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29th EBLIDA Annual Conference: “European Structural Funds and Libraries: the win-win approach”

29th EBLIDA Annual Conference: “European Structural Funds and Libraries: the win-win approach”

11 jun

29th EBLIDA Annual Conference: “European Structural Funds and Libraries: the win-win approach”

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Conference.

In two hours we shall present case studies of projects that have received European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), national Think The  Unthinkable (TTU) strategies, an overview of ESIF future steps and project evaluation in the cultural field.

Registration is free and will be closed when the maximum number of participants reached, however EBLIDA Members have priority registration possibility on the Council registration form. If you wish to attend the Conference as well, please click, “I will also attend the EBLIDA Conference” and the link to attend will be sent to you prior to the conference.

We look forward to your participation.


3:00 – 3:10 – Introduction
Stefano Parise, Director, Milan Public Library and Deputy President EBLIDA

3:10 – 3:40 – Case studies:
ChairTon van Vlimmeren, President EBLIDA

 3:10 – 3:20
1.) How ERDF was used by the Montreuil Library to prevent school drop-outs
Guillaume Gast, Chief Médiathèque Nord, Strasbourg, France

3:20 – 3:30
2.) The Dutch library programme for the most deprived people
Theo Kemperman, Director Public Library in Rotterdam, Netherlands

3:30 – 3:40
3.) Questions and answers
3:40 – 4:20 – Think The Unthinkable in six countries

3:40 – 4:10
National TTU Strategies in:



Spaska Tarandova, Executive Director, Global Libraries Foundation and

Marina Encheva, Associate Professor, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT)



Eléonore Clavreul, International relations, Bibliothèque Publique d’Information, Paris



Antonios Mourikis, Librarian, University of Athens



Valentina Bondesan, Responsible Innovation and Development CSBNO, Milan



Katrīna Kukaine, Director of Development department, National Libray of Latvia



Maarten Crump, Associate Partner, The Alignment House and Expeditie NL

4:10 – 4:20
Questions and answers  

4:20 – 4:50 – Transversal issues: 

4:20 – 4:30:
1.) Monitoring ESI Funds 2021-2027
Giuseppe Vitiello, Director EBLIDA

4:30 – 4:40
2.) Project evaluation
Annalisa Cicerchia, Researcher, Italian Institute of Statistics

4:40 – 4:50
3.) Questions and answers 

4:50 – 5:00 – Next steps and Conclusions
Ton van Vlimmeren, EBLIDA President



Registered participants will receive the EBLIDA Guide “European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027 – A Guide for Library Applicants”. It is a “Think The  Unthinkable” resource, prepared by the EBLIDA Secretariat in collaboration with the EBLIDA ELSIA Expert Group.

Although the Conference will be open to anyone interested and participation will be free of charge, advance registration will be required. The number of participants will be limited, and registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for the conference will be closed when the maximum number of participants reached.

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