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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.

"Lobbying for Libraries"

EBLIDA participated in an EU Public Library Advocacy roundtable in Brussels

26 June 2012

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) organised a roundtable on the question of an EU Public Library Advocacy. For 6 months, BMGF analysed the EU2020 programme to find out where potential financial resources could be available for libraries and how libraries could be added on the EU2020
agenda.

A part of this work has been inspired by paper Repositioning European Public Libraries (download it here) produced by EBLIDA, NAPLE and Bibnet during the ECEI Conference in Brussels in September 2010. This paper is very much in line with the own support and ideas they provide with their Global
Libraries Programme. www.gatesfoundation.org

The discussion and work achieved during this day show a strong mutual understanding and the contacts will be maintained in order to make public libraries more visible on the EU2020 Agenda.

Download the paper

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