9-10 May 2016 - The Hague, Netherlands

24th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting & EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference


The EBLIDA-NAPLE conference is supported by the FOBID Netherlands Library Forum and is hosted under the EU Presidency of the Netherlands.



9-10 May 2016



Empowering Europe! Libraries opening up new perspectives



(Photo by Casper Cammeraat, Beeldstudio KB)

On 10 May in The Hague at the National Library of the Netherlands, the 24th joint conference EBLIDA-NAPLE of the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA) and the National Authorities of Public Library in Europe (NAPLE) took place.

Inspired by the EU-presidency themes, especially the Union’s aim to empower and protect all citizens, the programme accommodated libraries’ actual topics and concerns of opening up libraries to the outside world.

Inspiring keynote speeches and round-table preceded interactive work sessions on cutting-edge issues such as Open Access (data, government, etc.) from different perspectives, Skills and lifelong-learning (highlighting the role of libraries), Advocacy for libraries (from national to global level with a case study on eLending and among others, the question of copyright).

The work sessions were followed by a wrapping-up and new perspectives on the future.

The Netherlands EU Presidency 2016

Read the Report: Libraries empowering Europe!


>>> Presentations are now online <<<


1. National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), The Hague, Netherlands

Address: Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE The Hague

Royal Library, The Hague


2.The Hague Public Library (Bibliotheek Den Haag), The Hague, Netherlands.

Address: Spui 68, 2511 BT The Hague

The Hague Public Library