In October a call for candidates for co-opted members of the Europe Regional Division Committee has been announced. We are happy to share that as a result the EURDC welcomed two new members: Dagnija Baltiņa from Latvia, Director of the Special Collections Department at the National Library of Latvia and Kateryna Aleksieienko from Ukraine, Partnership Coordinator at the "Library Country" Charitable Foundation.
Candidacies are welcomed for up to 2 positions as co-opted members of IFLA's new Europe Regional Division Committee. Deadline for self nominations: 31 Oct. 18.00 CEST.
We are happy to share the announcement from our partners at the European Cultural Foundation of the 2023 edition of the Europe Challenge Call. This offers a great opportunity to work with peers across Europe to bring together ideas and creative solutions.
IFLA's global reach and geographical diversity will be on show at this year's World Library and Information Congress, in particular through the sessions organised by our Regional Council and Regional Division Committees. Each Committee has worked hard to prepare exciting open sessions, complemented by open business meetings, and our new Hubs Results Session, sharing views from our WLIC 2023 Regional Hubs.
Candidacies are welcomed for up to 10 positions as co-opted members of IFLA’s incoming Middle East and North Africa Regional Division Committee.
IFLA's Europe Regional Division Committee was represented at the 10th ANKOSLink International Conference held under the theme of "Inequality and Sustainability in Access to Information" in Antalya (Türkiye) on 21-24 November 2022.
Mobilising for intellectual freedom: interview with the Observatory on Censorship of the Italian Library Association3 October 2022
In the first of an occasional series about how national library associations are addressing questions around freedom of access to information and freedom of expression, we asked the Italian Library Association (AIB) about their experiences, and the lessons they can share.
Ready to advocate for the right copyright for libraries in Europe? Find out more about Knowledge Rights 21 at WLIC26 July 2022
Attending the 87th World Library and Information Congress in Dublin? Take the opportunity to check in with the Knowledge Rights 21 team and find out more about how you can get involved and contribute to its goals, especially on Thursday 28 July, 13:15, in Liffey Hall 2.
IFLA's Regional Division Committees participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress in 202222 July 2022
IFLA's Regional Division Committees will participate at their first IFLA World Library & Information Congress (WLIC) 2022 scheduled for Dublin, Ireland. They have prepared exciting Open sessions and are more than ready to share views and ideas on strengthening library advocacy at the regional evidence. Join their Open sessions to get to know what is happening in the world of libraries across all the regions of the world.
The Knowledge 21 Programme, of which IFLA is a a partner organisation, has launched a call for bids for funding to carry out work to promote copyright reform in Europe. Deadline: 30 September.
From 23 April 2024, Strasbourg will hold the title of World Book Capital City, as announced today by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. IFLA congratulates all those involved in the successful bid, and looks forward to a great mandate that provides inspiration and models for cities and libraries globally.
The Knowledge Rights 21 Programme, of which IFLA is a partner, has launched a call for individuals or organisations who can support advocacy at the national level around copyright law and policy reform in Europe.
To offer insights into how to get involved in Internet Governance matters in Europe, IFLA’s European Regional Division Committee and EuroDIG (European Dialogue on Internet Governance) organised a webinar and its recording is now available to watch.
The European Cultural Foundation has just launched an open call for the Europe Challenge 2022, after finishing the pilot edition with a small group of libraries, who went through a year-long programme and helped to co-design the scheme, along with the partners Demsoc, Public Libraries 2030 and OBA (Amsterdam Public libraries). We interviewed the Europe Challenge team, Nicola Mullenger and Olga Alexeeva. If you're interested to know more about how you can join and be part of a Europe-wide citizen-led change, working with your communities, read on: Deadline to apply 27 May 2022.
IFLA participated actively in the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development for Europe, which included a strong emphasis on promoting resilience and ensuring a strong and inclusive future. Maia Simonishvili, member of the Europe Regional Division Committee, participated, using the opportunity to place libraries on the agenda, gather insights, and build connections.