Dear EBLIDA Members,
As I informed you previously, agreements about European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – by far the greatest and richest opportunity for European libraries to be part of national development plans – are being completed. If you, your library association, or institution, wish to respond effectively and participate in the ESIF programme since its inception, the moment to act is now.
At the end of July, the European Commission signed a good deal of partnership agreements concerning the allocation of European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027. European Structural Funds are by far the best and richest opportunity for libraries to play a major role in national development policies.
EBLIDA partner organisation in Greece is EEB/AGLIS, the Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists.
The Agreement between the European Commission and Greece on funding through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund+ (ESF+), the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund (JTF) and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) has been signed. The document is available in Greek only. Nevertheless, it is worth emphasising that the budgets available for PO 4: Social Europe and PO 5: A Europe close to its citizens, where libraries can find thematics close to their work, amount respectively to €907.156.991 and €1.135.667.515.