february, 2021

202126febAll DayEU-Survey Call: Raise Awareness for Public Libraries in Europe Event Organized By: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Event Details

This survey is addressed to all public library associations in Europe as well as other national and regional authorities focussed on public libraries in Europe. Submissions are open until 26 February 2021.

The Urban Agenda for the EU is an integrated and coordinated approach to deal with the urban dimension of EU and national policies and legislation. By focusing on concrete priority themes within dedicated Partnerships, the Urban Agenda seeks to improve the quality of life in urban areas.

The Partnership “Culture and Cultural Heritage” deals with the role of culture and cultural heritage as key drivers for urban and regional development. In November 2020 the Action Plan of the Partnership with 11 actions to be implemented in 2021 has been released. 

One of the actions is aimed at raising awareness for public libraries in Europe. The objective is to better involve public libraries in European policies, programs and initiatives and to help them, not only financially, to be places for the entire European society and key institutions for democratic participation.

In this context, the support of all national public library associations as well as other national and regional authorities focussed on public libraries in Europe is needed.

Based on your answers, an analysis of documents published by European institutions like the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers or the European Commission will be carried out and, thereafter, recommendations for action on public libraries will be developed.

Especially in times of pandemic, it is important to emphasise the contribution of public libraries to societal challenges and to strengthen them on the European level.

Therefore, we would be pleased if you could provide your answers.
If you would like us to keep you updated about the progress, feel free to send us an email to [email protected].

We are happy about your support. Thank you for your contributions!

This EU-survey is created and managed by the City of Berlin, the City of Espoo
and various associated professional partners.



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