investment Funds?


1. Municipal Library of Veria: Aspasia Tasiopoulou

2. "VIKELAIA" Municipal Library of Heraklion: John Alexandrakis

3. General Archives of Rhodes: Eirini Toliou

4. Municipal Library of Leivadia: Katerina Kerasta

5. Public Library of Karditsa: Thanasis Kouroglou and Giota Voulgari

6. Public Library of Kozani: Dimitros Mylonas and delivered by Iro Tzorba

3. Conclusions - Discussion

Chair : Antonios Mourikis (Treasurer, Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists - AGLIS)

Possible topics among others:

  • Are the libraries aware of the regional/local authorities managing ESIF 2021-2027?
  • What kind of support would be needed?

"Think the Unthinkable" Workshop Nederland

Een post-corona agenda voor bibliotheken; over duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen en Europese subsidies 2021-2027

25 January 2021

[Dutch language webinar about sustainable development goals and European funds]

Eblida samen met de VOB organiseerde een informatief Webinar over de betekenis van de duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen en Europese subsidiemogelijkheden voor de Nederlandse Bibliotheken.

Deel 1:  VOB en EBLIDA



Anton Kok, directeur VOB deed hierover de aftrap en gaf de visie van de VOB weer.

Onder  leiding van Ton van Vlimmerren, voorzitter van de Europese Bibliotheekorganisatie Eblida, werd ter inspiratie twee praktijkvoorbeelden over duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen in bibliotheken behandelt: Assen en Utrecht:



Europees beleid, Europese fondsen en de subsidiemogelijkheden (Engels gesproken).


Deel 2: EBLIDA en The Alignment House

Verdere uitwerking EBLIDA Matrix, Europese fondsen & Ondersteuningsaanbod




Bibliothèques: l’Europe peut subventionner vos projets!

24 November 2020


Les bibliothèques et l’Agenda 2030 Information, responsabilité, plaidoyer
Raphaëlle Bats
, Responsable mission Relations Internationales, École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques (Enssib), Villeurbanne, France

ODD, FSIE et Bibliothèques: l’approche EBLIDA & Services pour les associations bibliothécaires, Services pour les institutions bibliothécaires
Giuseppe Vitiello, EBLIDA Director


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Workshops - 13, 14 and 16 October 2020

 EBLIDA Online Workshops 13, 14 and 16 October 2020


EBLIDA Online Workshops: "Think the Unthinkable"


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EBLIDA Webinar Series - June 2020

EBLIDA hosted a series of webinars focused on Sustainable Development Goals and Libraries, more particularly, why and how should Libraries implement SDGs.

 EBLIDA-IFLA Webinar: "SDGs: EBLIDA and IFLA Approaches"

15 June 2020 


EBLIDA-Liber Webinar:"Citizen Science Supporting Sustainable Development Goals: The possible role of libraries"

23 June 2020

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