EBLIDA Director presenting the recommendation on the draft Guidelines on Library legislation and policy in Europe to the CDCPP committee of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg24 November 2022
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Today, 24 November 2022, Giuseppe Vitiello, EBLIDA Director, presented the draft Recommendation on Library Legislation and Policy in Europe beforeÂ CDCPP of the Council of Europe. CDCPP is the highest in rank technical body advising the Committee of Ministers in their political decisions.
The following and final step would be to present the Recommendation to the Council of Europe Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) at one of its meetings at the beginning of 2023 for any further comments, after which the Recommendation would be adopted by the Committee of Ministers.
â€œIt is an important step undertaken by EBLIDA which shows the power of libraries and their resilience in the face of emergencies, such as the Covid crisis and the war in Ukraine. The recommendations now address fighting fake news and the role of libraries as democratic institutions â€, stated Ton van Vlimmeren, EBLIDA President.
â€œWe hope to present the Recommendation at the EBLIDA Conference on 18th April 2023 in Luxembourgâ€. Giuseppe Vitiello, Director EBLIDA, is confident that â€œas was the case for the Guidelines in 2000, the Council of Europe Recommendation on Library Legislation and Policy in Europe will be highly influential and will continue to shape library activities for the next twenty yearsâ€.
Giuseppe Vitielloâ€™s speech at the Council of Europe is availableÂ here.
- DRAFT Council of Europe/EBLIDA Guidelines on library legislation and policy in Europe (2022)
- Council of Europe/EBLIDA Guidelines on library legislation and policy in Europe (2000)
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